Universität Wien FIND

129004 AR What's this thing called science? (2014S)

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 11.03. 16:30 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 18.03. 16:30 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 25.03. 16:30 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 01.04. 16:30 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 08.04. 16:30 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 29.04. 16:30 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 06.05. 16:30 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 13.05. 16:30 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 20.05. 16:30 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 27.05. 16:30 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 03.06. 16:30 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 17.06. 16:30 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 24.06. 16:30 - 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: UF 344; ME 812;
Code/Modul: UF FW; ME3;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0119

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50