Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 3(6), pp. 289 - 295
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030606
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Preliminary Remarks on the Interdisciplinary Nature of Anthropolinguistics

Jan Franciszek Nosowicz 1,*, Joanna Szerszunowicz 2
1 Department of History, Institute of Information and Book Studies, The University of Warsaw, Poland
2 Department of Philology, Institute of Polish Philology, The University of Bialystok, Poland


Anthropolinguistics ia s relatively new branch of science, whose aim is to research the evolution of human intelligence in a given period reflected in the language evolution in a corresponding time framework. Since the specialization is the main tendency in the human mentality development, this process can be observed during the constant emergence and progress of new branches of science. The specialization of knowledge involves the differentiation of vocabulary, so it results in the creation of new lexical items, which takes place in a given ethnic community at a definite time. Therefore, in a contrastive perspective, it can be expected that the development of vocabulary may differ across the communities. The anthropolinguistic research studies tend to comprise multidirectional analyses on a given element of the mentality of man in various periods. Due to linguo-cultural character and complexity of the researched phenomena, anthropolinguistics has to involve an interdisciplinary approach to the analyzed issues, which means that the analysis of a particular phenomenon requires multiaspectual studies, which comprise conducting research on it in more than one field. The aim of the paper is to present the progress and the most important achievements of anthropolinguistics with a focus on its interdisciplinary nature.

Anthropolinguistics, Evolution, Language, Culture, Language Development, Lexis, Terminology

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[1] Jan Franciszek Nosowicz , Joanna Szerszunowicz , "Preliminary Remarks on the Interdisciplinary Nature of Anthropolinguistics," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 289 - 295, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030606.

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Jan Franciszek Nosowicz , Joanna Szerszunowicz (2015). Preliminary Remarks on the Interdisciplinary Nature of Anthropolinguistics. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 3(6), 289 - 295. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030606.