"THE OTHER SIDE OF LANGUAGE": THE PROBLEM OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CONTINUITY AND DISCRETENESS

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Transliteration of original Title: 
«Iznanka yazyka»: problema sootnosheniya kontinual'nogo i diskretnogo
Author(s): 
Elena V. Zolotukhina-Abolina
Southern Federal University
Issue number: 
No.2 (Vol.55)
Pages: 
94-108
Abstract: 

This paper deals with the problem of continuity and discreteness of human consciousness. The author starts with the analysis of the "linguistic turn" in the philosophy of the 20th century when the language was for the firstly regarded as an autonomous essence. While stressing the illegitimacy of overestimating of linguistic discreteness, the author identifies three types of concepts, which understand differently the connection between continuum and discreteness. These are "the level concepts” where the semantic and sensitive dimensions of the language are highlighted; "the concepts of complementarity", which show that the discreteness is always accompanied by continuum ("non-verbal moments of communication”, etc.), and “the concepts of reference”,where the nonverbal and hidden cultural codes of language are explicated (viz. theories of symbols, linguo pragmatics, etc.)

Keywords: 
language, "the other side of the language", consciousness, discreteness, continuity, verbal, non-verbal, levels of consciousness, complementarity, references to the continuality, codes, symbols, linguo-pragmatics
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DOI: 
10.5840/eps201855231
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