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Title: Discourse and Human Rights Violations
Edited By: Christine Anthonissen
Jan Blommaert
Series Title: Benjamins Current Topics 5

First published as a Special Issue of the (5:1, 2006), this collection of
papers focuses, from a number of different disciplinary perspectives, on
aspects of language and communication in official processes of dealing with
traumatic pasts. It is a text that belongs to the genre of talking about
pain, about state violence, about uncovering suppressed truths. Linguists
and a number of other social scientists investigate discourses, mostly ones
generated during hearings of the South African Truth and Reconciliation
Commission (TRC), scrutinizing them for how trauma is articulated and
sometimes overcome, for how confrontational discourses are publicly
managed, for how, after gross human rights violations, reconciliation can
be mediated. Language is viewed as an instrument of confronting a traumatic
past, of negotiating conflict, and of initiating processes of healing for
individuals as well as in communities.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027222355
ISBN-13: 9789027222350
Pages: 158
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