A War of Words: Language and Conflict in the Middle East (Paperback)

Language and Conflict in the Middle East

By Yasir Suleiman, Charles Tripp (Editor), Julia A. Clancy-Smith (Editor)

Cambridge University Press, 9780521546560, 286pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2012



Yasir Suleiman considers national identity in relation to language, the way in which language can be manipulated to signal political, cultural or historical difference. As a language with a long-recorded heritage spoken by the majority of peoples in the Middle East, Arabic is a particularly appropriate language to study and provides a penetrating means of exploring the conflicts of the Middle East.