Mohamed Mliless

Mohamed Mliless

PhD in Applied Linguistics
INDEPENDENT RESEARCHER IN ECOLINGUISTICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

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Introduction
Dr. Mohamed MLILESS holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics. He published three books on legal and environmental discourse. The many scientific articles he authored and coauthored focus on social and environmental issues. Dr. MLILESS is a member of the International Ecolinguistics Association (IEA), a member of the London Journals Press, and a member of Acta Scientific Open International Library, India. Last but not least, Dr. Mohamed MLILESS is a review board member of many international journals.

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This research critically analyzes 10 editorials written in French that the Algerian army magazine ‘El-Djeich’ published from January 2021 to October 2021, a peak time for the army to reinforce its threatening discourse against Morocco (the classical enemy of Algeria). It attempts to explore how the editorials employ a conspiracy narrative to repres...
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ABSTRACT It is usually believed that the role of international NGOs is meant to reinforce environmental justice all over the world. However, it is not the case with the Environmental Justice Organizations Liabilities and Trade’s (EJOLT), whose approach seems distorting the real picture in the Moroccan Sahara. Against the expectations and principle...
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Concerns about fake news on social network sites are ascending. The aim is to deliberately create and share false or manipulated information to mislead the public, to cause harm for public figures, and/or get financial gains. In Morocco, the rise of fake news in the COVID-19 era highlights the fight of many media institutions, including the Maghreb...
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Documentary films, generally of short or medium-length, have informative and educational purposes. They present authentic reports on areas of life, human activities, and the natural world. Particularly, eco-documentaries aim to raise environmental awareness towards the degradation of natural elements; they present alternatives for environmental iss...
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This chapter attempts to overview some issues related to two different but complementary constructs in environmental awareness: environmental education (EE) and environmental humanities (EH) and gives some recommendations related to the Moroccan educational system. In this chapter, the main objective is not to provide a mere definition of concepts...
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For decades, the Algerian elite have specialized in unjustified verbal attacks against Morocco. Academicians, politicians, high-ranking retired military members, diplomats, parliamentary members, and media figures have launched a viral campaign against the kingdom. Their discourse is marked by hatred to make of Morocco an ‘enemy’ of the Algerian pe...
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Green Pantomime Theater (GPT) is a tool for promoting children environmental awareness and activism. This paper provides insight into how environmental issues can be embedded in green performances and consequently offers a model of socio-environmental change. In Morocco, GPT performances aim to change children behavior, enhance their environmental...
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The environmental theme has been strongly debated over thelast few decades all over the world to reflect a collectiveconsciousness regarding human practices towards nature.After a long time debate, the discourse used to analyze studyand discuss the issue leaves no doubt that it is an ecologicalcrisis. Today, the environmental discourse is a privile...
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Much can be said about the role of the Algerian Press Service and the political agenda it sets regarding three distinct geopolitical conflicts in Morocco, Libya, and Mali. It is hypothesized in this study that the agency’s double discourse to execute the Algerian political agenda nourishes secession and insecurity in the Moroccan Sahara and seeks t...
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Green Pantomime Theater (GPT) is a tool for promoting children environmental awareness and activism. This paper provides insight into how environmental issues can be embedded in green performances and consequently offers a model of socio-environmental change. In Morocco, GPT performances aim to change children behavior, enhance their environmental...
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The coverage of environmental issues is of great importance to Moroccan newspapers, namely As-Sabah, Al-Akhbar, and Al-Massae. The present study explores the frequency of articles that covered environmental issues and investigates the newspapers’ professionalism in writing environmental reports on man’s violations of the natural environment. The Re...
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The environmental theme has been strongly debated over the last few decades all over the world to reflect a collective consciousness regarding human practices. After a long time debate, the discourse used to analyze, study, and discuss the issue leaves no doubt that it is an ecological crisis. Today, the environmental discourse is a privileged sour...
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Eco-documentary is a media genre that aims to raise environmental awareness among the general public. It exposes environmental degradations and presents alternatives for environmental issues such as pollution, global warming, and deforestation among others. For this aim, the language of scientific experts contributes a lot to the making of the argu...
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Eco-documentary, a cinematographic genre on the environment, is a media construct meant to raise environmental awareness. It exposes environmental crises and attempts to present solutions for their degradation. This book analyzes patterns of 'fear' and 'threat' in a Moroccan Eco-documentary by Amouddou production agency on the degradation of a lago...
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In Morocco, public service announcement is a complex field in which various linguistic practices and semiotic representations collide. Hence, the aim of the present work is to demystify the misalignment between language and visuals in the public service announcement in a video on the protection of the environment, namely towards forests. This study...
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This paper aims at investigating Moroccan students' online behaviors exhibited through social networking sites. Such social facts have raised the interest of many researchers and stakeholders alike to provide immunity for vulnerable adolescents and teach them how to manipulate social networking sites with minimum risks. For that reason, privacy and...
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Eco-documentary, which is a cinematographic genre on the environment, is a media construct meant to raise the environmental awareness among the general public. It exposes environmental crises and attempts to present solutions for environmental degradation. The aim of the film is to shed light on many environmental issues such as pollution, global w...
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The present book provides a framework for comprehending rhetorical and literary skills in a way that they persuasively support the client story: moving stories are those which synergically merge the two components. Embracing a rhetorical and a literary knowledge, inter alia, in writing clients' stories is what lawyers require. This book helps under...
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Smartphones are hybrid technological devices which incorporate communication and computing. Despite their beneficial functions, they have negatively influenced students' social and learning environments, an issue that remains less investigated in the Moroccan context. To explain their problematic use and to investigate addiction and dependency pred...
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Article Type: Full Length Research Article In Morocco, many textbooks pertaining to different teaching disciplines integrate environment education (EE). For instance, textbooks used to teach English in high school include distinct units to promote the principles of environmental education and to empower students' awareness regarding recurrent envir...
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It is commonly believed that writing abstracts for academic purposes is not an easy task for non-native English students. In the Moroccan context , students need to write dissertations in conformity with conventions adopted by scholars of academic genre analysis. This study investigates the extent to which writing abstracts by Master of Arts studen...
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This book highlights an important area of research in which language and law strongly interact. the book investigates the use of argumentation strategies by Moroccan Lawyers in written pleadings. Actually, the book discloses a set of argumentation strategies in descending order from the most pervasive ones to the least used strategies. Eventually,...

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The "Language-Society-Environment Nexus" is a prominent cross-disciplinary field of research that has been commonly addressed by the scientific community. Be it a newspaper article, a video, a classroom activity, a political debate, a social network page, creative writing, or a textbook course, we think that environmental studies have been striving to maintain the protection of nature in all its interconnectivity, including all beings, humans and animals. Today, environmental studies are a magnet that connects ecology, society, and language. For example, problems like climate change, global warming, pollution, sustainable development, animals extinction, and waste management among others have been linking politics, economy, urbanism, education, and culture to language. Thanks to evolving trends in environmental studies, many theories and practices have been put in place to explore and comprehend underlying impacts, uncertainties, preoccupations, and the unavailability of appropriate and tangible methods to quench man’s interventionism, overexploitation, and degradation of the natural resources. Despite skepticism about the reality of some environmental issues (Climate Change & Global Warming), dangers facing humanity have been plentifully explained via different modes of expressions. In this respect, scientists are admitting that the risks that humanity is facing, in terms of life quality and health, are immense. In this regard, the United Nations warned in April, 2022 that the world would be "set to face 1.5 disasters a day - 560 a year - by 2030, as humans put themselves on a 'spiral of selfdestruction' by heating up the climate and ignoring risk, pushing millions more people into poverty". We believe that the theme of the book "Language, Society and the Environment" will explore and unearth the extent to which the environmental crisis, embedded in different forms of communication (Verbal & Visual), and will unveil the reality of the ecological systems and their resilience in the Anthropocene. This book will also aim to discuss theories, practices, initiatives and applications in the field of language, society and the environment from different perspectives and knowledge backgrounds. It will definitely inspire and bring scholars to speak on principal approaches in their respective research interests, while enriching the body of research on the theme. RCOMMENDED TOPICS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: Ecocriticism Ecofeminism Ecolinguistics Ecological and Environmental Discourse The environment and Media Environmental Education Environmental Governance Environmental Justice The environment and Politics Environmental Resilience The environment and Security Environmental Sustainability Language and Climate Change IMPORTANT DATES Sept. 15, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline Sept. 30, 2022: Notification of Acceptance of proposals Jan. 10, 2023 : Full Chapter Submission April 15, 2023: Review Result Returned April 30, 2023: Revised Chapter Submission May 15, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification May 30, 2023: Final Chapter Submission June 30, 2023: Final deadline. SUBMISSION PROCEDURE Researchers are invited to submit before September 15, 2022, a 2-3 page proposal clearly explaining the aims and methods of their chapters. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by September 30, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 10, 2023. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. PUBLISHER This book is scheduled to be published in 2023 by SPRINGER EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS: Dr. Mohamed MLILESS Prof. Dr. Mohammed LAROUZ Prof. Dr. Said MENTAK Prof. Dr. Diego FORTE
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This project of reflection gives sense to two different but complementary indicators in environmental awareness: environmental education (EE) and environmental humanities (EH) . The project sheds light on the current status of EE and EH in the Moroccan context and argues that things might look different if we learn from others' experiences and activities to implement the two concepts in Moroccan schools and Universities.