Communication, interpreting and language in wartime: historical and contemporary perspectives

Laugesen, Amanda and Gehrmann, Richard, eds. (2020) Communication, interpreting and language in wartime: historical and contemporary perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-030-27036-0

Abstract

This edited book provides a multi-disciplinary approach to the topics of translation and cross-cultural communication in times of war and conflict. It examines the historical and contemporary experiences of interpreters in war and in war crimes trials, as well as considering policy issues in communication difficulties in war-related contexts. It juxtaposes historical and contemporary perspectives on themes such as intercultural communication, translating and interpreting in difficult circumstances; explores the challenges that languages pose for effective communication in a military context, and the consequences for the military and for civilian society; and includes first-hand experiences of military language teaching, interpreting at a war crimes trial and of being a frontline interpreter in Iraq


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Front Matter in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 March 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 March 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2019 01:57
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 23:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: war and society; languages at war, interpreting, military history
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2199 Other History and Archaeology > 219999 History and Archaeology not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160604 Defence Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810103 Command, Control and Communications
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-27037-7
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37385

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