Conclusion: cross-cultural communication and language in wartime: reflections and future directions

Gehrmann, Richard and Laugesen, Amanda (2020) Conclusion: cross-cultural communication and language in wartime: reflections and future directions. In: Communication, interpreting and language in wartime: historical and contemporary perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 255-266. ISBN 978-3-030-27036-0

Abstract

Despite the developments in this era of technological change, language remains a critical component of wartime cross-cultural experience. Contemporary military forces need to employ specialist cultural advisers in war zones, mirroring the example set by the Dutch in Afghanistan. Past strategies of communication and language teaching has informed contemporary practice, and the military interpreter needs to work seamlessly in a variety of challenging environments. As more multinational and coalition deployments take place, ever more language and cultural specialists will be needed. However, research on the experiences of contemporary and future conflicts will be restricted as the relative openness of the immediate post-war era is challenged by the emergence of increasingly authoritarian cultures around the globe.


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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 05:14
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 23:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: cross-cultural communication; multinational deployment; military intelligence; military interpreters; war and society
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160604 Defence Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810103 Command, Control and Communications
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
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/37388

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