PHIL 330 Philosophy of Language
This course examines the major issues and approaches in philosophy of language in three parts: analytical philosophy of language, pragmatics, and philosophy of linguistics. The first part covers main theories of meaning, reference, and truth from Frege to Kripke. The second part covers theories of speech acts, implicature and related issues by such philosophers as Searle, Austin, and Grice. The final part is concerned with linguistic relativism, Saussure’s structuralism, and Chomsky’s generative grammar.