August 11, 2007
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE OF LANGUAGE, Polimetrica Onlus, ed., Milan, Italy, 2007
It is dialogic representation on the epistemological status of ‘Language’ (L) rather than that of a direct definition of L per se. In this exposition, a Proposer(P), a strict structuralist is introducing definitions of L and the Opponent (O), a post-structuralist, is nullifying or refuting those truth-claims regarding L as thing-in-itself. Firstly, P introduced the etymological meaning of language and that was refuted by O by the way of his understanding the nature of Externalized Language (EL) and Internalized Language (IL). Secondly, O introduced an interface between psyche and society with the human corporeal to understand different shades of human linguistic creativity. Ultimately, after refuting different definitions of language, O introduced his/her own views on language. For O, language is that, which is perceived as ‘language’ by the speaking/hearing subject at the moment of speaking. O also introduced here the concept of ‘silenceme’ within the ambit of something called language.
Keywords: philology, bioligistics, silenceme