The origin and nature of the linguistic parasite

1. The functionalist’s view: linguistic forms are instruments used to convey meaningful elements. This is the basis of European structuralism. 2. The formalist’s view: linguistic forms are abstract structures which can b
1. The functionalist’s view: linguistic forms are instruments used to convey meaningful elements. This is the basis of European structuralism. 2. The formalist’s view: linguistic forms are abstract structures which can be filled with meaningful elements. This is the basis of generative grammar. 3. The parasitologist’s view: linguistic forms are vehicles for the reproduction of meaningful elements. This is the view which I advocated twenty years ago in the Festschrift for Werner Winter’s 60th birthday (1985). Here I intend to discuss the evolutionary origin and the physiological nature of the linguistic parasite. My theory of language is wholly consistent with Gerald Edelman’s theory of neuronal group selection.
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Author:Frederik H. H. Kortlandt
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1156878
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2010/07/07
Year of first Publication:2003
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2010/07/07
SWD-Keyword:Evolutionstheorie
Note:
Korrigierte Version 
Source:http://www.kortlandt.nl/publications/art206e.pdf ; (in:) Language in time and space [Fs. Winter]. - Berlin: Mouton, 2003, S. 241-244
HeBIS PPN:264632826
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Sprachtheorie / Theory of language
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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