Language in uniform: Language analysis and training for defence and policing purposes

Helen de Silva, Elizabeth Thomson

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    Language education and training are an important part of life for some men and women in uniform. Around the globe, police and military personnel are faced with language challenges in their domestic security duties, including interaction with overseas tourists and community members who speak any number of languages. They are also often called upon to manage international roles that require an understanding of languages other than their own, including participating in international policing initiatives and military deployments. Language in Uniform: Language Analysis and Training for Defence and Policing Purposes brings together a collection of papers that reflect the diverse work being done in the often overlooked LSP fields of defence, security and policing. As language learning is increasingly becoming an integral part of life in uniform, this volume extends the theoretical and practical understanding of LSP and acknowledges the ground-breaking work that has been, and continues to be, done with this approach in language teaching and assessment for defence, security and law enforcement purposes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
    Number of pages263
    ISBN (Print)9781443870559
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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