Afroz Shah's Ecosophy on Youtube.Com: An Ecolinguistics Perspective


Language cannot be separated from the environment where we live by, because they have relationship with one another. When discussing how to protect the environment, it has to do with human wisdom or self-realization, which is influenced by Gandhi’s teachings on self-realization and nonviolence, as well as the Mahayana Buddhist distinction between the small ego-self and the expansive Self of Buddha. This research was aimed to decribe Afroz Shah’s utterances that contains ecosophy on The primary source of data in this research was taken from youtube video, while the secondary data was from books and journals to support to this research. It used a qualitative descriptive method in conjunction with Arne Naess’ ecosophy theory. The data was gathered by downloading an Afroz Shah video from, watching it, reading and checking the video script, taking notes and underlining the data, re-watching and re-checking the data, and capturing, coding, and reducing the data. The data were presented, described, interpreted, and concluded using data analysis techniques. Based on the findings and discussion, the researcher came to the conclusion that Afroz Shah’s ecosophy can be divided into four categories: norms, rules, postulates, and value priority announcements.

Keywords: ecolinguistics, ecosophy, self realization

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