Metaphoric Representation of Nature
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Metaphors not only structure how we perceive and think but also how we should act. There has recently been growing interest in the role of metaphors in nature conservation. This article analyzes how it affects the way to conceptualize the environment from the multiplicity, duality and cultural diversity of metaphors. An ecolinguistics perspective on metaphors in representing nature is then suggested to improve upon use of language for a harmonious relationship with nature.
Metaphor, Nature, Ecolinguistics