International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Modular Evolution: A Hypothesis for Language Acquisition
Zyri Bajrami, Shezai Rrokaj

Language has made it possible to communicate and learn in human society thanks to the formation of all modules, but especially those formed from neural, socio-cultural and linguistic information, which respectively realize neural interaction, the interaction of a referent (or object) with the word and, subsequently, the interaction of words, sentences and texts between them. Also, from the interaction of the modules with the internal and external environment, modular or meaningful information arises, which value is measured by the probability of the function performing. On the other hand, the probability of the function performing or the value of the semantic information is determined by the module structure, which is formed as an interaction of its parts. In the functional perspective, a linguistic module is analogous to a neural module and to a genetic module, and all modules can be considered intelligent agents. An intelligent agent (A) perceives a referent (R) (or object O), which can be considered as a 'lock' to be opened, stores information about it and according to this information an effector (E) is formed, i.e. a 'key’ that performs the right function, ie opens the 'lock'. In this way, linguistic modules, which most often act as socio-cultural modules, perform socio-cultural and linguistic functions in human society, the same as any other module in the living world. Our data support the idea that modularity is a general organizing principle and that modular thinking is a new form of thinking in evolutionary biology as well as in linguistics.

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