About Language in Conflict
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Language in the news
News & events
In the News — Metaphor
allows us to talk about things in a descriptive or poetic way, and gives us a fresh way of thinking about something. Take Jacques' opening monologue in As You Like It
"All the ...
In the News
Making sense of war and trauma through poetry
I covered violent conflicts as a producer for the BBC for ten years from 2000. My most challenging role was acting as the bureau chief in Baghdad between 2004 and 2009. My times in charge coincided with ...
Root causes — 'Peace' and 'conflict'
For those of us living in parts of the world such as the United Kingdom or United States, conflicts such as the ongoing civil
in Syria can seem far
off and abstract. They exist in terms like diplomatic ...
The ever-changing nature of 'the Balkan'
One of the most recurrent
used to discuss conflict is 'the Balkan'. A designation for the mountain range that cuts across the territory of present
day Bulgaria, the term 'Balkan' has also been ...
When is a terrorist a terrorist?
'The problem we had then was the terrorists,' began the former soldier. A veteran of the Second World
, victory over Hitler's Germany had brought him no rest. Instead, he had been sent to another conflict. ...
How language works
Structures of language
Functions of language
Context of situation
How people present the world through language
Equating and contrasting
Implying and assuming
Metaphor and simile
Naming and describing
Presenting speech and thought
Representing time, space and society
How people interact
Participation frameworks and production formats
How language is studied
Critical Discourse Analysis
Language in Conflict
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