All-Russian academic journal
“Issues of Cognitive Linguistics”



Author:  Alexander V. Kravchenko

Affiliation:  Baikal National University of Economics and Law

Ignoring the biology of cognition and language characteristic of the orthodox view of language as a symbolic system is fraught with grave methodological danger. This danger can be avoided by taking a biological approach to language as consensual coordinations of consensual coordinations of behavior, with an emphasis on the relational nature of linguistic interactions that sustain the unity of society as a living system. With this in view, a new agenda for the language sciences is called for which it must depart from the old dualistic view of the relationship between mind and language.

Keywords:  language myth, consensual domain, living system


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