The Routledge Handbook of Ecolinguistics

The Routledge Handbook of Ecolinguistics

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The Routledge Handbook of Ecolinguistics is the first comprehensive exploration into the field of ecolinguistics, also known as language ecology. Organized into three sections that treat the different topic areas of ecolinguistics, the handbook begins with chapters on language diversity, language minorities and language endangerment, with authors providing insight into the link between the loss of languages and the loss of species. It continues with an overview of the role of language and discourse in describing, concealing, and helping to solve environmental problems. With discussions on new orientations and topics for further exploration in the field, chapters in the last section show ecolinguistics as a pacesetter into a new scientific age. This handbook is an excellent resource for students and researchers interested in language and the environment, language contact, and more

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  • Hardback | 456 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 33.02mm | 997.9g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 21 black & white tables
  • 1138920088
  • 9781138920088

About Alwin Fill

Alwin F. Fill is Professor Emeritus of English Linguistics at the University of Graz, Austria. Hermine Penz is Associate Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Graz, Austria. She is the Special Issues editor of the journal Pragmatics and more

Table of contents

PART I: Languages in their social and individual environment A. Linguistic and biological diversity: minority and majority languages, endangerment and revival 1. Biological diversity and language diversity: parallels and differences Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and David Harmon 2. The ecology of language contact: minority and majority languages Albert Bastardas-Boada 3. Language endangerment and language death: the future of language diversity Suzanne Romaine 4. The Economy of language ecology: economic aspects of minority languages Alwin F. Fill 5. Language Evolution from an ecological perspective Salikoko Mufwene 6. Ecological aspects of language planning Robert B. Kaplan B. Language Contact (bilingualism and multilingualism) and contact languages 7. Individual and societal bilingualism and multilingualism Sabine Ehrhart 8. Linguistic imperialism and the consequences for language ecology Robert Phillipson and Tove Skutnabb-Kangas 9. What creolistics can learn from ecolinguistics Peter Muhlhausler 10. Ecosystemic Linguistics Hildo Honorio do Couto PART II: The role of language concerning the environment (biological and ecological) A. The role of language in creating, aggravating and solving environmental problems 11. Positive discourse analysis: re-thinking human ecological relationships Arran Stibbe 12. Using visual images for showing environmental problems Anders Hansen 13. Investigating texts about environmental degradation using critical discourse analysis and corpus linguistic techniques Richard Alexander 14. The pragmatics of metaphor: an ecological view Jacob L. Mey B. How environmental topics appear in texts and in the media: ecological and unecological discourse 15. Lexicogrammar and Ecolinguistics Andrew Goatly 16. The treatment of environmental topics in the language of politics Mai Kuha 17. Eco-advertising: the linguistics and semiotics of green(-washed) persuasion Hartmut Stockl and Sonja Molnar 18. 'Global warming' or 'climate change'? Hermine Penz 19. Media reports about natural disasters: an ecolinguistic perspective Martin Doring C. How do language and discourse transport ecological and unecological ideas? 20. The discursive representation of animals Guy Cook and Alison Sealey 21. Euphemisms for killing animals and for other forms of their use Wilhelm Trampe 22. Overcoming anthropocentrism with anthropomorphic and physiocentric uses of language? Reinhard Heuberger 23. Ecolinguistics and place-names: interaction between humans and nature Joshua Nash PART III: Philosophical and transdisciplinary ecolinguistics 24. The ethics of scientific language about the environment Brendon Larson 25. Language, ecolinguistics and education George N. Jacobs 26. The micro-ecological grounding of language: how linguistic symbolicity extends and transforms human ecology Sune V. Steffensen 27. Transdisciplinary linguistics: ecolinguistics as a pace-maker into a new scientific age Peter Finke 28. Religion, language and ecology Todd LeVasseur PART IV: New orientations and future directions in ecolinguistics 29. Ecolinguistics in the 21st century: new orientations and future directions Alwin F. Fill and Hermine Penzshow more