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At war with words

Author: Mirjana N Dedaić; Daniel N Nelson
Publisher: Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter, 2003.
Series: Language, power, and social process, 10.
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As we enter 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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mirjana N Dedaić; Daniel N Nelson
ISBN: 9783110176490 3110176491 3110176505 9783110176506
OCLC Number: 939962405
Description: xiv, 479 s.
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 in the Western Pacific: Linguistic symbols of domination and resistance in the Republic of Palau Marilena Karyolemou: "Keep your language and I'll keep mine": Politics, language, and the construction of identities in Cyprus Renee 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
Series Title: Language, power, and social process, 10.
Responsibility: edited by Mirjana N. Dedaić, Daniel N. Nelson.


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