Nature's Metaphorical Tapestry: Unravelling Green Discourse in Pakistani Newspapers in English through an Ecolinguistic Lens
Metaphors wield a profound influence on our cognitive processes and actions. This research investigates the nature metaphors embedded in Pakistani newspapers in English within the context of green discourse. It delves into an analysis of how metaphors shape our conceptualization of the environment by considering their multiplicity, duality, and cultural diversity. By employing Stibbe's stories model as a foundational framework and applying semi-automated corpus methods to achieve the research objectives, this study discerns prevalent metaphorical structures that portray nature as a competitive entity, a personified being, a mechanical construct, a interconnected web, and a valuable resource. This research advocates for adopting a more responsible use of metaphorical language by the media personnel to have a more harmonious relationship with nature.
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