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Palgrave Studies in Languages at War

WarTalk

Foreign Languages and the British War Effort in Europe, 1940-47

Authors: Footitt, Hilary, Tobia, Simona

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Offering a new perspective on the British experience of the Second World War in Europe, this book provides a series of snapshots of the role which languages played in the key processes of British war-making, moving from frameworks of perception and intelligence gathering, through to liberation/occupation, and on to the aftermath of conflict.

About the authors

Author Hilary Footitt: Hilary Footitt is Professor and Senior Research Fellow in the School of Languages and European Studies, University of Reading, UK. Her research interests include women in politics, war and liberation in France and the development of language policy. Previous publications include War and Liberation in France and Women, Europe and the New Languages of Politics. Hilary is Principal Investigator for the AHRC project, Languages at War, and is an editorial board member for the Journal of War and Culture Studies.

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'[WarTalk is an] unprecedented and painstaking elucidation specifically of the British war effort from a linguistic perspective. Hilary Footitt and Simona Tobia have made an x-ray study of the subtle, sometimes insidious, articulations and workings of language(s) that underlie more traditional war narratives.' - Michigan War Studies Review


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Footitt, Hilary (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Preparing for War: the British and Foreign Languages

    Footitt, Hilary (et al.)

    Pages 12-28

  • Intelligence in Translation: Finding Out About the Enemy

    Footitt, Hilary (et al.)

    Pages 29-47

  • Role-Playing for War: the Human in Human Intelligence

    Footitt, Hilary (et al.)

    Pages 48-68

  • The War of Words: Psychological Warfare in a Foreign Language

    Footitt, Hilary (et al.)

    Pages 69-90

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Softcover $95.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
WarTalk
Book Subtitle
Foreign Languages and the British War Effort in Europe, 1940-47
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Languages at War
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30507-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137305077
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-36288-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34874-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 222
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