peace linguistics

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The Meaning Between the Words and Peaceful Communication

I was driving to work a while ago and heard a short story on the radio about etiquette and rituals in Japanese business culture, and though I personally am not very interested in business, a part of the discussion caught my ear: “…What’s really important is understanding the different styles of communication that different cultures … Continue reading

Who do you help? Introductions from a different angle

How do you introduce yourself? Bernard Marr suggests that rather than throwing a business card, dropping names, or telling our life story, we simply frame our work by saying who we help. Introductions can shape the rest of our interactions and the language we choose can open others up to relating or shut things down. In language learning settings, we are often asked to introduce ourselves as one of the first phrases we say in a new language. Continue reading

What a difference a word can make: How a single word can change your conversation

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British psychologist Elizabeth Stokoe studies the patterns in talk that most of us don’t even notice. She explains how her research can be used to train people to interact more effectively. People spend a good deal of time talking to one another, and in general we do it pretty…

Classroom Activities Using Applied Peace Linguistics

Can drawing awareness to different phrases and expressions help language learners promote peace? What role does creative writing and poetry have in peacebuilding? How can we use applied linguistics to learn to communicate more peaceably? Dr. Francisco Gomes de Matos is emeritus professor at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, in Recife, Brazil, and has written about … Continue reading

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