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Anatomy of a Language

12 November | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

All welcome | Free to attend | First come, first served at the door


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.


Richard Hudson
Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, UCL

Guy Longworth
Reader in Philosophy, University of Warwick

Hazel Pearson
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, QMUL

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


Organized in conjunction with the Royal Institute of Philosophy


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All welcome | Free to attend | First come, first served at the door



12 November
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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