The Language of War

The Language of War

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The Intertext series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. Working with Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis (second edition, 2001) is the foundation text, which is complemented by a range of 'satellite' titles. These provide students with hands-on practical experience of textual analysis through special topics, and can be used individually or in conjunction with Working with Texts.

The Language of War:

* explores how military discourse has entered mainstream language use

* focuses on how language is used to construct opposing sides during armed conflict

* analyzes the interaction between verbal and visual language in military propaganda

* compares and contrasts media coverage of war with the language of official reports

* draws on an eclectic range of military and non-military texts from a wide variety of sources.
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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 7.11mm | 227g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed
  • 1 Line drawings, black and white; 10 Halftones, black and white; 3 Tables, black and white
  • 041535868X
  • 9780415358682
  • 1,539,232

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Part 1: Fighting Talk The Militarisation of English War all the Time Part 2: Verbal Armoury Military Codes Military Naming Conventions Part 3: Us and them Friend or foe? Subhuman and Superhuman Part 4: Your Country Needs You Propaganda Recruitment Part 5: Live From the Front Official Reports Media Coverage Part 6: Virtual War War Games Answers and Commentaries References Index of Terms
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