Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Langues et discours en situation de guerre : une approche sociolinguistique et pragmatique

Abstract : This article on the basis of a double sociolinguistic and pragmatic approach examines the way in which war marks the destiny of languages. The example chosen for this study is the Kurdish language. Kurdish is an Indo-European language spoken by a population distributed in Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey and affected by a conflictual situation from the First World War to the present day. The consequences of the war are manifested on the evolution of the language on several levels: a fragmentation in its linguistic structures as well as in its writing systems, a geographical and political dispersion of its speakers and a decline of its intergenerational transmission. The study also shows how language can be a weapon of war, especially in terms of naming the Kurdish alterity in discourse and the argumentation of war.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [24 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Salih Akin Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 9:37:04 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 10:38:07 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Friday, January 18, 2019 - 4:11:11 PM


Langues et discours en situati...
Publisher files allowed on an open archive



Salih Akin. Langues et discours en situation de guerre : une approche sociolinguistique et pragmatique. Lengas : revue de sociolinguistique, Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2016, ⟨10.4000/lengas.1177⟩. ⟨hal-01898017⟩



Les métriques sont temporairement indisponibles