Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Philosophy Of Language ELT 446 8 4 + 0 4 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Öğr.Gör. AYDIN ÇELENK
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Res. Assist. Ali İLYA

Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

Upon the successful completition of the course,the students gain an awareness of approaches towards the historical background of language and numerous texts about various theories & philosophical thought system. They develop individual attitudes towards language through a comparative analysis of different ideas.

Course Content

The leading names in the field of language philosophy, the dimensions of the philosophy of language, the relationship of the discipline of language philosophy with other disciplines, the contribution of the teachings of related disciplines to language teaching etc.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 The students will have an opinion of the historical development of language, Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 They will define some various approaches to language, Lecture, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
3 They will be able to list at least five of the language philosophers in the context of at least one of their basic problems. Lecture, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
4 They develop positive attitude towards the philosophy of language, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
5 They gain an awareness of language since he knows the development process of language, Lecture, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
6 They know and comment on the leadingnames in the field of philosophy of language such as Foucault and Eco, Lecture, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
7 They will be able to examine some various dimensions of semiotics and pragmatism on the basis of the philosophy of language. Lecture, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
8 They will be able to list in an oral presentation at least five of the constituting elements of philosophy of language. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
9 They will be able to establish some connections between at least two concepts which were established in philosophy of language. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Sophistic linguistics
2 Platon, Cratylus, Phaedrus
3 Aristotle, Categories, Peri Hermeneias
4 Augustine, Modistae School and the medieval semiotics
5 Giambattista Vico, concepts of writing and speaking
6 Johann Godfried Herder and Wilhelm von Humboldt
7 John Locke
8 The search of origin in the 19th century linguistics
9 Mid term
10 Ferdinand de Saussure’s criticism on the 19th century linguistics
11 Meaning and Interpretation
12 The contradiction between the linguistic conceptions of Wittgenstein and structuralism
13 Roman Jakobson. Jacques Derrida’s criticism on Saussurean linguistics
14 The associations of particular language conceptions with particular approaches of text and textual analysis
Resources
Course Notes <p>1. &Ccedil;iğdem D&uuml;r&uuml;şken, Rhetorica.<br /> 2. Platon, Kratylos; Phaedros.<br /> 3. Aristoteles, Kategoriler; Yorum &Uuml;zerine; Retorik.<br /> 4. Augustinus, De Dialectica; De Magistro.<br /> 5. Erfurtlu Thomas, De modis significandi.<br /> 6. Giambattista Vico, Yeni Bilim.<br /> 7. Johann Godfried Herder, &ldquo;On Language&rdquo;, Selected Writings.<br /> 8. John Locke, İnsan Anlığı &Uuml;zerine Bir Deneme.<br /> 9. Maurice Olender, Cennetin Dilleri.<br /> 10. Umberto Eco, Avrupa K&uuml;lt&uuml;r&uuml;nde Kusursuz Dil Arayışı.<br /> 11. Ferdinand de Saussure, Genel Dilbilim Dersleri.<br /> 12. Wittgenstein, Tractatus.<br /> 13. Roman Jakobson, Sekiz Yazı.<br /> 14. Jacques Derrida, &ldquo;G&ouml;sterge&rdquo;, Toplumbilim.<br /> 15. Michel Foucault, Ders &Ouml;zetleri.</p>
Course Resources

Kemp, G. (2011). What is this thing called Philosophy of Language. Routledge
Stainton, R.J.(1996). Philosophical Perspectives on language. Broadview Press
Soames, S. (2010). Philosophy of Language. Princeton University Press.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 A graduate of the department is able to plan teaching processes. X
2 A graduate of the department possesses the skill in organizing appropriate environments for English teaching. X
3 A graduate of the department can evaluate materials and resources that are relevant to English teaching with a critical viewpoint. X
4 A graduate of the department employs appropriate methods and techniques for English teaching. X
5 A graduate of the department decides on the feasibility of software and other technological resources to be utilized in English teaching X
6 A graduate of the department chooses the suitable learning strategies considering the personal traits of the students. X
7 A graduate of the department develops writing, reading, speaking and listening skills of the students. X
8 A graduate of the department uses measurement and assessment instruments in an effective way. X
9 A graduate of the department generates solutions for the educational, social and economic problems of the society. X
10 A graduate of the department questions to what degree s/he possesses the required qualifications of a teacher. X
11 A graduate of the department follows the academic studies conducted in the field for his personal development. X
12 A graduate of the department conveys his ideas on the significance of intercultural communication in the process of learning English as a foreign language. X
13 A graduate of the department indicates the ways of digging up information that are compulsory for life-long learning. X
14 A graduate of the department generates foreign language tests. X
15 A graduate of the department designs original activities promoting the use of English in the daily life. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Kısa Sınav 20
1. Ödev 10
2. Ödev 10
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 5 80
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Quiz 1 1 1
Assignment 2 4 8
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Workload 125
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5
dersAKTSKredisi 5