From the analysis of ecological discourse to the ecological analysis of discourse

Alexander, Richard and Stibbe, Arran (2014) From the analysis of ecological discourse to the ecological analysis of discourse. Language Sciences, 41. pp. 104-110. ISSN 0388-0001

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Abstract

This article consists of a theoretical consideration of ecolinguistics, starting off with a working definition and then using this to look at two principal trends within the emerging discipline. The two trends considered are ‘the analysis of ecological discourse’ and the metaphorical ‘language ecology’. The conclusion is that ecolinguistics is more than just the analysis of texts which happen to be explicitly about the environment, and is more than just a metaphorical way of thinking about language contact. Instead, ecolinguistics is, primarily, the ‘ecological analysis of discourse’.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ecolinguistics; Language ecology; Discourse analysis
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Literary and Critical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2014 14:37
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 17:16
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1057

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