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Title Languages at war : policies and practices of language contacts in conflict / edited by Hilary Footitt and Michael Kelly
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 269 pages)
Series Palgraves studies in languages at war
Palgraves studies in languages at war
Contents PART I: INTELLIGENCE -- Languages in the Intelligence Community -- Frameworks for Understanding -- The Human in Human Intelligence -- PART II: PREPARATION AND SUPPORT -- Preparing to Liberate -- Languages and Peacekeeping -- Language Policy and Peace-Building -- PART III: SOLDIER/CIVILIAN MEETINGS -- Occupying a Foreign Country -- Fraternization -- PART IV: COMMUNICATING THROUGH INTERMEDIARIES -- Military Interpreters in War -- Civilian Interpreting in Military Conflicts -- Being an Interpreter in Conflict -- Conclusions
Summary Languages at War places foreign languages at the core and centre of war and conflict, arguing that 'foreignness' and foreign languages are key to our understanding of what happens on the ground of war. Using two case studies - the liberation/occupation of Western Europe (1944-47), and peacekeeping/peace building in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1995-2000) - it traces the role of languages in intelligence, pre-deployment preparations, deployment, soldier-civilian meetings, occupation and peace building. It examines the language policies which are developed in war, and the language experiences of those who are caught up in conflict. Their voices, and in particular the testimonies of the language intermediaries in war - the interpreters/translators - echo throughout these pages
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communication in international relations.
Language and languages -- Political aspects.
Languages in contact -- Political aspects.
Military occupation -- Social aspects.
Peace-building -- Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Translating and interpreting -- Political aspects.
Translating services -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Language.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Footitt, Hilary.
Kelly, Michael, 1946-
ISBN 1137010274 (electronic bk.)
9781137010278 (electronic bk.)