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The Stories We Live By: a free online course in Ecolinguistics

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The Stories We Live By: a free online course in Ecolinguistics from the University of Gloucester and the International Ecolinguistics Association. The social and ecological issues that humanity currently faces are so severe that they call into question the fundamental stories … Continue reading

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Bill McKibben is wrong: humans and nature are not ‘at war’

Using war as a metaphor to frame a response to something has a long history: we have the war on drugs, war on poverty, war on terror. Now Bill McKibben wishes us to have a war on climate change. Actually … Continue reading

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March 13 seminar – why language matters in environmental communication @Lancaster Uni

Thursday 13th March, 12.-1.30pm, Charles Carter C37/40 Lancaster University with Arran Stibbe and Paul Chilton Ecolinguistics – the search for new stories to live by  Arran Stibbe, a reader in ecological linguistics at the University of Gloucestershire will give a whirlwind … Continue reading

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Frames about nature

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Common Cause have just launched a new report on values and frames about nature used by the conservation sector in their communications. Language likely to activate extrinsic values and frames (e.g. that relate to self-interest, wealth, power and threat) is … Continue reading

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movement + meaning

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Last week (21/11) Performing Arts Lab hosted a Movement and Meaning symposium. It was a brilliantly stimulating and inspiring event. I gave a 15 min talk that made links between movement, metaphor and mindfulness, dualism, paradox and living in balance. … Continue reading

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