I've always been interested in the concept of 'proto' - for sort of artistic or conceptual reasons (or for conceptual art aspects). I had thought a few years ago about an art or photo or writing project, a blog, or some sort of site, bought a good internet name for it and all that, though never did anything with it. But I'm also into psychology - and particularly the role that language plays, and the social, the social mind, as such (for me, really that 'all psychology is social psychology and all mind is social mind). And I'm intrigued then of course about how language forms, and what form language is (in) or in the form it takes in human baby and infant development. Development of mind and language.
I am big into Vygotsky, and I think he'd have it that sounds are sort of accidental before 'proto' i.e., that social being (or a little being for it to be 'social' and conscious of itself as a powerful being in time in space - or having that type of human consciousness, I should or could say, is a whole 'proto' but not 'proto' (non- intentional thing/entity or process, really). I know this is vague stuff. But anyway, I thought I'd try and find what the linguistic folks have - even if also vague thoughts - going on with proto languages thoughts or information (e.g. information on research or ideas you might have come across recently) on proto language or proto words and what have you.
Yes, so if any pointers or ideas of your own, thoughts on proto, I'd be really interested. And thanks in advance. Or just for reading this far, reading the post anyway.