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The discussion questions of the language of science and the semiotic model of the ideal language

Journal: The Digital Scholar: Philosopher’s Lab (Vol.2, No. 2)

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Page : 125-143

Keywords : language of science; journal periodicals; ideal language; meta-language; semiotic model by Charles Morris; main aspects of language; rules for the construction; using and interpretation of signs;

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The article aims to describe the main problems that can become a substantive basis for the journal thematic section “The Discussion Questions of the Language of Science” actualizing in the context of the semiotic paradigm. The author has set and achieved two major objectives, which determined the general logical and semantic structure of the article. These objectives include re- viewing the main Russian journals published on the language of science and the actualization of the problems of the ideal language into possibilities including the language of science through the semiotic model proposed by Charles Morris. The syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic aspects of the ideal sign-language system are used as grounds for differentiating the synchronic and diachronic problems of the language of science. As shown in the article, the main semiotic problems of the language into possibilities and the language in reality include questions related to the peculiarities of using the syntactic, semantic and pragmatic rules. For syntactics, such rules are the requirements concerning the procedure for constructing and transforming a language system. For semantics, these are rules for applying signs to designated objects. For pragmatics, these are rules of interpretation of signs. The overall positive assessment of Morris' meta-language model as a normative language matrix bases on the absence, of generally accepted and stable theories of language differing from the semiotic language doctrine. At the same time the modern semiotics does not limit the range of its cognitive interests to the level of speech discourses of the signlanguage system, the standard of semantic correctness of which includes the language of science. Today the object of semiotics covers various types of language practices, which, being implemented in the language, are not limited to it. In this context, the article attempts to encourage interdisciplinary discussion platforms focusing on the actual debatable problems of language to be created within such advanced forms of periodicals, as philosophically oriented e-journals.

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