Ecolinguistics: Language, Ecology and the Stories We Live By

Stibbe, Arran (2015) Ecolinguistics: Language, Ecology and the Stories We Live By. Routledge, London. ISBN 978-0415837811

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Abstract

The increasingly rapid destruction of the ecological systems that support life is calling into question some of the fundamental stories that we live by: stories of unlimited economic growth, of consumerism, progress, individualism, success, and the human domination of nature. Ecolinguistics shows how linguistic analysis can help reveal the stories we live by, open them up to question, and contribute to the search for new stories. Bringing together the latest ecolinguistic studies with new theoretical insights and practical analyses, this book charts a new course for ecolinguistics as an engaged form of critical enquiry. Featuring: A framework for understanding the theory of ecolinguistics and applying it practically in real life; Exploration of diverse topics from consumerism in lifestyle magazines to Japanese nature haiku; A comprehensive glossary giving concise descriptions of the linguistic terms used in the book; Discourse analysis of a wide range of texts including newspapers, magazines, advertisements, films, nonfiction books, and visual images.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Contents: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Ideologies and discourse: the discourse of neo-classical economics -- Chapter 3: Frames and framing: the framing of development -- Chapter 4: Metaphors : the corporation is a person metaphor -- Chapter 5: Evaluations and appraisal patterns: appraisal and the weather -- Chapter 6: Identities: identity, gender and the body in men’s health magazine -- Chapter 7: Convictions and facticity patterns: facticity in the climate change counter-movement -- Chapter 8: Erasure: erasure in the language of ecosystem assessment -- Chapter 9: Salience and re-minding: salience in new nature writing -- Chapter 10: conclusion
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
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: 23 Jun 2015 14:44
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2017 14:15
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2409

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