The combined major in linguistics and philosophy with honors requires the student to complete the requirements for the major with a GPA of 3.5 or above and to complete in addition LING 497 Honors Thesis or PHIL 494 Senior Thesis with a grade of B or better. Students graduating with a major in Linguistics & Philosophy are expected to attain: In other words, philosophy of language/linguistics is a branch of the philosophy of science. As its name suggests, the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy houses a linguistics section and a philosophy section. Authors of open access articles published in this journal retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work. Students graduating with a major in Linguistics & Philosophy will be able to demonstrate: Some mastery of the history and development of analytic philosophy and the concepts of truth, reference, objectivity, and meaning as they have figured in philosophy in the last century or so. Learning Outcomes. Joint major in Linguistics & Philosophy Learning Goals. At least 42 credits in courses distributed between Philosophy and Linguistics, including those listed below. Linguistics and Philosophy publishes open access articles. This journal, along with Studies in Language, is a continuation of the journal Foundations of Language (1965 to 1976).. The Linguistics & Philosophy major provides excellent preparation for graduate study in the humanities, social sciences, and computer science or for professional training in law, education, or communications. Required Linguistics courses (20 credits): 201 Introduction to Linguistics Theory 401 Introduction to Syntax 402 Speech Sounds and Structure 409 Formal Foundations of Linguistic Theory 411 Introduction to Language Acquisition 510 Introduction to Semantics Required Visit our Open access publishing page to learn more. MIT OCW Linguistics and Philosophy Department numerical course listing. Linguistics matters to philosophy because the philosophy of language, rightly construed, is just the philosophy of linguistics; linguistics like psychology, mathematics, physics, etc., provides philosophy with a part of its subject matter. Linguistics and Philosophy is a peer reviewed journal addressing "structure and meaning in natural language".