In his paper, Robert Alston travels through time to rekindle an important highlight – as well as a personal highlight – in the history of knowledge management.

Source: Knowledge and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (2002)
Author: Robin Alston, 2002

In his paper, Alex Sceberras Trigona stresses the importance of the diplomatic document as a primary source of diplomatic knowledge, in the light of the distinction between ‘information’ (can be recorded) and knowledge (not easily recorded), the flow of knowledge as information.

Source: Knowledge and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (2002)
Author: Alex Sceberras Trigona, 2002

Drazen Pehar looks specifically at the use of ambiguities in peace agreements. Pehar explains why ambiguities are so often used and why diplomats and others involved in international relations may think it best to eliminate ambiguities from peace agreements altogether.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Drazen Pehar, 2001

In the preface below, Jovan Kurbalija and Hannah Slavik introduce the chapters in the book, and extract the general themes covered by the various authors.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Jovan Kurbalija, Hannah Slavik, 2001

Ivan Callus and Ruben Borg apply a very different set of tools to the analysis of diplomatic discourse. Their paper applies the discourse of deconstruction, a form of literary criticism, to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Ivan Callus, Ruben Borg, 2001

Dr Donald Sola asks whether software innovation can make a contribution to the needs of those learning the world "languages of wider communication".

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Donald Sola, 2001

Drazen Pehar writes about historical rhetoric; specifically the historical analogies used by diplomats and politicians to strengthen their arguments and convince others of their views.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Drazen Pehar, 2001

Professor Dietrich Kappeler provides an overview of the various types of formal written documents used in diplomacy, pointing out where the practices surrounding these documents have changed in recent years.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Dietrich Kappeler, 2001

The first paper, presented by Prof. Peter Serracino-Inglott as the keynote address at the 2001 conference, examines the serious issue of diplomatic communication in a playful manner, through one of the most paradigmatic and creative examples of language use: joking.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Peter Serracino-Inglott, 2001

In his examination of the languages used by the Knights of St John in Rhodes and Malta during the 14th to 16th centuries, Professor Joseph Brincat applies the methodology of historical linguistics.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Joseph M. Brincat, 2001

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