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Palgrave Studies in Languages at War

Communication, Interpreting and Language in Wartime

Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Editors: Laugesen, Amanda, Gehrmann, Richard (Eds.)

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  • Juxtaposes historical and contemporary perspectives on themes such as intercultural communication, translating and interpreting in difficult circumstances
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  • Explores the challenges that languages pose for effective communication in a military context, and the consequences for the military and for civilian society
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  • Includes first-hand experiences of military language teaching, interpreting at a war crimes trial and of being a frontline interpreter in Iraq
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This edited book provides a multi-disciplinary approach to the topics of translation and cross-cultural communication in times of war and conflict. It examines the historical and contemporary experiences of interpreters in war and in war crimes trials, as well as considering policy issues in communication difficulties in war-related contexts. The range of perspectives incorporated in this volume will appeal to scholars, practitioners and policy-makers, particularly in the fields of translating and interpreting, conflict and war studies, and military history.

About the authors

Amanda Laugesen is Director of the Australian National Dictionary Centre at the Australian National University. She is the author of a number of books, including Furphies and Whizz-bangs: Anzac Slang from the Great War (2015) and Taking Books to the World: American Publishers and the Cultural Cold War (2017).

 

Richard Gehrmann is Senior Lecturer in International Studies at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He has published on war and society and (with Jessica Gildersleeve) is co-editor of the book Memory and the Wars on Terror: Australian and British Perspectives (2017).


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Understanding Communication, Interpreting, and Language in Wartime

    Pages 3-22

    Laugesen, Amanda (et al.)

  • Cross-Cultural Communication and the Experiences of Australian Soldiers During the First World War

    Pages 25-44

    Laugesen, Amanda

  • Unfamiliar Allies: Australian Cross-Cultural Communication in Afghanistan and Iraq During the War on Terror

    Pages 45-69

    Gehrmann, Richard

  • The Implications of War for the Teaching of Japanese Language in Australian Universities, 1917–1945

    Pages 73-88

    Baldwin, Jennifer Joan

  • Effectiveness of Intensive Courses in Teaching War Zone Languages

    Pages 89-108

    Dehghani, Yavar

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communication, Interpreting and Language in Wartime
Book Subtitle
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Editors
  • Amanda Laugesen
  • Richard Gehrmann
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Languages at War
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27037-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27037-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27036-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 269
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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