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Books: Socioling/Disc Analysis: Dedaic, Nelson (eds)

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Message 1: At War With Words: Dedaic, Nelson (eds)

Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 04:32:17 +0000
From: julia.ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: At War With Words: Dedaic, Nelson (eds)



Title: At War With Words
Series Title: Language, Power and Social Process 10
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter 
 http://www.mouton-publishers.com		 
			
Editor: Mirjana N. Dedaic, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Editor: Daniel N. Nelson, University of New HAven, West HAven,
	Connecticut

Hardback: ISBN: 3110176491, Pages: xxiv, 479, Price: EURO 94.00 / US$
	 94.00
Loose Leaf: ISBN: 3110176505, Pages: xxiv, 479, Price: EURO 32.95 /
	 US$ 32.95

Abstract:

In a new era of global conflict involving non-state actors, AT WAR
WITH WORDS offers a provocative perspective on the role of language in
the genesis, conduct and consequence of mass
violence. Sociolinguistics meets political science and communication
studies in order to examine interdependence between armed conflict and
language. As phenomena attributed only to humans, both armed conflict
and language are visible on two axes: language as war discourse, and
language as a social policy subject to change by the victorious.

This book will be of interest to linguists, media scholars and
political scientists, but is also accessible to any reader interested
in language and war. Teachers will find particular chapters useful as
course material in discourse analysis, language policy, war and peace
studies, conflict resolution, mass communication, and other related
disciplines.


FROM THE CONTENTS

MICHAEL BILLIG: Preface: Language as forms of death
MIRJANA N. DEDAIC: Introduction: A peace of word 

I. WAR DISCOURSE 

KATHRYN RUUD Liberal parasites and other creepers: Rush Limbaugh, Ken
 Hamblin, and the discursive construction of group identities
SUZANNE WONG SCOLLON: Threat or business as usual? A multimodal,
 intertextual analysis of a political statement
PAUL CHILTON: Deixis and distance: President Clinton's justification
 of intervention in Kosovo
ROBERT E. TUCKER AND THEODORE O. PROSISE: The language of atomic
 science and atomic conflict: Exploring the limits of symbolic
 representation
KWEKU OSAM: The politics of discontent: A discourse analysis of texts
 of the Reform Movement in Ghana
ALEXANDER POLLAK: When guilt becomes a foreign country: Guilt and
 Responsibility in Austrian postwar media-representation of the Second
 World War
GERTRAUD BENKE AND RUTH WODAK: Remembering and forgetting: The
 discursive construction of generational memories

II. LANGUAGE WARS

KEITH LANGSTON AND ANITA PETI-STANTIC: Attitudes towards linguistic
 purism in Croatia: Evaluating efforts at language reform
RUMIKO SHINZATO: Wars, politics, and language: A case study of the
 Okinawan language
KAZUKO MATSUMOTO AND DAVID BRITAIN: Language choice and cultural
 hegemony: Linguistic symbols of domination and resistance in Palau
MARILENA KARYOLEMOU: "Keep your language and I'll keep mine":
 Politics, language, and the construction of identities in Cyprus
REN´┐ŻE DICKASON: Advertising for peace as political communication 
MARK ALLEN PETERSON: American warriors speaking American: The
 metapragmatics of performance in the nation state
DANIEL N. NELSON: Conclusion: Word peace

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Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics
		Discourse Analysis	 

Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG)
 			French (Language Code: FRN)
			German (Language Code: GER) 
			Croatian (Language Code: SRC)
			Japanese (Language Code: JPN)
			Palau (Language Code: PLU)
			Greek (Language Code: GRK)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)


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