PHYLOGENESIS OF THE BASICS OF LANGUAGE, GLOSSOGENESIS OF LANGUAGE DIVERSITY: TOWARDS A COMPREHENSIVE AND REALISTIC FRAMEWORK OF LANGUAGE EVOLUTION
Svetlana T.davidova
January 2022
 

The argument for the evolution of language defined either as phylogenesis of the Language Faculty, or as glossogenesis and diversification of languages is reinterpreted. The present article argues that a Language capacity as innate predispositions for the learning and use of the basics of language, i.e. the most primitive , protolanguage-like systems, has evolved in response to the most basic needs of communicators in pre-civilization environments. From these humble beginnings the semantic and structural complexities of modern languages are viewed as the reflection of language diversity and the function of languages as markers of group identity as a result from glossogenetic processes in idiolects and sociolects.
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keywords: language evolution, language capacity, phylogenesis, glossogenesis, co-evolution, semantics, syntax
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