Author: Andrey S. Druzhinin
Bio Note: Andrey S. Druzhinin is MGIMO Associate Professor, PhD in linguistics. He teaches both professional and general English to students on all university levels. The scope of his research interests includes the study of language in experiential dynamics with the help of explanatory rather than descriptive models of its phenomena. Since 2011, he has been working on a coherent cognitive model of counterfactuals, focusing on the attentional and thought processes behind counterfactual operating. He believes that linguistics, especially in its traditional mainstream understanding, is made by and for linguists, therefore, enclosed in its own domain of “useless fictions.” And unless we change the research priorities, it will continue to serve the purpose of such fictional rationalization of what comes as natural experience.
Affiliation: MGIMO University, Russia
Publications in Constructivist Foundations
Druzhinin A. S. (2021) Author’s response: X-phemisms and radical constructivism: From world-view to whirled-views. Constructivist Foundations 17(1): 029–032. https://constructivist.info/17/1/029
Druzhinin A. S. (2021) Euphemisms vs. Dysphemisms, or how we construct good and bad language. Constructivist Foundations 17(1): 001–013. https://constructivist.info/17/1/001
Druzhinin A. S. (2020) Author’s response: Counterfactuals: Multiple realities or an observable world? Constructivist Foundations 16(1): 096–100. https://constructivist.info/16/1/096
Druzhinin A. S. (2020) Construction of irreality: An enactive-constructivist stance on counterfactuals. Constructivist Foundations 16(1): 069–080. https://constructivist.info/16/1/069