The practice of ethnolinguistics in Poland is two-pronged: sociological and ecological on the one hand, anthropological and cognitive on the other. The author represents the latter trend. In the article he juxtaposes and supplements with bibliographical information the key concepts elaborated by the Lublin ethnolinguists, between 1975 and 2005, in relation to 'Slownik stereotypów i symboli ludowych' (A Dictionary of Folk Stereotypes and Symbols), partly published, partly in preparation. The concepts include: the connotation and cultural meaning of a word, cognitive definition, stereotype as a folk image of an entity, linguistic worldview, point of view and perspective, facet, profiling and experiential frame, the experiencing, conceptualizing and speaking subject. Emphasis is put on the connections between the Lublin ethnolinguistics and the American and Moscow ethnolinguistic traditions.
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