Proceedings of the 2018 4th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2018)

Ecological Discourse Analysis

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Yina Wu
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Yina Wu
Available Online September 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsshe-18.2018.163How to use a DOI?
Keywords
ecolinguistics, ecological discourse analysis, language ecology, ecosophies
Abstract
Ecology has inevitably become the core issue of the 21st century, and ecolinguistics, the interdiscipline of ecology and linguistics, therefore has become the focus of study. This paper starts with different definitions of ecolin¬guistics, then contrasts “ecological discourse analysis” with “the analysis of ecological discourse” and “language ecology”, and comes to the conclusion that ecolinguistics is much more than the study of language ecology or the analysis of texts that happen to be about environmental or ecological issues. Rather, ecolinguistics should include the analysis of all discourses within an ecological framework which considers the impact of the discourses on the systems which support life. In other words, ecolinguistics should be the ecological analysis of all discourses. Perhaps the ideal future for ecolinguistics is for different new studies to emerge that are based on explicit ecosophies and are practically useful in resisting the discourses that underlie an ecologically destructive and socially unjust society.
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BT  - Proceedings of the 2018 4th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2018)
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SN  - 2352-5398
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