English is used in diplomatic contexts worldwide, including in situations where none of the interlocutors are native-speakers. This ground-breaking volume brings together the perspectives of researchers and practitioners to discuss the needs of those using and learning English for Diplomatic Purposes. Chapter authors use concepts from sociolinguistics, World Englishes, Peace Linguistics and English as a Lingua Franca. Combined with this theoretical background is a pragmatic understanding of the work of diplomacy and the realities of communication, as well as exercises designed to help students, teachers and practicing diplomats reflect on, and develop, their language use. This book represents an important first step in the opening-up of English for Diplomatic Purposes as a distinct field of study and learning, and as such will be required reading for those working and studying in this area.
Patricia Friedrich is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition/Linguistics at Arizona State University, USA. Her research focuses on World Englishes, Peace Linguistics, Cross-Cultural Communication, and on applying linguistics to different realms of life. She is the author of over 25 articles and chapters in academic journals and publications, and she has written/edited several books including Nonkilling Linguistics: Practical Applications (Center for Global Nonkilling, 2012).
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Patricia Friedrich and Francisco Gomes de Matos: Toward a Nonkilling Linguistics 2. Noriko Ishihara: Softening or Intensifying Your Language in Oppositional Talk: Disagreeing Agreeably or Defiantly 3. Josette LeBlanc: Compassionate English Communication for Diplomatic Purposes 4. Andy Kirkpatrick, Sophiaan Subhan and Ian Walkinshaw: English as a Lingua Franca in East and Southeast Asia: Implications for Diplomatic and Intercultural Communication 5. Patricia Friedrich: World Englishes and Peace Linguistics: Their Contribution to English for Diplomatic Purposes 6. Danton Ford and Paul Kim: Negotiation in English 7. Biljana Scott: Force and Grace 8. Francisco Gomes de Matos: Pedagogy of Positiveness Applied To English for Diplomatic Purposes 9. Patricia Friedrich: Conclusion Contributor Biographies