LINGUIST List 33.2155

Tue Jun 28 2022

Books: Corpus-Assisted Ecolinguistics: Poole

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Date: 28-Jun-2022
From: Lian Wilson <>
Subject: Corpus-Assisted Ecolinguistics: Poole
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Title: Corpus-Assisted Ecolinguistics
Series Title: Bloomsbury Advances in Ecolinguistics
Published: 2022
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

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Author: Robert Poole
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350138568 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 85.50 Comment: PDF
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350138575 Pages: 216 Price: U.K. £ 85.50 Comment: ePub
Hardback: ISBN: 9781350138551 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 95.00

"Corpus-Assisted Ecolinguistics introduces" and integrates key research concepts, principles and techniques in ecolinguistics and corpus-assisted discourse study, answering foundational questions for researchers new to the discipline and asserting the urgent need to expand its scope.

Breaking new ground, the book analyzes under-explored environmental discourses that have a tangible impact on ecological wellbeing and sustainability by perpetuating harmful attitudes, practices and ideologies. Chapters present in-depth case studies, including an analysis of the evolving representations of "wilderness", an eco-stylistic analysis of a popular novel, and an investigation of the use of humor in reports on animal escapes from slaughterhouses. The studies employ a range of corpus analysis techniques to show how ecological degradation and crisis have become normalized, and even trivialized, in popular discourse but also spaces where positive discourse practices are present.

By applying tools from corpus linguistics to a diverse range of environmental discourses, this book makes a significant contribution to advancing the field of ecolinguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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