Richard Hudson/ Guy Longworth/ Hazel Pearson
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.
Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, UCL
Reader in Philosophy, University of Warwick
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, QMUL
IRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity College Dublin & Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Organized in conjunction with the Royal Institute of Philosophy
Recorded on 12 November 2019 and the LSE