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The Palgrave Handbook of Languages and Conflict

  • Michael Kelly
  • Hilary Footitt
  • Myriam Salama-Carr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Michael Kelly, Hilary Footitt, Myriam Salama-Carr
    Pages 1-25
  3. Conceptual Spaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Moira Inghilleri
      Pages 51-71
    3. Michael Kelly
      Pages 91-109
  4. Source, Documentation and Voices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Hilary Footitt
      Pages 137-155
    3. Catherine Baker
      Pages 157-179
  5. Institutions and Actors

  6. Languages at War in History

  7. Going Forward: Conclusions and Reflections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479
    2. Michael Kelly
      Pages 481-498
    3. Michael Kelly, Hilary Footitt, Myriam Salama-Carr
      Pages 499-517
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 519-527

About this book

Introduction

This Handbook maps the contours of an exciting and burgeoning interdisciplinary field concerned with the role of language and languages in situations of conflict. It explores conceptual approaches, sources of information that are available, and the institutions and actors that mediate language encounters. It examines case studies of the role that languages have played in specific conflicts, from colonial times through to the Middle East and Africa today. The contributors provide vibrant evidence to challenge the monolingual assumptions that have affected traditional views of war and conflict. They show that languages are woven into every aspect of the making of war and peace, and demonstrate how language shapes public policy and military strategy, setting frameworks and expectations. The Handbook's 22 chapters powerfully illustrate how the encounter between languages is integral to almost all conflicts, to every phase of military operations and to the lived experiences of those on the ground, who meet, work and fight with speakers of other languages. This comprehensive work will appeal to scholars from across the disciplines of linguistics, translation studies, history, and international relations; and provide fresh insights for a broad range of practitioners interested in understanding the role and implications of foreign languages in war.

Michael Kelly is Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Southampton, UK.

Hilary Footitt is Senior Research Fellow in the University of Reading, UK. 

Myriam Salama-Carr is Honorary Research Fellow in Translation and Interpreting at the University of Manchester, UK.

Keywords

Intercultural communication Military History War literature transnational history political communication public policy Language ideology Language and power language mediation language and identity War Crimes Tribunal diplomacy sectarian discourse News media Colonialism Arab Spring War on Terror The Balkan Wars Cold War Vietnam War

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Kelly
    • 1
  • Hilary Footitt
    • 2
  • Myriam Salama-Carr
    • 3
  1. 1.University of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.University of ReadingReadingUK
  3. 3.University of ManchesterManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04825-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-04824-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-04825-9
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