Ecolinguistics: Communication Processes at the Seam of Life by Marta Boguslawska-TafelskaEcolinguistics: Communication Processes at the Seam of Life by Marta Boguslawska-Tafelska

Ecolinguistics: Communication Processes at the Seam of Life

byMarta Boguslawska-Tafelska

Hardcover | February 27, 2016

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This volume proposes a new, post-Newtonian alley in modern language and communication studies. The new linguistics receives here the label ecolinguistics, as the conceptual-terminological field founded on the «ecological» metaphor seems optimal to formulate the thesis of human language being a life process, and involving a repertoire of ecosystemic, not exclusively cognitive or social, parameters. Communicators are living systems and as such they transpersonally co-build momentary meanings and communicational senses together with the rest of the communication field. The communication apparatus which is phylogenetically present in humans includes both the cognitive modalities and the noncognitive communication modalities. The ecolinguistic paradigm in modern linguistics offers new theoretical departure models for educational programs, for psychological/therapeutic interventions, or for self-exploratory and self-educational undertakings of a human communicator.
Marta Boguslawska-Tafelska is an ecolinguist and Assistant Professor at the Department of English Studies, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland. She started the Ecolinguistic Studies Program for advanced students of linguistics and authored several monographs as well as a collection of peer-reviewed papers and essays.
Title:Ecolinguistics: Communication Processes at the Seam of LifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.47 × 6.03 × 0.47 inPublished:February 27, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631667663

ISBN - 13:9783631667668

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Table of Contents

Contents: Ecolinguistics as a new linguistic paradigm – From the speaker-hearer using language to the living system as embedded in relationships – The possibility of a paradigmatic shift in contemporary linguistics – Quantum models of reality – Insearch of a new methodology – Extended educational paradigm – Linguistic labeling.