Makuhin P.G., Kalinin S.S. Emergence and Development of Contact Idioms in the Frame of Philosophy of Global Evolutionism

https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2021.5.5

Petr G. Makuhin

Candidate of Sciences (Philosophy), Associate Professor, Department of History, Philosophy and Social Communications, Omsk State Technical University

Prosp. Mira, 11, 644050 Omsk, Russia

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3537-7321

Stepan S. Kalinin

Candidate of Sciences (Philology), Scientific Supervisor, Scientific and Educational Center of Russian Language and Slavic Cultures, International Slavic Institute

Godovikova St, 9, Bld. 25, 129085 Moscow, Russia

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7371-9655


Abstract. Based on observations of the emergence of pidgins, their further extension and transformation into creole languages (all these forms of language are denoted by the term "contact idioms" in this article), the hypothesis is put forward in this part of the exploration that the origin and development of the human language seem to be similar in many dimensions to the emergence and development of contact idioms. In support of that hypothesis, both the general conceptions of some contemporary evolutionary linguists (in particular, D. Bickerton, W.T. Fitch, T. Nikolaeva, B. Bichakjian) are described and evolutionary strategies for some particular languages and language families are surveyed. The similarity of evolutionary vectors of pidgins and creole languages and several of the other language families is assumed. Based on the considered linguistic material, it is postulated that the law "ontogeny manifests a repetition of several phylogenetic stages" or the recapitulationist theory – with all its ambiguousness from the standpoint of present-day biology – seems to be true for linguistic evolution. Attention is focused on the importance of using a comprehensive communicative-discursive approach to the study of glottogenesis, as described in the works of domestic and international linguists who specialize in evolutionary linguistics and general linguistics and whose names are mentioned above. The relevance of the material of contact idioms and languages of other groups and families listed in this paper for such purposes is emphasized.

Key words: language origin, evolution of language, contact idiom, emergence of contact idioms, global evolutionism, pragmatic code, language neoteny, naturalistic paradigm in linguistics.

Citation. Makuhin P.G., Kalinin S.S. Emergence and Development of Contact Idioms in the Frame of Philosophy of Global Evolutionism. Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya 2. Yazykoznanie [Science Journal of Volgograd State University. Linguistics], 2021, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 56-66. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2021.5.5

Creative Commons License
Emergence and Development of Contact Idioms in the Frame of Philosophy of Global Evolutionism by Makuhin P.G., Kalinin S.S. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Attachments:
Download this file (1_Makuhin_Kalinin.pmd.pdf) 1_Makuhin_Kalinin.pmd.pdf
URL: https://l.jvolsu.com/index.php/en/component/attachments/download/2468
119 Downloads