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The Routledge Handbook of Language in Conflict presents a range of linguistic approaches as a means for examining the nature of communication related to conflict. Divided into four sections, the Handbook critically examines text, interaction, languages and applications of linguistics in situations of conflict. Spanning 30 chapters by a variety of international scholars, this Handbook:




includes real-life case studies of conflict and covers conflicts from a wide range of geographical locations at every scale of involvement (from the personal to the international), of every timespan (from the fleeting to the decades-long) and of varying levels of intensity (from the barely articulated to the overtly hostile)
sets out the textual and interactional ways in which conflict is engendered and in which people and groups of people can be set against each other
considers what linguistic research has brought, and can bring, to the universal aim of minimising the negative effects of outbreaks of conflict wherever and whenever they occur.





The Routledge Handbook of Language in Conflict is an essential reference book for students and researchers of language and communication, linguistics, peace studies, international relations and conflict studies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 592 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 38.1mm | 1,179g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 Line drawings, black and white; 47 Halftones, black and white; 23 Tables, black and white; 57 Illustrations, black and white
  • 113864384X
  • 9781138643840
  • 1,949,982

Table of contents

List of Figures


List of Tables


List of Contributors


Acknowledgements





Introduction: the origins of the Routledge Handbook of Language in Conflict


Lesley Jeffries and Jim O'Driscoll





Section 1: Text in conflict





1: Introduction: textual choice and communication in conflict


Lesley Jeffries





2: Discursive (re)construction of the prelude to the 2003 Iraq War in op/ed pieces: dialectics of argument and rhetoric


Ahmed Sahlane





3: Stark choices and brutal simplicity: the blunt instrument of constructed opposition in news editorials


Matt Davies





4: Projecting your 'opponent''s views: linguistic negation and the potential for conflict


Lisa Nahajec





5: Ideological positioning in conflict: the United States and Egypt's domestic political trajectory


Gibreel Sadeq Alaghbary





6: Homosexuality in Latvian and Polish parliamentary debates 1994-2013: a historical approach to conflict in political discourse


Joanna Chojnicka





7: Conflict and categorisation: a corpus and discourse study of naming participants in forced migration


Charlotte Taylor





8: Hate speech: conceptualisations, interpretations and reactions


Sharon Millar





Section 2: Interaction in conflict





9: Introduction


Jim O'Driscoll





10: Conflict, disagreement and (im)politeness


Maria Sifianou





11: Offence and conflict talk


Michael Haugh and Valeria Sinkeviciute





12: Conflict interaction: insights from Conversation Analysis


Phillip Glenn





13: Conflict in political discourse: conflict as congenital to political discourse


Petter Bull and Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen





14: Discourse features of disputing in small claims hearings


Karen Tracy and Danielle M. Hodge





15: Leadership in conflict: disagreement and consensus negotiation in a start-up team


Christian J. Schmitt and Rosina Marquez-Reiter





16: Interaction and conflict in digital communication


Sage L. Graham





Section 3: Languages in conflict





17: Introduction: conflict with the stuff of language


Jim O'Driscoll





18: Ethnicity, conflict and language choice: the case of northern Ghana


Paul Kerswill and Edward Salifu Mahama





19: Language and conflict in the Mapuche context


Robbie Felix Penman





20: Linguistic Landscape as an arena of conflict: language removal, exclusion and ethnic identity construction in Lithuania


Irina Moore





21: "You are shamed for speaking it or for not speaking it good enough": the paradoxical status of Spanish in the US Latino community


Pilar G. Blitvich





22: Hate crimes: language, vulnerability and conflict


Kamran Khan





23: Language ideologies in conflict at the workplace


Julia de Bres and Anne Franziskus





Section 4: Linguistics in conflict




24: Introduction: the potential for Linguistics to change conflict in the 'real' world



Lesley Jeffries





25: The value of linguistics in assessing potential threats in an airport setting


Dawn Archer, Cliff Lansley and Aaron Garner





26: Threatening contexts: an examination of threatening language from linguistic, legal and law enforcement perspectives


Tammy Gales





27: Talk in mediation: metaphors in acrimonious talk


Madeline M. Maxwell and Scott V. Anderson





28: Conflicts of policy and self-representation in the UK asylum process


Rachel Hanna





29: On agency, witnessing and surviving: interpreters in situations of violent conflict


Rebecca Tipton





30: The Irish language in Belfast: the role of a language in post-conflict resolution


Marcus Mac Coinnigh, Linda Ervine and Pol Deeds





Afterword


Oliver Ramsbotham and Tom Woodhouse





Index
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Review quote

"The Routledge Handbook of Language in Conflict is the outcome of an innovative project started by the editors a decade ago. They have gradually extended the scope of their inquiry integrating the finest research in this new discipline. The book is a comprehensive overview of the field and a must-read publication for everyone who wants to know more about how language is used in conflict situations."


Distinguished Professor Istvan Kecskes, State University of New York, USA


"The editors are to be commended for having put together a rich international range of excellent contributions on the thorny issue of social conflict - particularly with respect to what is happening on a daily basis in the social media - one that centrally involves language as 'languaging' in social interaction rather than language as a semiotic system."


Professor Emeritus Richard Watts, University of Bern, Switzerland
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About Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans is a Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Huddersfield.


Lesley Jeffries is Professor of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Huddersfield.


Jim O'Driscoll is a member of the Language in Conflict team at the University of Huddersfield.
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