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Title: Framing Discourse on the Environment
Subtitle: A Critical Discourse Approach
Written By: Richard Alexander
URL: http://routledge.com/9780415991230
Series Title: Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse
Description:

In this study, Richard Alexander presents a series of original and
empirically based case studies of the language and discourse involved in
the discussion of environmental and ecological issues. Relying upon a
variety of different text types and genres – including company websites,
advertisements, press articles, speeches and lectures – Alexander
interrogates how in the media, press, corporate and activist circles
language is employed to argue for and propagate selected positions on the
growing ecological crisis. For example, he asks: How are ecological and
environmental concerns articulated in texts? What do we learn about
ecological ‘problems’ through texts from differing sources? What language
features accompany ecological discourse in differing contexts and
registers? Attention is especially directed at where this discourse comes
into contact with business, economic and political concerns.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415991234
ISBN-13: 9780415991230
Pages: 240
Prices: U.K. £ 65.00
U.S. $ 120.00