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The Intertext series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. Working with Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis (second edition, 2001) is the ...

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Language of War

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Overview

The Intertext series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. Working with Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis (second edition, 2001) is the foundation text, which is complemented by a range of 'satellite' titles. These provide students with hands-on practical experience of textual analysis through special topics, and can be used individually or in conjunction with Working with Texts.


The Language of War:




• explores how military discourse has entered mainstream language use



• focuses on how language is used to construct opposing sides during armed conflict



• analyzes the interaction between verbal and visual language in military propaganda



• compares and contrasts media coverage of war with the language of official reports



• draws on an eclectic range of military and non-military texts from a wide variety of sources.



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203006597
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/13/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Unit one: Fighting talk
The militarisation of English
War all the time
Unit two: Verbal armoury
Military codes
Military naming conventions
Unit three: Us and them
Friend or foe?
Subhuman and superhuman
Unit four: Your country needs you
Propaganda
Recruitment
Unit five: Live from the front
Official reports
Media coverage
Unit six: Virtual war
War games
Answers and commentaries
References
Index of terms
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