Introduction: Language and Worldviews
Introduction to the special issue of Topoi “Language and Worldviews”, guest edited by Nathalie Gontier, Diana Couto, Matthieu Fontaine, Lorenzo Magnani and Selene Arfini.
This special issue is an outgrowth of a call on the topic of Language and Worldviews, a topic rooted in a workshop on Language Throughout the Ages (https://sites.google.com/view/appeel/events/lta2019) that was organized by the Applied Evolutionary Epistemology Lab (http://appeel.fc.ul.pt) at the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon in Portugal in 2019, as a satellite event to Protolang 6 (https://sites.google.com/view/protolang-6/). The current paper provides an introduction to the fifteen scholarly papers contained in this issue that investigate the complex relationship between language and worldviews. On a meta-level, all of the papers are representative of varying worldviews.