Discourse and Human Rights Violations (Benjamins Current by Christine Anthonissen, Jan Blommaert PDF

By Christine Anthonissen, Jan Blommaert

ISBN-10: 9027222355

ISBN-13: 9789027222350

ISBN-10: 9027292736

ISBN-13: 9789027292735

First released as a different factor of the Journal of Language and Politics 5:1 (2006), this number of papers focuses, from a couple of various disciplinary views, on points of language and verbal exchange in legitimate methods of facing anxious pasts. it's a textual content that belongs to the style of conversing approximately discomfort, approximately country violence, approximately uncovering suppressed truths. Linguists and several social scientists examine discourses, commonly ones generated in the course of hearings of the South African fact and Reconciliation fee (TRC), scrutinizing them for the way trauma is articulated and infrequently triumph over, for the way confrontational discourses are publicly controlled, for a way, after gross human rights violations, reconciliation could be mediated. Language is seen as an software of confronting a tense earlier, of negotiating clash, and of beginning techniques of therapeutic for people in addition to in groups.

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The TRC claimed that these witnesses were ordinary people, but this has not really been verified through actual research. During the hearings, the victims were often asked about their expectations. They then talked about their motivations to appear before the TRC and expressed a request about what they wanted the TRC to do for them in the future. Virtually no other information is available. It would be interesting to investigate the motivations and expectations of the witnesses outside the context of the hearings.

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