Language & Ecology 2021

ISSN 1745-3631


About the journal

This is the home for the 2021 edition of Language & Ecology. The journal 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 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 full book

Through the green door: Poems of place

by Tom Mansfield Download introduction Download poems

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 ([email protected]).

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.