Languages and the First World War: Representation and Memory

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Christophe Declercq, Julian Walker
Palgrave Macmillan UK, Jul 15, 2016 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 256 pages
This book examines issues around the representation and memory of the First World War. With contributions from international academics, the chapters cover a wide range of the historiographical aspects of war including the nature of representing the war in letters and diaries; the documentation of language change; the language of representing the war in reportage and literature; and the language of remembering the war. This book will appeal to a wide readership including linguists and historians and is complemented by the sister volume Languages and the First World War: Communicating in a Transnational War which examines language change and documentation during the war, covering issues such as languages at the front, propaganda and language manipulation, and recording language during the war.

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About the author (2016)

Julian Walker is a British Library educator, an artist and writer. His books on language include Discovering Words, Team Talk: Sporting Words and their Origins and Trench Talk.

Christophe Declercq is a lecturer in translation (University College London, UK and University of Antwerp, Belgium) who has been working on Belgian refugees in Britain for well over a decade. On the subject, he has spoken widely at conferences in both Britain and Belgium, has worked with the BBC and VRT (Belgian television) and manages several social media outlets.

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