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Title: Towards an Ecology of Language, Communication and the Mind
Written By: Marta Boguslawska-Tafelska
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?262873
Series Title: Interfaces
Description:

This book discusses an ecological approach to communicational processes. Raising consciousness about being green is not the only concern of present-day ecological linguistics. Ecolinguistics, with its attention focused on ecosystems as well as contexts of language and communication, probes deep into the core of not only modern linguistics but modern science in general, while relating to conceptions of the world as well as to the scientific method itself. Thus, when ecological thinking is applied to science, it eventually will incite a methodological and philosophical rethinking. This study reports the fundamental shifts occurring after ecological views had been infused into the Social Sciences and Humanities. The substance of various qualities, from the very dense and tangible, to subtle mental or cognitive non-matter, becomes an ecosystem for human language on both a very direct, material plane, as well as on the non-material plane. In fact, human language, as perceived by an ecologically-minded linguist today, is a life process, operating within the pulsating grid of other life processes.

Contents: Ecolinguistics – New linguistics – New paradigm in language and communication studies – Mind – Meaning as a process – Cognitive processes – Communication – Interdisciplinary linguistics.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
History of Linguistics
Cognitive Science
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ISBN-13: 9783631628737
Pages: 121
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