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Palgrave Studies in Languages at War

Meeting the Language Challenges of NATO Operations

Policy, Practice and Professionalization

Authors: Jones, I., Askew, Louise

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After 40 years of Cold War, NATO found itself intervening in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Afghanistan, where the ability to communicate with local people was essential to the success of the missions. This book explains how the Alliance responded to this challenge so as to ensure that the missions did not fail through lack of understanding.

About the authors

Ian P. Jones joined NATO as a linguist in 1976. He served as Head of the Linguistic Service at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) from 1989 to 2011 and was responsible for coordinating the Linguistic Services in the Alliance's permanent and peace support operation headquarters.

Louise Askew has worked as a linguist for the US Government, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and was Chief of the Linguistic Service at the NATO HQ in Sarajevo from 2000 to 2004. In June 2011, she received a PhD on the language policy of international organizations in post-Dayton Bosnia-Herzegovina. She now works as an interpreter for the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jones, Ian P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • NATO Linguistic Services 1949–1994

    Jones, Ian P. (et al.)

    Pages 10-27

  • English as the Working Language

    Jones, Ian P. (et al.)

    Pages 28-39

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina: Identifying the Problems

    Jones, Ian P. (et al.)

    Pages 40-61

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina: Implementing Solutions

    Jones, Ian P. (et al.)

    Pages 62-77

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-31256-3
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Hardcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-31255-6
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Softcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-45732-8
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Meeting the Language Challenges of NATO Operations
Book Subtitle
Policy, Practice and Professionalization
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Languages at War
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31256-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137312563
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-31255-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45732-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 230
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