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Glosses to the theory of normative linguistics

Author(s): Wojciech Włoskowicz
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA
Keywords: normative linguistics

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present selected theoretical observations in the area of normative linguistics (in particular the concept of a language norm and related concepts) as well as to provide a concise synthesis of the standpoints presented to date and a proposition of a new view on the essence of normativism and the relation between the language norm and langue. This study adopts a narrow definition of the term normative linguistics, limiting its scope to the theory of proper language use. Langue was defined as a system the carrier of which is an individual language user. A concept of a universal norm, e.g. the extratextual assessment of the normative status of linguistic elements, was proposed. The notions of active and passive norm, related to the complete separateness of the essence of language usus (actual use) and the essence of normativeness (no objection against a given linguistic element) were introduced. The issue of the subject of approval as a condition of normativeness was also discussed.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 47-65
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish