Research projects

LINGCLIM: Linguistic Representations of climate change discourse

The LINGCLIM research group undertakes research on language use related to the issue of climate change, energy transition and lifestyle issues, in a cross-disciplinary perspective.

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LINGCLIM research group
Eivind Senneset

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Climate change has evolved from being a physical phenomenon to also becoming social, political, ethical and cultural. We observe a climate debate with many different voices, views and interests.

Communication and language use will therefore become important in both the dissemination and interpretation of climate issues. Language does more than represent; language also influences attitudes and behaviors, and can create new realities.

LINGCLIM regularly do surveys in the Norwegian Citizen Panel, especially with experiments and open-ended data.

You can read more about LINGCLIM and their reearch projects at their website.