Course: Introduction to the philosophy of language

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Course title Introduction to the philosophy of language
Course code KBH/UFJ
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Schacherl Martin, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Explaining the term ' language philosophy'. The essentials of thinking about language. Old theorising approaches and opinions about language (up to the19th century). The semiotics of literature, art and culture. Philosophical extensions of lingustics; structuralism and holism; Saussure. Classical structuralism. Analytical philosophy. Philosophical pragmatism. Philosophy of the return to language. Post- and neo-structuralism and their views of "the word-things relation ". Exploring the potentialities of educational employment, including the praparation of suitable teaching and learning implements.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The essentials of thinking about language - history; the most influential concepts and texts; semiotics; philological and etymological agenda extending to philosophy.
A basic understanding of the terms, issues and history of philosophical reflection upon language, with a sound knowledge of the works of distinguished language philosophers.
Prerequisites
Basic the orientation about language.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

Active participation in the seminar; studying the texts under discussion; producing an individual seminar paper.
Recommended literature
  • Austin, J. L. Jak udělat něco slovy. Praha, 2000.
  • Černý, J. Dějiny lingvistiky. Praha, 1996.
  • Doubravová, J. Sémiotika v teorii a praxi. Praha, 2002.
  • Fiala, J. (ed.). Čítanka z analytické filosofie I. - III. Plzeň 1999-2002.
  • Frank, M. Co je neostrukturalismus. Praha, 2002.
  • Hawkes, T. Strukturalismus a sémiotika. Brno, 1999.
  • Peregrin, J. (ed.). Obrat k jazyku: druhé kolo. Praha, 1998.
  • Rorty, R. (ed.). The Linguistic Turn. Chicago. The University of Chicago Press, 1992.
  • Saussure, F. Kurs obecné lingvistiky. Praha, 1996.
  • Wittgenstein, L. Filosofická zkoumání. Praha, 1998.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in Czech language and literature (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in Czech language and literature (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: -