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The Characterization of 9/11 and America’s Response to Terrorism

Adam Hodges

in The “War on Terror” Narrative: Discourse and Intertextuality in the Construction and Contestation of Sociopolitical Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199759590
eISBN:
9780199895335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759590.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines how the generic framework of a nation at war provides a highly recognizable template for narrating the ‘war on terror.’ The interpretation of 9/11 as an ‘act of war’ flows from ... More


Whose Vietnam?: Discursive Competition over the Vietnam Analogy

Adam Hodges

in The “War on Terror” Narrative: Discourse and Intertextuality in the Construction and Contestation of Sociopolitical Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199759590
eISBN:
9780199895335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759590.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores an important aspect of the narrative—namely, its ability to subsume disparate foreign policy objectives under the rubric of the ‘war on terror.’ For the Bush administration, ... More


Part Two Commentary: Processes of Translation and Demarcation in Legal Worlds

Susan Gal

in Translating the Social World for Law: Linguistic Tools for a New Legal Realism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199990559
eISBN:
9780190267407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990559.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents a linguistic anthropologist’s view of translation, problematizing the term and finding that it is a fruitful metaphor suggesting a whole family of processes. Most generally, ... More


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