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Anatomy of a Language

Hosted by Forum for Philosophy

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE


Richard Hudson

Richard Hudson

Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, UCL

Guy Longworth

Guy Longworth

Reader in Philosophy, University of Warwick

Hazel Pearson

Hazel Pearson

Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, QMUL


Clare Moriarty

Fellow, Forum for Philosophy and IRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

The importance of grammar is apparent when learning a new language, but there’s much more to grammar than meets the eye. As the system and structure of languages, it plays a vital role in facilitating basic communication. ‘The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar’, wrote de Montaigne. Join us as we probe the philosophical underpinnings of grammar and how it functions in communication, understanding, and even humour.

Richard Hudson is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, UCL.

Guy Longworth (@GuyLongworth), Reader in Philosophy, University of Warwick.

Hazel Pearson, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, QMUL.

Clare Moriarty (@quiteclare), is Fellow, Forum for Philosophy and IRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity College Dublin.

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