LENG-1903 Theories of Language I

As an introduction to the studies of language, the course Theories of Language I will explain basic problems regarding language and its relationship with reality in order to raise reflections and discussions thereof. These problems will be formulated based on the thorough reading of classic texts that go from the Platonic proposal that conceives language as a referential instrument and a means to represent what is real, to the 19th Century when Compared Grammar and Historic Linguistics announced a new epistemological space for language to consider it outside its representative purpose.