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CALL FOR PAPERS: 10 Sep, Language in Times of War and Conflict Symposium

by | August 16, 2017

Language in Times of War and Conflict Symposium

Australian National University, 13-14 November 2017

Call for papers deadline: 10 September 2017

Registration and further information on Eventbrite

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Image: The Right Hon. J.B. Chifley talking to Sergeant Pritchard, AWAS, the only woman interpreter of Japanese in the Australian Army, AWM 099452. 

About the symposium

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.

Call for papers

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.

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words and a short biography to amanda.laugesen@anu.edu.au by 10 September 2017.