Triad: Method for Studying the Core of the Semiotic Parity of Language and Art

Signs, Vol. 3, pp. 1-28, 2010

28 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2010 Last revised: 7 Jun 2011

Date Written: January 21, 2010


The purpose of this paper is to present and describe a new method for studying pre-speech language. The suggested approach allows correlate epistemology of linguistics to the ideological tradition of other scientific disciplines. Method is based on three linguistic categories – nouns, verbs, and interjections in their motor and expressive qualities – and their relation to the three basic forms of art – graphics (visual art), movement (dance), and sound (music). The study considers this correlation as caused by the nature of the human receptor system. This method explains the nature of art and the phenomenon of aesthetics and allows for the chronological arrangement of important cultural processes; it identifies the fundamental unanimity of the semiotic nature of language and art.

Keywords: Glottogenesis, language, cognition, mind, culture, language evolution, nonverbal communication, pre-speech language, origin of art; origin of aesthetics, oral folklore, universal syntax, language universals

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Breskin, Vladimir, Triad: Method for Studying the Core of the Semiotic Parity of Language and Art (January 21, 2010). Signs, Vol. 3, pp. 1-28, 2010. Available at SSRN:

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