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.
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.
Photo: Eivind Senneset
The research group collaborates with NORCE, the Bjerknes Center for Climate Research, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, the Research group for Environmental Humanities (HUMKLIM) and Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET). For surveys and experiments LINGCLIM collaborate with the Norwegian Citizen Panel within the DIGSSCORE infrastructure.
Contact: Professor Kjersti Fløttum (head of the research group)