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The Stories We Live By

a free online course in ecolinguistics

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PART 9: Salience

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.

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This part of the course examines salience, which is a story that an area of life is important and worthy of consideration. Linguistic devices that build up salience are discussed, drawing on examples from British New Nature Writing.

The video illustrates salience with an example. Click left to download it and right to watch it on Vimeo.

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