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                                7th – 9th December, 2020

About the Conference

The issue of environment and its cultivation and preservation is as old as man itself. Environmental concerns have been expressed from different disciplines and from different regions of the world. Researchers have carried out studies on the subject of environment from diverse perspectives. The scientist and social scientists have also been interested in the subject. The topic has also caught the attention of linguists and language scholars and this has led to a sub-discipline of language study known as ecolinguistics which is an interrelationship between language and the environment.


The International Conference is organized by the Nigeria Ecolinguistics Association in collaboration with the International Ecolinguistics Association to brainstorm on ecological discourses using multidisciplinary approaches. The conference will bring together researchers within Nigeria and beyond to look at possible strategies toward environmental sustainability. The conference is coming at the time where the world is confronted with the COVID 19 PANDEMIC. It is our desire to seek the establishment of a disciplinary and transdisciplinary identity for ecolinguistics. This will foster links with other ecological science/humanities/social science disciplines and transdisciplinary fields. More specifically, the conference will explore the role of language in the life-sustaining interactions of humans, other species and the physical environment. The conference will advocate for environmental ethics and justices among other pertinent issues.






ü  Transdisciplinary Ecolinguistics

ü  Ecological linguistics and critical discourses

ü  Covid 19 and environmental discourse

ü  The roles of language in environmental debates

ü  Indigenous knowledge and environmental issues

ü  Critical Discourse Analysis of ecosystem

ü  Politics and language of climate change

ü  Theatre and Environmental education

ü  Trends in Ecolinguistics and ecocriticism

ü  Critical Ecodiscourse

ü  Herders-Farmers crisis and the question of climate change discourse

ü  Discourses on Disaster  Management and Environmental protection 

ü  Language Ecology and Ecolinguistics

ü  Intersection between Language and nature

ü  Language Ecology Metaphor

ü  Human, animals and other species rights in the ecosystem

ü  Environmental Communication and Media framing

ü  Literature and Climate Change Discourse

ü  Environmental justice and ethics

ü  Geography and language diversity

ü  Language, Culture and Environmental Communication

ü  Language, Culture and Environmental Education

ü  Communicative tools for climate change campaign

ü  Media discourse on Niger Delta Oil exploration

ü  Indigenous knowledge and the semantics of ecological debates

ü  Frame semantics and environmental concepts

ü  The role indigenous languages  in environmental sustainability 

ü  Mathematics of ecological arguments

ü  Environment and language Diversity

ü  Sociosemantics of environmental terms

ü  Frames approach to environmental debates

ü  Eco criticism

ü  Environment, language and politics

ü  Communicative tools for climate change debates

ü  Language of climate change

ü  Ecolinguistics and other humanities

ü  Climate change and indigenous knowledge

ü  Ecosophy

ü  Ecopsychology

ü  Ecolinguistic Resonances

ü  Ecosemiotics

ü  Creative arts and Stories we Live by

ü  Economics, agriculture, poverty and the question of environmental destruction

ü  Halliday’s question of Economic Growth that leads to environmental destructive consequences

ü  Ecololinguistics and Arran Stibbbe’s Contributions

ü  Environmental Policies and implementation in Africa

ü  Multidisciplinary methods for environmental studies

ü  Among others related sub themes.


Abstract should not exceed two hundred and fifty (250) words. The full paper must be typed using Times New Roman font size 12 and double line spacing. No restriction on the style sheet for documentation. Participants are requested to make a summary of the paper which must reflect the objective(s), statement, methodology, findings and conclusion not more than one thousand words for presentation via Zoom. Each presenter will be allotted seven (7) Minutes for paper presentation and (5) minutes for panel discussions.

Every participant must create a zoom account or sign in with an existing ID for participation. During the presentation, all accredited participants are expected to be in a formal setting, formal attire, quite environment and adhere strictly to the protocols.


Deadline for submission of abstracts 30th November, 2020

Deadline for submission of Full paper/summary sheet 4 th December, 2020

Abstract, full paper and summary sheet should be sent to or Accepted abstracts will be acknowledged and letters of acceptance sent to required participants.


NEA is more interested in the protection of environment and do not collect fee for membership registration and dues. However, those presenting papers or need conference certification will pay a small token for the certificate and other logistics.

Conference Fee:

Domestic Researchers: N 5,000.00

Foreign Participants: $30

Students category: N3,000.00 (Provide evidence of studentship)



Name: Nigeria Ecolinguistics Association

Account Number: 1416608246

Bank Name: Access Bank PLc


Facebook account: Ecolinguistics Association

WhatsAppContact:  07030682617



His Excellency, Barr. Nyesom Wike Guest Lecturer

Executive Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria

(Ecological Discourses on Niger-Delta)


His Excellency, Dr. Samuel OrtomExecutive Governor of Benue State

Distinguished Guest of Honour

Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba  Minister of State for Education

Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja, Nigeria


Keynote Address: Prof Charles Igwe - Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria


Key Note Speaker: Arran StibbeInternational Ecolinguistics Association,

Professor of Ecological Linguistics, Literary and Critical Studies,

University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom


Lead paper Presenter 1: Prof. Damian Opata

Department of English and Literary, University of Nigeria


Lead paper Presenter 2 Prof. Nzeadibe Theadeus

Department of Geography, University of Nigeria

Lead paper Presenter 3 Prof. Duncan Roger

Ecopsychotherapist, United Kingdom.

Lead paper Presenter 4 Sree Ganesh Thottempudi

Scientist and Assistant Professor University of Heidelberg, Germany.


NEA Logo Conference Host: Wayas David Ph.D GNIM,

Convernor, Nigeria Ecolinguistics Association/Regional Representative for Nigeria at the

International Ecolinguistics Association’s Steering Group

LOC: Dr. Edim Abua - Chairman LOC/University of Calabar

Dr.(Mrs.) Vande-Guma Clara - Secretary, University of Agriculture, Makurdi

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