The article studies the phenomenon of language in the aesthetic representations of M. Shishkin ("The Saved Language", 2001). According to the linguistic philosophy of the writer, the language paradigm reflects the national mentality, culture, history. Shishkin's concept correlates with the provisions of philosophical works, primarily G. Shpet, M. Heidegger, ideas of D. Likhachev, E. Canetti's prose motifs. Language in Shishkin's understanding is a mental and metaphysical phenomenon, creating a new reality, modeling time and space.
Keywords: being, conceptual sphere, culture language, linguistic, metaphysical, philosophy, ontological, word.