LINGUIST List 32.1444

Fri Apr 23 2021

Books: Multilingual Environments in the Great War: Walker, Declercq (eds.)

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Date: 23-Apr-2021
From: Khadija Ahmed <>
Subject: Multilingual Environments in the Great War: Walker, Declercq (eds.)
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Title: Multilingual Environments in the Great War
Published: 2021
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

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Editor: Julian Walker
Editor: Christophe Declercq
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350141360 Pages: 320 Price: U.K. £ 85.50
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350141353 Pages: 320 Price: U.K. £ 85.50
Hardback: ISBN: 9781350141346 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 95.00

This book explores the differing ways in which language has been used to try to make sense of the First World War. Offering further developments in an innovative approach to the study of the conflict, it develops a transnational viewpoint of the experience of war to reveal less expected areas of language use during the conflict.

Taking the study of the First World War far beyond the Western Front, chapters examine experiences in many regions, including Africa, Armenia, post-war Australia, Russia and Estonia, and a variety of contexts, from prisoner-of-war and internment camps, to food queues and post-war barracks. Drawing upon a wide variety of languages, such as Esperanto, Flemish, Italian, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Romanian and Turkish, "Multilingual Environments in the Great War" brings together language experiences of conflict from both combatants and the home front, connecting language and literature with linguistic analysis of the immediacy of communication.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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