Language and Conflict: Selected Issues (Paperback)
  • Language and Conflict: Selected Issues (Paperback)
zoom

Language and Conflict: Selected Issues (Paperback)

(author)
£26.99
Paperback 244 Pages / Published: 26/03/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
What role does language and communication play in conflict? Why do people engage in or get drawn into quarrels? How can our awareness of the social rules of language use prevent disputes?

In this illuminating and accessible guide, Karol Janicki takes the reader on a tour through the field of conflict in language. Using real-life examples, the book examines how language usage influences conflict, and what people can do to avoid or resolve it.

Language and Conflict
- ends each chapter with a story that neatly summarizes the key discussion points in a clear, digestible format
- provides useful 'hands-on' tips and further reading recommendations for those who want to explore the subject further

This book is ideal reading for undergraduates studying discourse analysis, language and communication, sociolinguistics, or applied linguistics, and for general readers new to the subject of language and conflict.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137381408
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 314 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Janicki's text covers a lot of areas of inquiry, from cognitive linguistics to political communication and from pragmatics to psychology and philosophy of language. The discussion is lucid, thought-provoking and reader-friendly. Anyone seeking to have a deep understanding of those extraordinary aspects of ordinary language would find this book inviting and revealing. Those new to the field of language studies will give the book a big thumbs up for its clear explanations of thick theories supported by numerous real-life examples." (Chaoqun Xie, Discourse Studies, Vol. 19 (2), 2017)

"Each of the volume's eight chapters contains a real story ... that works as a meaningful and tangible illustration of the key concepts, followed by a section entitled `Summary and practical advice'. ... recommendable as an introductory text for students in linguistics and communication, also scholars of linguistics and nonspecialists will certainly find it a valuable reading. Its attentive consideration of significant aspects involving language use and the appearance/avoidance of conflicts makes this work really compelling and thought-provoking." (Beatriz Christino, Sociolinguistic Studies, Vol. 10 (1-2), June, 2016)

You may also be interested in...

How to Argue with a Cat
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Foucault: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Wee Book a Glesca Banter
Added to basket
How Language Began
Added to basket
Modern Toss: Tossary of Terms
Added to basket
The New Penguin Russian Course
Added to basket
Write to the Point
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Swearing Is Good For You
Added to basket
Think Again
Added to basket
Word Play
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Confabulations
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
An Unkindness of Ravens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback
Let's Sign Pocket Dictionary
Added to basket
Lost in Translation
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.