Author: Steve Thorne
The Language of War
The Language of War:
- explores how military discourse has entered mainstream language use
- focuses on how language is used to construct opposing sides during armed conflict
- analyzes the interaction between verbal and visual language in military propaganda
- compares and contrasts media coverage of war with the language of official reports
- draws on an eclectic range of military and non-military texts from a wide variety of sources.
The Routledge INTERTEXT series aims to develop readers’ understanding of how texts work. It does this by showing some of the designs and patterns in the language from which they are made, by placing texts within the contexts in which they occur, and by exploring relationships between them.
The series consists of a foundation text, Working with Texts: A core introduction to language analysis, which looks at language aspects essential for the analysis of texts, and a range of satellite texts. These apply aspects of language to a particular topic area in more detail. They complement the core text and can also be used alone, providing the user has the foundation skills furnished by the core text.