Greenspeak: A Study of Environmental Discourse

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SAGE Publications, Nov 12, 1998 - Science - 216 pages
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In this interdisciplinary examination of the discourse of environmentalism, the authors explore the linguistic, philosophical, psychological and cultural-historical aspects of environmental discourse; rather than environmental phenomena themselves. This volume is not advocacy on environmentalism, rather, it is an analysis of the means of persuasion and the techniques of advocacy used by both sides of the environmental debate between `conservationists' and `conservatives'. The book includes an analysis of the concepts of time and space in their linguistic manifestations. Another theme is the interdependencies of the natural world with political and economic institutions.

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Environmental Discourses
1
Linguistic Foundations
21
Rhetorical Uses of Science
51
Copyright

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Jens Brockmeier is a professor at The American University of Paris and a visiting professor at the University of Manitoba. With a background in psychology, philosophy, and language studies, his interests are in issues of human identity, mind, and language, which he has examined in a variety of cultural contexts.

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