glottogonic

glottogonic

(ˌɡlɒtəˈɡɒnɪk)
adj
(Languages) relating to the origin of language
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The unitary process of human thinking and art history now paralleled Marr's "single glottogonic process" according to which all semantic material developed through distinct stages correlated to shifts in the relations of production in given societies.
One is what can be referred to as the glottogonic assumption, the chief representative of which was stadial typology, an approach cultivated most vigorously by N.
Although this is not the place to pursue in detail largely glottogonic ideas about other, more truncated types of formal plurality such as, say, reduplication, there is sufficient evidence, even in the living semantics of some such forms, to support a similar iconic interpretation.