biosemiotics /ˈbʌɪəʊˌsiːmɪˈɒtɪks/

Biosemiotics is the study of signs, of communication, and of information exchange in ALL the living organisms, that goes beyond the constraints of spoken and written language.

Eco-critical biosemiotics in particular focus on language as a process of poiesis which looks at how beings bring forth their lifeworlds in dynamic conjunction with the lifeworlds of other entities.