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Трансформация функций языка: социологическая рефлексия

Mogilevich Branislava R., Saratov State University

The article considers the language functions` evolution in correlationwith society development. Language functions are presented fromthe point of view of various theoretical methodological approaches:behavioral, structuralfunctional, discourse practices, symbolicinteractional, and social constructional. The special role of constructionlanguage function, as the most significant under information society,is pointed out. Some examples of this language function activity inestablishing national states are given. It is stated that any languagemakes it possible for its speakers to generate and percept sociocultural information. In conclusion, languages’ special mission ofpreserving their speakers’ sociocultural heritage is focused on.

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