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Contribution to Book
War Discourse
The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction (2015)
  • Adam Hodges, Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract
War discourse refers to the use of language and social interaction as a mediating element in the outbreak, conduct, and disputation of armed political conflict. This entry identifies and outlines key elements of war discourse, which include call to arms rhetoric, the discursive construction of social identities, and the use of legitimating devices in language to make the actions associated with war appear appropriate, reasonable, and justifiable.
Keywords
  • war,
  • discourse
Disciplines
Publication Date
2015
Editor
Karen Tracy, Cornelia Ilie, Todd Sandel
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Publisher Statement
Access online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781118611463. The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction. Karen Tracy (Editor), Cornelia Ilie (Associate Editor), Todd Sandel (Associate Editor). ISBN: 978-1-118-61110-4l / 1660 pages / May 2015, Wiley-Blackwell.
Citation Information
Adam Hodges. "War Discourse" BostonThe International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/adamhodges/55/