Interdisciplinary understandings of sustainability in and for linguistics
May 23–24, 2022 at Roskilde University, Denmark
Local organizer: Carsten Levisen
Towards the Sustainability of Languages and of Linguistics
Celeste Rodríguez Louro
On Ethics and Engagements:
This workshop explores the concept of sustainability, from a language-centered, interdisciplinary perspective. Inviting linguists to join forces with sustainability scientists, the focus of the workshop revolves around two central questions:
- In what ways can insights from linguistics contribute to sustainability?
- In what ways do understandings of sustainability and sustainable living challenge current linguistic thought?
The complexity of words, metaphors, and linguistic worldviews that exist in the Nordics offer perspectives on the entanglements between people, nature, and life, and provide a Nordic perspective on expert understandings of sustainability. These perspectives guide us towards a concept of sustainability that is maximally relevant for the Nordics.