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129004 AR What's this thing called science? (2013S)

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. 24 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 12.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 19.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 09.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 16.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 23.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 30.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 07.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 14.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 28.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 04.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 11.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 18.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 25.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

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, preparation and chairing of sessions on specific topics, minutes, shorter written assignments.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The aim of the course is to learn about the basic concepts, problems and models in the philosophy of science an their relevance for linguistics.

Examination topics

Lecturing, discussion of texts and presentations.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, ME 812;
Code/Modul: Diplom 721-723, ME3;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0119

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