What makes one set of words more convincing than another, and how can language best be put to work in the service of diplomacy and international relations?
This course promotes language awareness as a means of improving the skills of opinion shapers. Close attention is paid to case studies of treaties, presidential speeches, public announcements, government advertising and media materials in order to link theoretical discussion to practical examples. Since effective communication has much to do with reading intentions and contexts correctly, insights are provided into relevant cultural, social and psychological variables.
|Open for applications:||Yes|
|Application deadline:||Certificate: 2 September 2019; Credit Course: 5 August 2019|
|Start date:||7 October 2019|
|Fees:||Certificate: €690; Credit: €850; Scholarships available|
|Course code:||IRL 5004|
|Mode(s) of study:||Certificate - Credit - Master/PGD|
Dr Biljana Scott was trained as a linguist (BA in Chinese, M.Phil and D.Phil in Linguistics, University of Oxford). She is a Senior Lecturer in Language and Diplomacy at DiploFoundation and an associate of the Chinese Institute at Oxford U...