- Module code: PH130
- Module name: Meaning and Communication
- Department: Philosophy
- Credit: 6
Module content and teaching
This module introduces some issues in the philosophy language by considering relations between logic, meaning and communication by considering the questio: What makes communication by language possible?
Principal learning outcomes
At the end of the module students will have a basic understanding of a number of key concepts in the philosophy of language including: the systematicity and productivity of utterances and the idea that language is compositional, the distinction between sentence meaning and speaker meaning, Grice’s account of conversational implicature.
Timetabled teaching activities
Summer term. 2 hours of Lectures and fortnightly seminars for the first 5 weeks of term.
Other essential notes
It is normally available only in conjunction with PH126 Starting Logic. Please note that attendance at both lectures and seminars and completion of any unasssessed or required work is a requirement of this module
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|6 CATS (Module code: PH130-6)|
|B1 (Examination only)||Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9)||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Undergraduate Philosophy (V700) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Philosophy with Computer Science (V7G5) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Philosophy with Classical Civilisation (V7Q8) - Year 1
- BA in Philosophy with Psychology (VL78) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature (VQ72) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy (GV17) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Intercalated Year (GV18) - Year 1
- Undergraduate History and Philosophy (V1V5) - Year 1