Ecolinguistics: Language, Ecology and the Stories We Live By

Stibbe, Arran ORCID: 0000-0002-3854-9854 (2015) Ecolinguistics: Language, Ecology and the Stories We Live By. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415837811

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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.

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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 2nd edition 2021
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human geography. Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2015 14:44
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:55

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