Language and Power. the Implications of Language for Peace and Development

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Language is a tool used to express thoughts, to hide thoughts or to hide lack of thoughts. It is often a means of domination. The question is who has the power to define the world around us. This book demonstrates how language is being manipulated to form the minds of listeners or readers. Innocent words may be used to conceal a reality which people would have reacted to had the phenomena been described in a straightforward manner. The nice and innocent concept "cost sharing," which leads our thoughts to communal sharing ...

Language and Power. the Implications of Language for Peace and Development 2009, Mkuki na Nyota Publishers

ISBN-13: 9789987080328

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