18.1424, Books: Applied Linguistics/Sociolinguistics: Friedrich

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Date: 09-May-2007
From: Simone Gilson < sgilson at continuumbooks.com >
Subject: Language, Negotiation and Peace: Friedrich

 

	
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Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 10:37:20
From: Simone Gilson < sgilson at continuumbooks.com >
Subject: Language, Negotiation and Peace: Friedrich 
 



Title: Language, Negotiation and Peace 
Subtitle: The Use of English in Conflict Resolution 
Publication Year: 2007 
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
	   http://www.continuumbooks.com
	

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com 


Author: Patricia Friedrich

Hardback: ISBN: 9780826493 Pages: 144 Price: U.K. £ 65.00


Abstract:

"This pioneering work is clear, insightful, and well-organized. Its author
makes a courageous case for using language, and specifically English, for
peaceful purposes (inter)nationally, making the book relevant to those
researching and teaching languages, psychology, applied linguistics, and
peace studies."
 - Professor Dr Francisco Gomes de Matos, Federal University of Pernambuco,
Brazil

The end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first centuries have
witnessed a large scale increase in demands for international peace keeping
mechanisms. Because of a complex history of spread and power, English has
become the de facto lingua franca of international communication and
negotiation, and the inevitable accompaniment to this is the growth in
hostility against the perceived imperialism of the English language. This
book argues that the growth of English(es) as a lingua franca has the
potential to foster closer bonds between communities, countries and
continents. Using the background methodology of Peace Studies, Patricia
Friedrich applies political theory to linguistic evidence, to show how
English can be instrumental both in the restoration of peace and in the
building of social justice. In this analysis, the language classroom
emerges as a central site in conflict prevention. 

A fascinating, innovative study of the place of the English language in the
modern world, this book will be of interest to academics researching
applied linguistics or world Englishes. 



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                     Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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