Subcategory of Evolution within Deviation Category in the English Language

Alexander Ptashkin


The author describes the language means of expressing the subcategory “Evolution” as the element of the biological component of the deviation category in the English language. The subcategory “Evolution” is considered as the basic element in forming the biological component of deviation category, but the author distinguishes other mental units that are interconnected with the primary category. “Evolution” is mentioned as the subcategory, further analysis gives chance to see the concepts “Mutation” and its components “Beneficial Mutation”, “Degenerative Mutation”, and “Migration”, “Genetic Drift”, “Natural Selection” within this subcategory. The author considers the category of deviation, expressed by the words of general semantics with root devia-, and concludes that the concretization of the meanings of mentioned above words occurs by means of the analysis of their contextual correlations with language units, representing the subcategory “Evolution”, included in the sphere of deviation. This subcategory is the part within the hierarchical structure of deviation category, the peculiar feature of this structure is the presence of hyper-hyponym relations in it.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n20p2327

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