CHAPTER EIGHT

LANGUAGE, PEACE, AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Francisco Gomes de Matos

This chapter aims at contributing to the understanding of the interrelationship of language, peace, and conflict resolution by drawing on approaches, insights, and practices from interdisciplinary sources. It is organized in three sections, beginning with a discussion of the key concepts in the title and an updated, expanded definition of language. The second section summarizes the implications, for applied peace linguistics, of four communication-based approaches to conflict resolution, selected from the literature in English and Portuguese. In the third section, implications are drawn for the preparation of peaceful language users; examples are given for a mnemonically ...

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