LIN 599 - Philosophical Perspectives in Linguistics

3 Credits

Offered every fall

An examination of the philosophical basis of human language and communication, with special attention to issues relating to semantics, discourse, lexicon, metaphor, and translation–all the areas that deal with meaning creation. There will be a critical review of some major schools of thought within philosophy of language and hermeneutics. These will be examined in light of current insights in text linguistics, cognitive linguistics, and integrational linguistics.