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Language & Ecology


This section contains recent issues of the journal Language & Ecology. 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.


ISSN 1745-3631

Language & Ecology 2017-2018 (double issue)





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 Gazelle Buchholtz  Download


Siyóname Skies

   by Felice S. Wyndham  Download  


Swift Acquisition/Seam/Keeper’s Fee

   by Meryl McQueen  Download



Book reviews


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


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 




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