In this paper, Drazen Pehar analyses the argumentation made by George Lakoff of the University of California at Berkeley in his seminal paper  on ‘Metaphor and War’, in which he tried to deconstruct the rhetoric U.S. president George Bush used to justify the war in the Gulf.

Source: Knowledge and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (2002)
Author: Drazen Pehar, 2002

Rather than individual documents, Dr Keith Hamilton looks at the process and purpose of compiling collections of documents.

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

Ambassador Stanko Nick takes a practical approach, examining issues such as the choice of language in bilateral and multilateral meetings, the messages conveyed by language choice, difficulties posed by interpretation, and aspects of diplomatic language including nuance, extra-linguistic...

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

Professor Raymond Cohen writes that "when negotiation takes place across languages and cultures the scope for misunderstanding increases.

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

Of central concern in the field of negotiation is the use of ambiguity to find formulations acceptable to all parties. Professor Norman Scott looks at the contrasting roles of ambiguity and precision in conference diplomacy.

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

Edmond Pascual interprets diplomatic communication with the linguistic tools of pragmatics.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Edmond Pascual (Translation from French by Helena Mallia), 2001

Dr Abu Jaber brings a cross-cultural element to the discussion of language and diplomacy, surveying the historical development of diplomatic language particularly in the Arab world.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Kamel S. Abu Jaber, 2001

Dr Francisco Gomes de Matos applies what he calls the "Pedagogy of Positiveness" to diplomatic communication.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Francisco Gomes de Matos, 2001

Professor Paul Sharp discusses negotiation with American mediators. He notes that most literature on negotiation is written to advise Americans and other Westerners about negotiating with foreigners.

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

Ambassador Kishan Rana introduces the dimension of diplomatic signalling.

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

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