The International Ecolinguistics Association

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The International Ecolinguistics Association is a network of 700 researchers from around the world who share ideas, opinions and articles about ecolinguistics. 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.