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Title: Language of Environment
Subtitle: Environment of Language
Written By: Peter Mühlhäusler
Series Title: A Course in Ecolinguistics
Description:

Environment of Language is designed for use both as an introduction to the growing field of ecolinguistics and to add a linguistic perspective to environmental studies, environmental impact planning, ecotourism and philosophy. It deals with such major questions as the interrelationship between language and the world, environmental problems, and the importance of preserving language diversity. The book is structured in such a way as to make it ideal for use as a textbook at university level but great care has been taken to ensure that its contents are also accessible to the interested layman. This book shows how language and the world are interrelated. It examines the consequences of this ecolinguistic perspective in a wide range of domains including ecotourism, advertising, green campaigns, and environmental impact assessments. It provides the concepts and linguistic tools needed to gain a critical understanding of the role of language in shaping environmental attitudes and actions. The author argues that environmental problems require multiple perspectives for their solution and that preserving language diversity is a necessary part of preserving biodiversity. This book can be used as an introduction to the growing field of ecolinguistics or to add a linguistic perspective to environmental studies, environmental impact planning, ecotourism and philosophy. It is informed by virtually the entire body of writings about language and ecology in a number of languages, and by the author's personal contacts with some of the main players in this field. Apart from its comprehensive (interdisciplinary) database, the book aims at developing a theory or research tool with applications in many areas of knowledge.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Battlebridge Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1903292077
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: iv + 228 pages
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