Languages at War: Policies and Practices of Language Contacts in Conflict

Hardcover | May 22, 2012

EditorHilary Footitt, Michael Kelly

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Emphasising the significance of foreign languages at the centre of war and conflict, this book argues that 'foreignness' and foreign languages are key to our understanding of what happens in war. Through case studies the book traces the role of languages in intelligence, military deployment, soldier/civilian meetings, occupation and peace building.

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Emphasising the significance of foreign languages at the centre of war and conflict, this book argues that 'foreignness' and foreign languages are key to our understanding of what happens in war. Through case studies the book traces the role of languages in intelligence, military deployment, soldier/civilian meetings, occupation and pe...

HILARY FOOTITT Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies at the University of Reading, UK. She has written widely on Allied/French relationships in the Second World War and on the discourse of women in politics, and was the Principal Investigator for the AHRC Project, ' Languages at War'.MICHAEL...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.94 × 5.66 × 0.98 inPublished:May 22, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230368778

ISBN - 13:9780230368774

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Notes on Contributors
Introduction
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
References
Index