The article shows that G.P. Melnikov’s scientific heritage is still of great importance in the 21th century. As a prominent thinker of the 20th century he both deepened the concept of the systematic nature of the language by creating an evolutionary approach to the problem and laid the foundation for the holistic picture of the world, the development of integrative approach and made it clear that the range of research tools had to be widened. His works support the ideas revealed when the potent directions of modern linguistics are considered in detail in terms of including anthropological, sociological and psychological aspects of language space and language picture of the world into research. To a certain extent G.P. Melnikov’s works supplement the developing theories of integrativeness and transfer, synergies and other.

About the authors

Valentina A Maslova

P.M. Masherov Vitebsk State University

Author for correspondence.

Dr. habil., Professor, Professor of the Department of Germanic philology

33, Moskovskiy ave., Vitebsk, 210038, Belarus

Anton A Lavitski

P.M. Masherov Vitebsk State University


Head of the Department of Germanic philology, PhD (Philology), assistant professor

33, Moskovskiy ave., Vitebsk, 210038, Belarus


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