In today's information era, the use of specific words and language can serve as powerful tools that incite violenceor sanitize and conceal the ugliness of war. This book examines the complex, "twisted" language of conflict.
• Provides readers with an in-depth awareness of how language is often used to sanitize and obfuscate understanding of reality, thereby offering insight into past and ongoing human conflicts from 1900 onward
• Elucidates important terms that in our current "information age" are being used loosely, often without clear definition
• Promotes a critical analysis of how words are used, particularly as propaganda
• Supports Common Core educational standards by enabling students to learn key critical thinking skills and learning strategies and apply them when reading and interpreting texts
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About the Author
Anna M. Wittmann, PhD, teaches English at the University of Alberta and at Concordia University of Edmonton.