- connections between climate, language and culture
Issues related to climate and green considerations are playing a more and more important role in Denmark - both politically and culturally. A contributing factor to this interest was Denmark's role as host nation for the UN's climate summit in December 2009. But how do Danes discuss climate? Is there a specific "green language"?
This seminar will give examples of the use of green language in practice, and will focus on underlying green values. For example, Denmark has played an important role in the development of alternative and durable energy forms (e.g. wind turbines) and also has its characteristic bicycle culture. These developments are strong indicators of a desire to promote wellbeing, freedom and democracy.
An insight into the Danish language's meaningful nuances has become more and more dependent upon an understanding of a particularly green national agenda. As well as examining concrete and specific green issues and the related vocabulary, participants will also get an introduction to how these issues are implemented and integrated in Danish culture.
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