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Language & Ecology


This section contains an archive of the journal Language & Ecology up to 10 January 2021. Click above for the latest issue. Articles can be referenced as follows:


Author (date) Title. Language & Ecology. Available 


The journal publishes articles on the role of language in the life-sustaining relationships of humans, other species and the physical environment. It also publishes creative works (prose, poems or artwork) which promote ecological awareness, and analyses of these works. If you would like to publish an article or creative work in the journal then please see the submissions page. Articles are peer reviewed.

Journal: Language & Ecology

ISSN 1745-3631


Language & Ecology 2016





A review of the “Tourism-environmental conflict signifier” logic as constructed by the Kenyan press in coverage of environmental conflicts

   by Lucy Atieno and Joseph Njoroge Download


Ecolinguistics in an International Context: an Interview with Arran Stibbe

   by Guowen Huang Download


The presentation of animals in English as an additional language coursebooks

   by George M. Jacobs, Teh Jiexin and Michael J. Joyce Download


Paradise in progress? Narratives of place in Monteverde, Costa Rica

   by Allison Bender  Download 


Representations of climate change in documentary television: integrating an ecolinguistic and ecosemiotic perspective into a multimodal critical discourse analysis

   by Andrea Sabine Sedlaczek Download


Ecolyrics in pop music: a review of two nature songs

   by Amir Ghorbanpour Download


An ecolinguistic study of media depictions of oil spillage in Ogoniland.

   by Matthew Abua Ebim Download


Siracusa: Italy’s smartest city? Re-branding issues from a critical ecolinguistic perspective.

   by Douglas Mark Ponton Download


Ecolinguistic Perspectives on Our Surroundings

   by Katarina Ghdaye et al Download


”The Colorado Beetle’s Attack” Or: the potato bug in the Cold War propaganda service in Poland.

   by Magdalena Steciąg and Sylwia Wodzińska Download




Sumbul (Bombax ceiba)

    by Ayesha Fatima Download


Ecopoetry: Ode to the Firefly

   by Keith Moser  Download


Dreams of the Tropics: a collection of ecopoems

   by Karim S. Lachheb Download


Poetry Collection.

   by Mary McGinnis Download


Book reviews


Review of Ecolinguistics: language, ecology and the stories we live by.

 by George Jacobs Download


An eco-discourse analyst and his stories: an ecolinguist’s duet reviewed.

   by Zhou Wenjuan Download


Review of What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins by Jonathan Balcombe

   by George M Jacobs Download




Language & Ecology 2015



Ecometaphor: the effect of ecology and environment on shaping anger metaphors in different cultures

  by Mahnaz Talebi-Dastenaei Download


Nonhuman Animal Legislation and Speciesist Discourse. Argentina's Pet Responsibility Act: Anti-cruelty Law or Death Row Pardon?

  by Diego L. Forte Download


Hermeneutic phenomenology as a basis for ecological Critical Discourse Analysis.

  by Craig Frayne Download


Ecolinguistics in Nigerian environmental communication: linking print media reports with daily press review broadcasts.

   by Akintoye Samson Japhet. Download


Language and environmental consciousness of society: The situation in Russia

   by Olga Khryapchenkova Fischer. Download


An ecolinguistic, scientific, and Serresian interpretation of communication: the importance of (re)-conceptualizing language from a more ecocentric perspective.

   by Keith Moser, Mississippi State University. Download


The Natural Choice? Metaphors for nature in a UK Government white paper.

   by Douglas Ponton, University of Catania. Download


Artwork: Ecological Art by K.S. Lachheb  Download 



Article Archive


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Visual Archive


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Language & Ecology 2021




What is a ‘critter’? Potential problems with the scientific community’s use of informal language to describe non-human species

   by Hector Qirko  Download


Ecosophy through Jātaka tales

   by Monalisa Bhattacherjee and Sweta Sinha  Download


Translation: A local means of addressing climate change challenges in Togo

   by Akponi Tarno  Download  



Creative Works


The difference between a bird and a plane: the language of the ‘it’

   by Laura Malacart  Download



Language & Ecology 2019-2020 (double issue)





What’s in a name? An evidence-based approach to understanding the implications of vernacular name on conservation of the painted dog (Lycaon pictus)

   by Bryony Blades  Download


Ecosophical affability of some Cameroonian proverbs

   by Julius Angwah  Download


Ecolinguistics: The battlefield for the new class struggle?

   by Diego L. Forte  Download


Disappearance of the Nile: Storytelling and environmental awareness

   by Dina A. Ramadan  Download


An analysis of linguistic choices in Kalenjin narratives relating to protection of animals

   by Prisca Simotwo  Download


Shaping Self: Ecolinguistic studies of identity

   by Valentina Boschian Bailo et al. Download


Linguistic Representations of wild salmon health emerging from the Cohen Commission Inquiry into the decline of sockeye salmon in British Columbia

   by Michelle Riedlinger Download


From Prometheus to Gaea: a case for Earth-centered language

   by Cynthia Rosenfeld Download


Book Reviews


Fill, A. and Penz, H., eds., 2018. The Routledge Handbook of Ecolinguistics. 1 edition. London: Routledge.

   reviewed by Davi B. Albuquerque Download


Arran Stibbe, 2015, Ecolinguistics: language, ecology and the stories we live by

   reviewed by Anthony Nanson Download


Jonas Anshelm and Martin Hultman, Discourses of global climate change: apocalyptic framing and political antagonisms.

   reviewed by Diego L. Forte Download


Matthew Schneider-Mayerson & Brent Ryan Bellamy (Editors), An ecotopian lexicon.

   reviewed by George Jacobs Download


Jonathan Safron Foer, We are the weather: saving the planet begins at breakfast.

   reviewed by George Jacobs Download


Creative Works


Silent Mermaids

   by Igor dos Santos Mota Download


Selim and His Shadow

 by Abdullah Musallam al-Mahri and Janet C. E. Watson Download


Selim and the Dom Fruit

  by Abdullah Musallam al-Mahri and Janet C. E. Watson Download



   by Keith Moser Download




Changing lives and professional practice: A report on the impact of ecolinguistics

   by Mariana Roccia Download




Language & Ecology 2017-2018 (double issue)





Ecolinguistic Stories of Resilience

   edited by Valentina Boschian Bailo Download


Framing the Anthropocene: Educating for Sustainability

  by Gerri McNenny Download


Changing Representations of Animals in Canadian English (1920s – 2010s)

   by Sabrina Fusari, University of Bologna Download


The Role of Campus Sustainability Discourse on the Websites of Four Japanese Universities.

   by Peter Hourdequin and Seiji Tani Download


Nonhuman Animals and the Relative Pronoun ‘who’ in English Learner’s Dictionaries and Graded Readers.

   by Michael H. Brown  Download



Creative Works



   by Ivy T. Gilbert  Download



   by Gazelle Buchholtz  Download


Siyóname Skies

   by Felice S. Wyndham  Download  


Swift Acquisition/Seam/Keeper’s Fee

   by Meryl McQueen  Download



Book reviews


The Animal Inside: Essays at the Intersection of Philosophical Anthropology and Animal Studies. Geoffrey et al (Eds.) (2016, Rowman & Littlefield; ISBN: 978-1-7834-8821-6)

   reviewed by Diego L. Forte Download


Apology to a Whale: Words to Mend a World. Cecile Pineda (2015, Wings Press)

   reviewed by Mira Lieberman Download


Framing Farming: Communication Strategies for Animal Rights. Carrie P. Freeman (2014, Brill)

   reviewed by Diego L. Forte Download


Communicating Climate Change: The Path Forward. Susanna Priest (2016, Palgrave Macmillan)

   reviewed by José Castro-Sotomayor Download


The Psychology of Pro-Environmental Communication: Beyond Standard Information Strategies. Christian A. Klöckner

(2015, Palgrave Macmillan)

   reviewed by George M. Jacobs  Download


Ecocriticism on the Edge: The Anthropocene as a Threshold Concept. Timothy Clark (2015, Bloomsbury Publishing)

   reviewed by Douglas Mark Ponton  Download



Literature Reviews


A Critical Review of Ecolinguistic Studies in Iran

    by Mahnaz Talebi Dastenaee and Hamideh Poshtvan  Download