Analysing the issues of language that faced international forces carrying out peace operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 1990s, this book examines how differences of language were an integral part of the conflicts in the country and in what way the multinational UN and NATO forces faced their own problems of communication and language support.
About the Author
Author Michael Kelly: Michael Kelly is Professor of French in the Modern Languages Department, University of Southampton, UK. His research interests include French culture and society and public policy on languages. Mike is Director of the UK Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (Southampton), with a remit to support these subjects in higher education across the UK. His previous publications include The Cultural and Intellectual Rebuilding of France after the Second World War, The European Language Teacher (co-authored) and Setting the Agenda for Languages in Higher Education (co-edited).
Table of ContentsPreface List of Acronyms Introduction Serving in a Foreign Field The Multiple Roles of Military Interpreters Language Support on the Ground under UNPROFOR Improving Language Support Foreign/Local Encounters in Interpreting Nationality, Ethnicity and Trust Peacebuilding in a Multilingual World Conclusion