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Why Linguistics Matters (Hermann Paul Lecture)

DateMonday, 26th November 2018

veranstalter: Geoffrey K. Pullum (University of Edinburgh)
institution: HPSL
language: Englisch
location institution: Freiburg
date_raw: 26. November 2018, 18:00-20:00
date_sort: 26.11.2018, 00:00:00
date_parsed: 26.11.2018, 18:00:00

ABSTRACT: Language isn”t quite the way most people think, and linguistics, the scientific study of human language, isn”t either. In this lecture I discuss a few of the myths, and highlight a few of the key reasons for thinking that linguistics is important, and also stress the connections it has (as was recognized in Germany in the 19th century) to certain other discplines: philosophy, logic, psychology, and informatics.

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