The Cameroon Ecolinguistics Association

The stories-we-live-by are, therefore, cognitive structures which influence how multiple people think, talk and act.

(Stibbe 2015)

About Us

The Cameroon Ecolinguistics Association is a network of researchers and professionals from various fields who share ideas, opinions and articles about ecolinguistics and other ecologically related disciplines. It is a regional branch of the International Ecolinguistics Association.

Ecolinguistics explores the role of language in the life-sustaining interactions of humans, other species and the physical environment. The first aim is to develop linguistic theories which see humans not only as part of society, but also as part of the larger ecosystems that life depends on. The second aim is to show how linguistics can be used to address key ecological issues, from climate change and biodiversity loss to environmental justice.


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Membership - Join Us

Membership of the Cameroon Ecolinguistics Association is free and open to anyone with an interest in language and the life-sustaining interactions of humans, other species and the physical environment. For example:

  • Researchers who are developing linguistic theories that take into account not just humans and human society, but the larger natural world of animals, plants, trees, soil, forests, rivers, climate etc.
  • Educators who want to introduce ecological issues in their teaching.
  • Linguists who want to apply their research to environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, environmental justice and alienation from nature.
  • Ecologists, conservationists, environmentalists, ecocritics, ecopedagogists or ecopsychologists who are interested in the role of language in their area of research and practice.
  • Researchers who use linguistics to question the social structures that underpin an ecologically destructive society, and have a goal of social transformation.

To join, please email stating your desire to be part of the association. You will be added to the Ecolinguistics List, a mailing list for sharing information about conferences, events, new articles and the latest developments in ecolinguistics.

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