Introduction: understanding communication, interpreting, and language in wartime

Laugesen, Amanda and Gehrmann, Richard (2020) Introduction: understanding communication, interpreting, and language in wartime. In: Communication, interpreting and language in wartime: historical and contemporary perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 3-22. ISBN 978-3-030-27036-0

Abstract

This chapter introduces the challenges facing those who research the place of languages in wartime. It surveys the life experiences of five military interpreters from Britain, Germany, Australia and the United States from the First World War to the Iraq war, evaluating their motivation for becoming interpreters and their ability to undertake cross-cultural communication during conflict. This is followed by an evaluation of the historical and contemporary perspectives of interpreting and communication in war; including cross-cultural communication, strategies of communication and language teaching, and the lived experience of interpreters in wartime and after.


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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 02:04
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 23:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: war and society; military interpreters; languages at war; 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
A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810105 Intelligence
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/37386

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