THE SALISHAN LANGUAGE GROUP AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ARCHAIC LANGUAGE TYPE

Author(s): 
List of sections: 
Applied and mathematical linguistics
Mounth / Year: 
2013, October
Issue of the journal: 
2
Pages: 
64-65
Type of the article: 
Scientific article
Abstract: 

The notion of the archaic language type and the criteria of its definition – geographical isolation/social isolation of native speakers, mythological thinking, pre-grammatical mode of the language system, holophrases of concrete semantics - are introduced by the author. The material of the Salishan language group is analyzed in light of mentioned criteria. The author concludes that the Salishan language group is a representative of the archaic language type.

Keywords: 
archaic language, isolation, pre-grammatical mode of the language system, Salishan language group, mythological thinking, holophrase
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