LgDM01 Methodology of comparative grammar

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Aleš Bičan, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Mojmír Dočekal, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Ondřej Šefčík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mag. Vaidas Šeferis, Dr. phil. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Mojmír Dočekal, Ph.D.
Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
Intro to logic.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the main approaches in the philosophical reflection of language (mostly from the history of analytic philosophy). The approaches are building blocks of the formal description of natural language.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to:
- understand basic theoretical stances which philosophy of language offers for better understanding of meaning in natural language;
- make reasoned decisions about main arguments for different schools of philosophy of language:
- classifying language as object external to mind - language as internal to mind
- language as social object.
  • concepts: meaning, truth, compositionality, realism, holism, private language, reference, internalism, externalism
  • main historical figures:
  • Frege
  • Russell
  • Wittgenstein
  • Quine
    required literature
  • PEREGRIN, Jaroslav. Kapitoly z analytické filosofie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Filosofia, 2005. 319 s. ISBN 8070072075. info
    recommended literature
  • Blackburn, Simon (1984): Spreading the Word. Groundings in the Philosophy of Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • PEREGRIN, Jaroslav. Význam a struktura. 1. vyd. Praha: Oikoymenh, 1999. 292 s. ISBN 80-86005-93-3. info
  • Valenta, Lubomír (2003): Problémy analytické filozofie. Historický úvod. Olomouc: Nakladatelství Olomouc.
  • PEREGRIN, Jaroslav. Logika ve filosofii, filosofie v logice : historický úvod do analytické filosofie : Úvod do analytické filosofie (Variant.). Praha: Herman a synové, 1992. 124 s. info
  • KOLÁŘ, Petr. Argumenty filosofické logiky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Filosofia, 1999. 327 s. ISBN 80-7007-121-4. info
  • Analytická filosofie. Edited by Jiří Fiala. 1. vyd. Plzeň: O.P.S. Michal V. Hanzelín, 2002. xxvi, 300. ISBN 8023895184. info
  • Analytická filosofie. Edited by Jiří Fiala. 1. vyd. Praha: O.P.S. Michal V. Hanzelín, 2000. 283 s. ISBN 8023885197. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023.
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