The Routledge Handbook of Ecolinguistics is the first comprehensive exploration into the field of ecolinguistics, also known as language ecology. Organized into three sections that treat the different topic areas of ecolinguistics, the Handbook begins with chapters on language diversity, language minorities and language endangerment, with authors providing insight into the link between the loss of languages and the loss of species. It continues with an overview of the role of language and discourse in describing, concealing, and helping to solve environmental problems. With discussions on new orientations and topics for further exploration in the field, chapters in the last section show ecolinguistics as a pacesetter into a new scientific age. This Handbook is an excellent resource for students and researchers interested in language and the environment, language contact, and beyond.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|97 pages
Languages in Their Social and Individual Environment
section I. B|55 pages
Language Contact (Bilingualism and Multilingualism) and Contact Languages
part II|202 pages
The Role of Language Concerning the Environment (Biological and Ecological Sense)
section II. B|84 pages
How Environmental Topics Appear in Texts and in the Media: Ecological and Unecological Discourse
section II. C|56 pages
How Do Language and Discourse Transport Ecological and Unecological Ideas?
part 365III|69 pages
Philosophical and Transdisciplinary Ecolinguistics
part IV|9 pages
New Orientations and Future Directions in Ecolinguistics