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The Routledge Handbook of Language in Conflict

Edited by: Matthew Evans , Lesley Jeffries , Jim O’Driscoll

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  May  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138643840
eBook ISBN: 9780429058011
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The Routledge Handbook of Language in Conflict presents a range of linguistic approaches as a means for examining the nature of communication related to conflict. Divided into four sections, the Handbook critically examines text, interaction, languages and applications of linguistics in situations of conflict. Spanning 30 chapters by a variety of international scholars, this Handbook:

  •  includes real-life case studies of conflict and covers conflicts from a wide range of geographical locations at every scale of involvement (from the personal to the international), of every timespan (from the fleeting to the decades-long) and of varying levels of intensity (from the barely articulated to the overtly hostile)
  • sets out the textual and interactional ways in which conflict is engendered and in which people and groups of people can be set against each other 
  • considers what linguistic research has brought, and can bring, to the universal aim of minimising the negative effects of outbreaks of conflict wherever and whenever they occur.

The Routledge Handbook of Language in Conflict is an essential reference book for students and researchers of language and communication, linguistics, peace studies, international relations and conflict studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Discursive (re)construction of the prelude to the 2003 Iraq War in op/ed press Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Stark choices and brutal simplicity Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Projecting your “opponent’s” views Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Ideological positioning in conflict Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Homosexuality in Latvian and Polish parliamentary debates 1994–2013 Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Conflict and categorisation Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Hate speech Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Conflict, disagreement and (im)politeness Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Offence and conflict talk Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Conflict interaction Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Conflict in political discourse Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Discourse features of disputing in small claims hearings Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Leadership in conflict Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Interaction and conflict in digital communication Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Ethnicity, conflict and language choice Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Language and conflict in the Mapuche context Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Linguistic landscape as an arena of conflict Download PDF
Chapter  21:  “You are shamed for speaking it or for not speaking it good enough” Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Hate crimes Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Language ideologies in conflict at the workplace Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The value of linguistics in assessing potential threats in an airport setting Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Threatening contexts Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Talk in mediation Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Conflicts of policy and linguistic self-representation in the UK asylum process Download PDF
Chapter  29:  On agency, witnessing and surviving Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The Irish language in Belfast Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Afterword Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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