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Anatomy of a Language (Forum for Philosophy)

12 November 2019, 6:30 pm

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
Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, UCL

Guy Longworth
Reader in Philosophy, University of Warwick

Hazel Pearson
Lecturer in Linguistics, QMUL

Clare Moriarty
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
IRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

Organized in conjunction with the Royal Institute of Philosophy


Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building, London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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