Subcategory of evolution within deviation category in the English language

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2327-2331
Number of pages5
JournalMediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2014


  • Category
  • Deviation
  • Evolution
  • Lexeme
  • Set phrase
  • Subcategory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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