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1st Edition

The Language of War

ISBN 9780415358682
Published May 12, 2006 by Routledge
120 Pages

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Book Description

The Intertext series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. Working with Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis (second edition, 2001) is the foundation text, which is complemented by a range of ‘satellite’ titles. These provide students with hands-on practical experience of textual analysis through special topics, and can be used individually or in conjunction with Working with Texts.

The Language of War:

* explores how military discourse has entered mainstream language use

* focuses on how language is used to construct opposing sides during armed conflict

* analyzes the interaction between verbal and visual language in military propaganda

* compares and contrasts media coverage of war with the language of official reports

* draws on an eclectic range of military and non-military texts from a wide variety of sources.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  Introduction  Part 1: Fighting Talk  The Militarisation of English  War all the Time  Part 2: Verbal Armoury  Military Codes  Military Naming Conventions Part 3: Us and them  Friend or foe?  Subhuman and Superhuman  Part 4: Your Country Needs You  Propaganda  Recruitment  Part 5: Live From the Front  Official Reports  Media Coverage  Part 6: Virtual War  War Games  Answers and Commentaries  References  Index of Terms

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