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128304 AR AR Philosophy of Language Science / What's this thing called science? (2018S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 08.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 15.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 22.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 12.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 19.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 26.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 03.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 17.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 24.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 07.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 14.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 21.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 28.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this course we will discuss particular topics and key concepts within the philosophy of science, which are especially important to linguistics. Among these topics are: different definitions and models of language and the linguistic sign, and the question of meaning in linguistics, philosophy and cultural theory. We will also explore distinctions and questions such as sense and reference; text, discourse, context, pretext and inter-text; speech act and performativity; what are (linguistic) facts and how do they relate to theories? Are there empirical facts independent of theories about them? What does it mean to say of something that it is constructed by language or discourse?

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance, participation in class discussions, minutes, upload your answers to reading questions in time.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Assessment:

Class minutes for one session 20%

You are responsible for taking notes of all the main points/ issues discussed in one class session. Upload your notes onto Moodle by the Wednesday 6pm before the next session.

Weekly Discussion Questions 60%

For each week's reading you will find two to four discussion questions on Moodle. You should think about all of them and come to class ready to discuss them. Two of them you should write out your answer (one and a half page) and upload it on Moodle in the appropriate folder. Always due Wednesday, 12 noon, before the class.

Participation 20%

Participation is based on punctuality, coming to class prepared, and participating in the classroom activities and discussion.

Examination topics

Lecturing, discussion of texts and presentations.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344; MA 812 (1); MA 812 (2)
Code/Modul: UF FW; MA(1) 03; MA(2) 06
Lehrinhalt: 12-8161

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33