LINGUIST List 32.1271

Fri Apr 09 2021

Confs: Applied Ling, Discip of Ling, Disc Analys, Ling & Lit, Text/Corpus Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 10-Apr-2021
From: Mariana Roccia <>
Subject: ICE-5 Ecolinguistics in Action: Real-World Issues
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Fifth International Conference on Ecolinguistics, Ecolinguistics in action: tackling real-world issues

Date: 12-Apr-2021 - 14-Apr-2021
Location: Liverpool but held Online, United Kingdom
Contact: Jessica Hampton
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The conference aims to create a dynamic and stimulating space for discussions and sharing of knowledge from across all relevant disciplines in an attempt to engage academics with different perspectives and ideas on how to use ecolinguistic research to bring about change. Ecolinguistics explores the role of language in the life-sustaining interactions of humans, other species and the physical environment.

One aim of ecolinguistics is to develop linguistic theories which see humans not only as part of society, but also as part of the larger ecosystems that life depends on. Another aim is to show how linguistics can be used to address key ecological issues, from climate change and biodiversity loss to environmental justice.

ICE-5 will focus particularly on this second aim, and build on the themes of previous ICE conferences (held in Denmark and China) which explored how linguistics can contribute to the creation of ecological civilisations. ICE-5 will place a particular emphasis on practically resisting the hegemonic narratives of industrial civilisations and working towards concrete changes which can help more ecologically beneficial forms of society emerge.

Program Information:

As a conference whose scope is to tackle real-world issues through the lens of Ecolinguistics, we decided to conclude with a final Q&A panel on Wednesday 14 April at 6:00pm BST. This event is free and open to everyone so please feel free to share the link below with friends, family members and anyone interested in finding out a bit more about the role of language and us, speakers, in tackling ecological issues.

ICE-5 is completely free to attend; you just need to register on Eventbrite. Please follow the link below to register now:

The program is available here:

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