24.5165, Books: Towards an Ecology of Language, Communication and the Mind: Boguslawska-Tafelska

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From: Laura Bally [publicity at peterlang.com]
Subject: Towards an Ecology of Language, Communication and the Mind: Boguslawska-Tafelska

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Title: Towards an Ecology of Language, Communication and the Mind 
Series Title: Interfaces  

Publication Year: 2013 
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?262873 


Author: Marta Boguslawska-Tafelska

Hardback: ISBN:  9783631628737 Pages: 121 Price: U.S. $ 31.95
Hardback: ISBN:  9783631628737 Pages: 121 Price: U.K. £ 19.40
Hardback: ISBN:  9783631628737 Pages: 121 Price: Europe EURO 24.30


Abstract:

This book discusses an ecological approach to communicational processes. Raising consciousness about being green is not the only concern of present-day ecological linguistics. Ecolinguistics, with its attention focused on ecosystems as well as contexts of language and communication, probes deep into the core of not only modern linguistics but modern science in general, while relating to conceptions of the world as well as to the scientific method itself. Thus, when ecological thinking is applied to science, it eventually will incite a methodological and philosophical rethinking. This study reports the fundamental shifts occurring after ecological views had been infused into the Social Sciences and Humanities. The substance of various qualities, from the very dense and tangible, to subtle mental or cognitive non-matter, becomes an ecosystem for human language on both a very direct, material plane, as well as on the non-material plane. In fact, human language, as perceived by an ecologically-minded linguist today, is a life process, operating within the pulsating grid of other life processes. 

Contents: Ecolinguistics – New linguistics – New paradigm in language and communication studies – Mind – Meaning as a process – Cognitive processes – Communication – Interdisciplinary linguistics. 



Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                     History of Linguistics
                     Linguistic Theories


Written In: English  (eng)

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