Australian National University, 13-14 November 2017
Call for papers deadline: 10 September 2017
Registration and further information on Eventbrite
Image: The Right Hon. J.B. Chifley talking to Sergeant Pritchard, AWAS, the only woman interpreter of Japanese in the Australian Army, AWM 099452.
This interdisciplinary symposium aims to bring together scholars and researchers working on diverse aspects of the topic of language in times of war and conflict.
Language – from the language deployed in propaganda to the experiences of interpreters in war zones – is a critical part of the story of war. Yet it is not always made the explicit focus of study. Yet it is not always made the explicit focus of study.
The symposium is being presented by the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics at the ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences.
Papers are welcome on topics including but not limited to:
corpus approaches to language and war
the language of propaganda and politics in wartime
the language of commemoration and remembrance
experiences of interpreters
crosscultural communication in times of war and con ict
language learning and policy in military and government contexts
language and identity.