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The ecolinguistics reader : language, ecology, and environment

Author: Alwin Fill; Peter Mühlhäusler
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2001.
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Thirty years ago a new linguistic paradigm was created when Einar Haugen combined language with ecology. For Haugen, ''the ecology of language'' meant the study of the interrelations between languages in the human mind and in the multilingual community. Since then a special branch of linguistics, named Ecolinguistics, has developed in which the connection between language and ecology has been established in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ecolinguistics reader.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2001
(DLC) 00034572
(OCoLC)44162453
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alwin Fill; Peter Mühlhäusler
ISBN: 9781847140838 1847140831 9780826420756 0826420753
OCLC Number: 228883517
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 296 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART 1 THE ROOTS OF ECOLINGUISTICS; Language and Environment; Language and Gnosis; Talking about Environmental Issues; Ecolinguistics: State of the Art 1998; PART 2 ECOLOGY AS METAPHOR; THE ECOLOGY OF LANGUAGE(S); The Ecology of Language; The Ecology of Language Shift; A Linguistic Ecology for Europe?; ECOSYSTEMS: LANGUAGE WORLD SYSTEMS AND OTHER METAPHORS; Identity and Manifoldness: New Perspectives in Science, Language and Politics; Economy and Ecology in Language. The Sociohistorical Dynamics of Language and Cognition: The Emergence of the Metaphor Model ''Money Is Water'' in the Nineteenth CenturyPART 3 LANGUAGE AND ENVIRONMENT; LANGUAGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS ; Language and the Natural Environment; Linguistic and Philosophical Roots of Our Environmental Crisis; ''The Mountain'' and ''The Project'': Dueling Depictions of a Natural Environment; Environmental Matters and Communication Challenges; A Note on the Linguistics of Environmentalism; LINGUISTIC AND BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY ; Babel Revisited. The Ecology of Language: Link between Rainfall and Language DiversityLinguistic Diversity in Melanesia: A Tentative Explanation; PART 4 CRITICAL ECOLINGUISTICS; ECOCRITICISM OF THE LANGUAGE SYSTEM New Ways of Meaning: The Challenge to Applied Linguistics; Green Grammar and Grammatical Metaphor, or Language and Myth of Power, or Metaphors We Die By; What Makes a Grammar Green? A Reply to Goatly; A Response to Schleppegrell: What Makes a Grammar Green?; Language and Ecological Crisis: Extracts from a Dictionary of Industrial Agriculture; ECOCRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS AND LANGUAGE AWARENESS. The Passive Voice of Science: Language Abuse in the Wildlife ProfessionConstructing the Environmental Spectacle: Green Advertisements and the Greening of the Corporate Image, 1910-1990; The Rape of Mother Nature? Women in the Language of Environmental Discourse; Ecological Criticism of Language; Bibliography: Language and Ecology; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Responsibility: edited by Alwin Fill and Peter Mühlhäusler.

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This volume brings together the work of precursors in the field, classic authors and more recent contributors. In addition to the original ecolinguistic topics of language interrelation, language  Read more...

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"[T]here are a number of linguistically interesting and ecologically relevant linguistic facts documented here The collection as such is interesting in its versatility and well structured " -ZAA

 
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