Language as autopoiesis element of social construction

Oleg Kirnitіkiy


The article explores the constructivist contexts of the phenomenon of language. In the study, the author focuses on the autopoiesis and virtual nature of the language within the social. Particular attention is paid to the role of language in the social constructivist mechanisms of creating the social reality of the societies of the twenty-first century. The paper examines the possibilities of the language in changing the configurations of social life.

Social reality in all its complexity appears as a construct is created as interferences between some weight, the critical volume of a variety of social structures and a distinct virtual "fingerprint" - language. Therefore, it appears, exposing its metaphorical reduction, some "optics" that allows you to see the social world around us.

To understand the social world through language as possible transcendental region that mediates any social cognition. It optics, allowing you to see the object of knowledge required for the researcher "angle of view". Thus, the article language vision of the role gradually out of linguistic vision frames only. Check out the traditional understanding of the language sets the analytic philosophy that sees it as a design autopoiezis element social interactions and not as aloof and independent system of values. At the same time it acts as a medium so that constructs a social world through social researchers very difficult to investigate a separate phenomenon of "a self-continue", taken separately, out of context, executes all social structures into a single space semiotic meanings.

Autopoiesis concept of language as an element of social construction is an important part of our research strategy. Autopoiesis characteristics of speech lies in the fact that it provided service property that affects the semantic field of social and has a range of eigenvalues. Treatment language as autopoiesis component analysis of its involvement in a network of social and structural processes makes great material for a meaningful understanding of the mechanisms of virtual social construction. Typical properties of language as a social construction autopoiesis component should include continuous self-development and self-renewal. In an increasingly virtualized world, these social characteristics are fundamental.


language; reproduction; virtual; social construction; social reality; autopoesis


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