Hildo Honório do Couto
Ecosystemic Linguistics and Discourse Analysis
Hildo Honório do Couto works in the Department of Linguistics of the University of Brasília as Professor Emeritus. He has published a few ecolinguistics books in Portuguese, among which are the following: 1) Ecolinguística: estudo das relações entre língua e meio ambiente (Brasília, 2007): the first introduction to the discipline in Portuguese; 2) Linguística, ecologia e ecolinguística (São Paulo, 2009): an ecolinguistic view of language contact; 3) O paradigma ecológico para as ciências da linguagem (Goiânia, 2016): an anthology containing practically all the “classical” essays on the subject (Sapir, Haugen etc.) besides some recent ones, in a total of 18 essays/chapters (427 pages). He created an Ecolinguistics website (www.ecoling.unb.br), an online journal (http://periodicos.unb.br/ojs311/index.php/erbel/issue/archive) and organizes the Brazilian Meetings on Ecolinguistics (EBE), which takes place every two years. The first one was in 2012. He has a blog in English with seven texts (http://ecosystemic-linguistics.blogspot.com/) as well as one in Portuguese containing 27 texts (http://meioambienteelinguagem.blogspot.com/). He also has an Ecolinguistics list, with 330 members. His production also includes several articles (in Portuguese and in English) as well as the supervision of several M.A. and PhD. theses.