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November 12th, 2019

Anatomy of a Language

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

November 12th, 2019

Anatomy of a Language

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Richard Hudson/ Guy Longworth/ Hazel Pearson

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The importance of grammar is apparent when learning a new language, but there’s much more to grammar than meets the eye. As the system and structure of languages, it plays a vital role in facilitating basic communication. ‘The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar’, wrote de Montaigne. Join us as we probe the philosophical underpinnings of grammar and how it functions in communication, understanding, and even humour.

 

Speakers
Richard Hudson, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, UCL
Guy Longworth
, Reader in Philosophy, University of Warwick
Hazel Pearson
, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, QMUL

Chair
Clare Moriarty, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & IRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

 

Organized in conjunction with the Royal Institute of Philosophy

Recorded on 12 November 2019 and the LSE

 

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Forum for Philosophy is a non-profit organization promoting philosophy. We host events, produce podcasts, and publish an essay series to showcase the work of contemporary academic philosophers from all philosophical traditions, often in conversation with each other and with academics from other disciplines. In all of our activities, we promote thought-provoking discussion of science, art, and politics from a philosophical perspective.

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