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Language & Ecology 

ISSN 1745-3631

Language & Ecology publishes articles on the role of language in the life-sustaining relationships of humans, other species and the physical environment. It also publishes creative works (prose, poems or artwork) which promote ecological awareness. Please use the following to refer to articles:


Author (date) Title. Language & Ecology. Available


If you would like to submit an article or creative work please see further information at the botton of this page.


Editor: Dr Amir Ghorbanpour, Tarbiat Modares University

Assistant Editor: Rachael Hunt, University of Gloucestershire

Language & Ecology 2024


Fresh air in a box: An eco-critical analysis of advertisements offering solutions to air pollution

    by Shreya Parmar and Mona Parakh  Download

The ‘Ce qui nous concerne’ (‘What matters to us’) project and participative research with Rennes’ civil society narratives: An ecosophical narratology
    by William Kelleher  Download

More than a microcosm: Ecology and ecolinguistics in the garden
    by Jolyon Kirby  Download

Creative Work

Where is here? The cross-cultural grammar and deeper meanings of experiences in nature
    by Peter Hourdequin  Download

When is a nature note not a nature note?
    by Paul Russell Miller  Download

Reflections on insects and decolonization in the Anthropocene
    by Talitha May  Download

Growing Fear
    by Kodjo Adabra  Download

Language & Ecology 2023


Commodification as sustainability: An ecolinguistic study of Swedish wildlife management discourse
    by Emile Bellewes Download

Discursive effects of multimodal metaphor instantiation in environmental documentary films: An ecolinguistic perspective

    by Yana Vermenych  Download

Linguistic relativity and environmental sustainability: Lessons drawn from a double language approach to the World Water Forum 2022 in Senegal
    by Monika Christine Rohmer  Download


Representations of nature and gender roles in Little Red Riding Hood: An ecolinguistic and ecofeminist discourse analysis
    by Rachael Hunt  Download

Ecolinguistics and AI: Integrating eco-awareness in natural language processing

    by Jorge Vallego  Download

Spatial co-occurrence of species and language in biodiverse regions: A golden opportunity for conservation

    by Ian Connolly, Maria Beger and Janet C. E. Watson  Download

An ecolinguistic reading of Luhya oral narratives in Kenya: The ecofeminism and ecocentrism ecosophies

    by Vicky Khasandi-Telewa  Download

What type of crisis is this? A religious community’s response to the 2018 Camp Fire catastrophe
    by Loren D. Lybarger and James S. Damico  Download

A linguistic analysis of inclusiveness and exclusion in Kenya’s Mau Forest conservation discourse

    by Albert Mogambi-Moinani  Download

An ecolinguistic positive discourse analysis of ‘Mwambu and Sella’, a Bukusu oral narrative from Western Kenya

    by Vicky Khasandi-Telewa  Download


Language, connections and the climate crisis
    by Fiona Frank  Download

Creative Work

Rebirth in a Minimal Sequence of Three Cantos
    by Antonia Santopietro  Download

The Auld Words or ‘Every Language Matters’
    by Fiona Frank  Download

A green dream
    by Kodjo Adabra  Download

As the willow gently weeps
    by Keith Moser  Download

The birds return

    by Albert Mogambi-Moinani  Download

Artistic expressions of language, ecology, and story: Language and landscape as explored through watercolor

    by Dawn Wink  Download

Book Reviews

Monica Gagliano, John C. Ryan, and Patrícia Vieira (Eds.), The Language of Plants: Science, Philosophy, Literature. University of Minnesota Press, 2017; ISBN: 978-1-5179-0185-1.
    reviewed by Maria Bortoluzzi 

Daniela Francesca Virdis, Elisabetta Zurru, and Ernestine Lahey (Eds.), Language in Place: Stylistic Perspectives on Landscape, Place and Environment. John Benjamins, 2021

    reviewed by Ying Fang  Download

Jen Schneider, Steve Schwarze, Peter K. Bsumek, and Jennifer Peeples, Under Pressure: Coal Industry Rhetoric and Neoliberalism. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

    reviewed by Violeta Stojičić  Download

Language & Ecology 2022




English pronouns and human exceptionalism: A corpus-based study of singular ‘they’ usage for nonhuman animals
    by Michael H. Brown  Download

The divergent discourses of activists and politicians in the climate change debate: An ecolinguistic corpus analysis
  by Clare Cunningham, Charlotte Foxcroft and Helen Sauntson  Download

Framing the environment under the pandemic: The anthropocentric perspective (a case study of British online media)

    by Oleksii Zeniakin  Download

Intra-continental parallels of new Englishes in climate change discourses: A corpus-based appraisal

    by Julius M. Angwah  Download   

The power of life: Towards an ecopoetics of maize and emancipation in Mexican indigenous poetry

    by Antonio Cuadrado-Fernandez  Download

An ecolinguistic analysis of ecocentrism in Cameroon newspaper discourse

    by Valentine Njende Ubanako and Walter Abo Acha  Download

Belarusian nationally specific image of the universal concept of water
  by Anzhalika Litvinovich  Download

An application of the theory of ecofeminism in EFL classes

    by Abdelhakim El Moene  Download

Ignored, yet important: An ecolinguistic analysis of oral narratives in the Western Grassfields of Cameroon

    by Modest Nuel C. Ambe  Download

Creative Work

  by Daniela Ribitsch Download

The power of the word
  by Oleksii Zeniakin Download

The body, nature and dialogue: A year of living cyclically, Samhain to Imbolc

   by Jessica Ball  Introduction    Sketchbook 1    Sketchbook 2    Sketchbook 3    Sketchbook 4

  by Keith Moser Download

Book Reviews

Marek Oziewicz, Brian Attebery, and Tereza Dedinová (Eds.), Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene: Imagining Futures and Dreaming Hope in Literature and Media. Bloomsbury, 2022

    reviewed by Bill Crozier  Download

Glenn Willmott, Reading for Wonder: Ecology, Ethics, Enchantment. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018

    reviewed by Bill Crozier  Download

Jason Goulah and John Katunich (Eds.), TESOL and Sustainability: English Language Teaching in the Anthropocene Era. Bloomsbury, 2020

    reviewed by Marco A. Micalay-Hurtado  Download

Nar Deo Sharma, Eclectic Eco-Concerns in Stephen Gill’s Poetry. Bio Green, 2022

    reviewed by Suresh Pande  Download

John Yunker (Ed.), Writing for Animals: New Perspectives for Writers and Instructors to Educate and Inspire. Ashland Creek Press, 2018

    reviewed by Diego L. Forte  Download

Language & Ecology 2021


An analysis of climate change discourses in the UK parliament (2006 – 2018)

    by Sarah Kirk-Browne  Download


Dirty or clean? Frameworks for waste

    by Annabelle Mooney  Download


Abagusii traditional environmental knowledge and HIV/AIDS management: Implications for English language teaching.

    by Geoffrey Mokua Maroko et al.  Download

What is a ‘critter’? Potential problems with the scientific community’s use of informal language to describe non-human species

    by Hector Qirko  Download

Ecosophy through Jātaka tales

    by Monalisa Bhattacherjee and Sweta Sinha  Download

Translation: A local means of addressing climate change challenges in Togo

    by Akponi Tarno  Download

Mosaic Collections

Leaves for life: Text analysis for awareness raising

    by 21 Seeds  Download

Book Reviews


Arran Stibbe, Ecolinguistics: Language, Ecology and the Stories We Live By (2nd ed.). Routledge, 2021

    reviewed by Amir Ghorbanpour  Download  Download Spanish Translation translated by Ivonne Camacho

Lazutkaite Elena, Re/thinking chicken. The discourse around chicken farming in British newspaper and campaigners‘ magazines, 1982-2016. Vernon Press, 2020

     reviewed by Diego Forte  Download


Creative Works


Little Red Hat

    by Bridget Irving  Download introduction    Download book 

Through the green door: Poems of place

    by Tom Mansfield    Download introduction  Download poetry book   


The difference between a bird and a plane: The language of the ‘it’

    by Laura Malacart  Download



If you would like to publish an article here then please read the author guidelines before submitting it as an email attachment to the editor, Amir Ghorbanpour (


Articles must be clearly relevant to both language and ecology in its literal sense of the life-sustaining interactions of humans, other species and the physical environment.


Articles are published in any language, and can be written in a style that suits the subject matter of the article (formal academic writing, scholarly personal reflection, digital story etc).


One of the aims of ecolinguistics is to search for ways of using language and images that inspire people to protect the ecosystems that support life. The journal therefore has a ‘Creative Works’ section where prose, visual art and poems which promote ecological awareness will be published. The journal also welcomes linguistic and visual analyses of these works which will be published alongside them.


Articles are peer reviewed before publication.

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