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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.
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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⟩

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