Fifth International Conference on Ecolinguistics, Ecolinguistics in action: tackling real-world issues

Country: United Kingdom

City: Liverpool

Abstr. due: 31.03.2020

Dates: 17.08.20 — 20.08.20

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

Organizing comittee e-mail: mariana@mrlanguageservices.com

Organizers: The International Ecolingistics Association

 

The University of Liverpool is pleased to announce that it will be hosting ICE-5: the Fifth International Conference on Ecolinguistics, in Liverpool, from the 17th to the 20th August 2020. The theme of the conference is Ecolinguistics in action: tackling real-world issues. 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.

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