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Research at FLoV involves several interdisciplinary collaborations.
Research at FLoV involves several interdisciplinary collaborations.
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Our research

Research carried out at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, FLoV, originates in a number of basic disciplines, each with a number of sub-specialities.

Classical Philology at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science has an emphasis on the History of Linguistics and History of Philosophy. Within practical philosophy, work is carried out on applied ethics and political philosophy, ethics, metaethics, philosophy of health, and philosophical anthropology. Particular concentrations include bioethics and the ethics of business and finance, theories of morality, rationality and responsibility, and philosophy of health. Theoretical philosophy includes work on epistemology, philosophy of language, metaphysics, phenomenology and the philosophy of cognition and mind. Special concentrations are formal semanticspragmatics, and the philosophy of neurology and psychiatry. In logic, model-theoretical semantics, quantification and mathematical logic are in focus. In linguistics there is an emphasis on spoken language and dialogue studies in all the four sub-areas. Phonetics has emphases on forensic phonetics, dialectology and prosody. A general focus is formal semantics and the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue, linked to the work on dialogue systems within language technology. Sociolinguistics has concerned political themes related to education and migration, as well as sociolinguistic aspects of language change. Theory of science includes controversy studies and science and policy studies, with a developed research program regarding controversy and expertise in medicine and health policy.