Language and peace

Christina Schäffner (Editor), Anita L. Wenden (Editor)

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Abstract

This study seeks to demonstrate how critical discourse analysis can elucidate the relationship between language and peace. It provides a view on the notion of peace put forward by peace researchers, namely that peace includes not only the absence of war or physical violence, but also the absence of structural violence. Approaching the topic from various perspectives, the volume argues that language is a factor to be considered together with social and economic factors in any examination of the social conditions and institutions that prevent the achievement of a comprehensive peace. It illustrates a framework of concepts and methodologies that offer to help guide future linguistic research in this area, and also calls for foreign language, second language and peace educators to include critical linguistic education into their curricula and describes an approach for doing so.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam (NL)
PublisherHarwood
Number of pages280
ISBN (Print)90-5702-480-2, 978-90-5702-480-1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 1999

Publication series

NameWar and peace
PublisherHarwood
Volume6

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    Introduction

    Wenden, A. L. & Schäffner, C., 24 Aug 1999, Language and peace. Schäffner, C. & Wenden, A. L. (eds.). Amsterdam (NL): Harwood, p. xi-xxi (War and peace; vol. 6).

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    The 'balance' metaphor in relation to peace

    Schäffner, C., 24 Aug 1999, Language and peace. Schäffner, C. & Wenden, A. L. (eds.). Amsterdam (NL): Harwood, p. 75-91 17 p. (War and peace; vol. 6).

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    Cite this

    Schäffner, C., & Wenden, A. L. (Eds.) (1999). Language and peace. (War and peace; Vol. 6). Harwood.