This opening part of the course describes how the everyday language used in society encodes particular ways of seeing the world: the stories we live by. It defines ecolinguistics in terms of these stories, as an active form of research that aims to reveal the stories we live by, question them from an ecological perspective, and contribute to the search for new stories to live by.
The notes include an outline of the theory, a chapter summary, a glossary and ideas for further reading.
The slides are a PowerPoint presentation which matches the one used in the video.
The exercises contain examples to analyse using the theory.
The video introduces the theory and gives examples. Click left to download it and right to watch it on Vimeo.