Call for Paper: Ecolinguistics Across Disciplines- Indian Perspectives

Ecolinguistics emerged and developed in the 1990s as a branch of applied linguistics. The onset of ecolinguistics signals a paradigm shift in linguistic approaches to study and explain the interaction between the language and the contexts in which it is embedded and operates. Ecolinguistics widens the scope of linguistic studies moving beyond the socio-cultural contexts of language function and incorporating the domain of linguistic interaction between humans, other non-human species, and the physical environment. Ecolinguistics assumes that humans are not just a part of the man-made society but also an extension of the nature-designed ecology.

It affirms that an ecological analysis of human language is essential to understand the origin, growth, and change in the relationship between humans and other animals; between humans and the physical space like the soil; the river, and between humans and the emerging issues of climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental justice. Ecolinguistics, further, foregrounds the interconnection and coexistence between ecological diversity and linguistic diversity. In the diverse world of languages, the local languages, which are often marginal, non-institutional, and endangered dialects, encode the local and traditional environmental knowledge. The protection of linguistic diversity at the local level is necessary for the preservation of ecological diversity, which supports life.

The proposed book will be published by a distinguished international publisher. Original and unpublished papers are requested in thematic areas, that include but not confined to,

  • Ecolinguistics and Framing Education Policies
  • Ecolinguistics and Understanding Translation
  • Ecolinguistics and Preserving Diversity
  • Ecolinguistics and Foregrounding Discourse Analysis
  • Ecolinguistics and Culture and Literary Studies

Submission Guidelines:

  • Abstracts (250-300 words; keywords 6-7) and full papers (4000-5000 words) must be written in Times New Roman, 12 Font, double spacing and justified. The headings and sub-headings should be in 14 Font. Papers must be written according to MLA (9th edition) stylesheet and submitted in Word Doc format.
  • The papers must be accompanied by a short bio note of the author in not more than 100 words.
  • The authors must clearly mention the broad area/s under which the submission is made.
  • All papers are subject to scrutiny and editorial review. Authors may be asked to make revisions. If any, by the review committee.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission: 15th November 2023
  • Abstract acceptance notification: 30th November 2023
  • Final Paper submission: 31st January 2024

Send your submissions to Email id:

Dr. Ujjwal Jana
, Professor, Dept. of English, Delhi University
Dr. Somak Mandal, Assistant professor, Dept. of English, West Bengal State University

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