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Coping with an Idea of Ecological Grammar


Elzbieta Wasik

Contents: Language and man in the history of linguistic thought – An inquiry into the functional view of language as a tool of communication or a property of task-realizing communities – The linguistic properties of communicating individuals and their role in the construction of an intersubjective world of meanings – On the ecosemiotic existence mode of language in local and global linkage aggregations – Sociological aspects of linguistic pragmatics in the light of hard-sciences – In favor of the notion of grammar as a network of interpersonal and intersubjective linkages – Applying an ecological model of language to the external characteristics of Frisian – Exposing the markers of Frisian ethnicity through a semiotic perspective – Presenting West Frisians as an aggregation of ecological linkages.