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INTRODUCTION: VIEWS OF COMMUNICATION As one of the key-concepts in human linguistic life, "communication" has prompted several definitions for linguists, for example, that term can broadly refer to every kind of mutual transmission of information ...


Part of Language and Diplomacy (2001): Dr Francisco Gomes de Matos applies what he calls the "Pedagogy of Positiveness" to diplomatic communication. He proposes a checklist of tips for diplomats to make their communication more positive, emphasising respect and understanding of the other side, and keeping in mind the ultimate goal of avoiding conflict. Gomes de Matos finishes with a number of pleas, including one for the adoption of the study of human linguistic rights and the pedagogy of positiveness into the education of diplomats.

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

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