International Journal of Language & Linguistics

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

Language Externalization
Ruying Qi, Daming Xu, Qiang Guo

The phenomenon of language externalization can be summarized in three aspects: the trans-humanist development of language acquisition and use; the trans-societal development of semiotic function of language and the vicissitude of language identity function. Language use that features man-machine dialogue heralds transcending its biological boundary; linguistic activities dominated by foreign language learning neglects the social nature of language and the manipulation of language identity featuring language planning show the nature of artificial nature. The current phenomena of a wide range of language externalization show the inadequacy of existing linguistic theories: the biological foundation of language restrains the development of language technology; the semiotic nature of language dissociates itself from social reality and the cultural aspect of language disregards the dynamics of language development. The discussion of language externalization is conducive to understanding the mechanism of human language emergence and development, predicting its developmental pathway in the future.

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