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Journal: Language & Ecology

ISSN 1745-3631

Language & Ecology

Language & Ecology 2019-2020 (double issue)





What’s in a name? An evidence-based approach to understanding the implications of vernacular name on conservation of the painted dog (Lycaon pictus)

   by Bryony Blades  Download


Ecosophical affability of some Cameroonian proverbs

   by Julius Angwah  Download


Ecolinguistics: The battlefield for the new class struggle?

   by Diego L. Forte  Download


Disappearance of the Nile: Storytelling and environmental awareness

   by Dina A. Ramadan  Download


An analysis of linguistic choices in Kalenjin narratives relating to protection of animals

   by Prisca Simotwo  Download


Shaping Self: Ecolinguistic studies of identity

   by Valentina Boschian Bailo et al. Download


Linguistic Representations of wild salmon health emerging from the Cohen Commission Inquiry into the decline of sockeye salmon in British Columbia

   by Michelle Riedlinger Download


From Prometheus to Gaea: a case for Earth-centered language

   by Cynthia Rosenfeld Download


Book Reviews


Fill, A. and Penz, H., eds., 2018. The Routledge Handbook of Ecolinguistics. 1 edition. London: Routledge.

   reviewed by Davi B. Albuquerque Download


Arran Stibbe, 2015, Ecolinguistics: language, ecology and the stories we live by

   reviewed by Anthony Nanson Download


Jonas Anshelm and Martin Hultman, Discourses of global climate change: apocalyptic framing and political antagonisms.

   reviewed by Diego L. Forte Download


Matthew Schneider-Mayerson & Brent Ryan Bellamy (Editors), An ecotopian lexicon.

   reviewed by George Jacobs Download


Jonathan Safron Foer, We are the weather: saving the planet begins at breakfast.

   reviewed by George Jacobs Download


Creative Works


Silent Mermaids

   by Igor dos Santos Mota Download


Selim and His Shadow

 by Abdullah Musallam al-Mahri and Janet C. E. Watson Download


Selim and the Dom Fruit

  by Abdullah Musallam al-Mahri and Janet C. E. Watson Download



   by Keith Moser Download




Changing lives and professional practice: A report on the impact of ecolinguistics

   by Mariana Roccia Download




Language & Ecology 2017-2018 (double issue)





Ecolinguistic Stories of Resilience

   edited by Valentina Boschian Bailo Download


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 Ivy T. Gilbert  Download



   by Gazelle Buchholtz  Download


Siyóname Skies

   by Felice S. Wyndham  Download  


Swift Acquisition/Seam/Keeper’s Fee

   by Meryl McQueen  Download



Book reviews


The Animal Inside: Essays at the Intersection of Philosophical Anthropology and Animal Studies. Geoffrey et al (Eds.) (2016, Rowman & Littlefield; ISBN: 978-1-7834-8821-6)

   reviewed by Diego L. Forte Download


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



Literature Reviews


A Critical Review of Ecolinguistic Studies in Iran

    by Mahnaz Talebi Dastenaee and Hamideh Poshtvan  Download


The International Ecolinguistics Association

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Previous issues


This page contains issues of the journal Language & Ecology from 2020 and before. Click above for 2021 and subsequent issues. Articles can be referenced as follows:


Author (date) Title. Language & Ecology. Available


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

Review of What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins by Jonathan Balcombe 

    by George M Jacobs Download

An eco-discourse analyst and his stories: an ecolinguist’s duet reviewed

    by Zhou Wenjuan 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 




Language & Ecology 2014 and earlier plus working papers

Worldviews and metaphors in the human-nature relationship: an Ecolinguistic Exploration Through the Ages.

    by Frans C. Verhagen  Download

Dog as Self and Other: Comparisons to Canines as a Practice of Dehumanization
  by Alec MacLeod

Chance Encounters: ecology and haiku-inspired photography
  by Arran Stibbe  Download    View Photography

The gadgeteer: sex, self and consumerism in Stuff magazine
  by Paul Slater

Bilingual – “Biecological”? The Impact of Language on Environmental Consciousness

    by Olga Khryapchenkova  Download

Ecologies of Translation, Translations of Ecologies: Between Ecolinguistics and Translation Studies

   by Philippe G. Lynes  Download

The insights of Gregory Bateson on the connections between language and the ecological crisis
   by C. A. Bowers

People, environment, language and meaning: values in nature and the nature of ‘values’
  by Denise Dillon

Different degrees of natural: New encounters and old discourses of Amazonian original peoples
  by Francesca Zunino

Consumed by consumerism: the persuasive discourse of financial
  by Ian Grabowski

Masculinity, health and ecological destruction

   by Arran Stibbe  Download

EarthChild: Language, Power, and Symbolism for a Planet in Crisis
  by Meryl McQueen

From within the darkness 

   by Maryse Rochette  Download

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