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, and analyses of these works. Please use the following to refer to articles:


Author (date) Title. Language & Ecology.


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 2022




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  Download Introduction    Download First Sketchbook    Download Second Sketchbook


  by Keith Moser 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.). London Routledge, 2021; ISBN: 978-0-367-42841-9.

    reviewed by Amir Ghorbanpour  Download


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.