What is the linguistic worldview and why is it worth studying? Cover Image
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What is the linguistic worldview and why is it worth studying?

Author(s): Renata Grzegorczykowa
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA

Summary/Abstract: The concept of the linguistic worldview (LWV) refers to the cognitive function of language. The human being, as an animal loquens, has the ability to communicate with other people by means of a system of conventional signs, which refer to classes of phenomena in extra-linguistic reality. Hence, a certain cognitive view of the world, its categorisation and conceptualisation of the identifi ed phenomena are encoded in the human mind. The view of the world, which is established in language (LWV), is not identical to the scientific (encyclopaedic) knowledge of the world. Languages differ among each other with this respect. The difference between the description of language as a communication system and the description of language as cognitive apprehension of the world is described in this paper on the example of the lexeme arm and the notion ‘arm’.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 7-13
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish