Discourse and Human Rights Violations
First published as a Special Issue of the Journal of Language and Politics 5:1 (2006), this collection of papers focuses, from a number of different disciplinary perspectives, on aspects of language and communication in official processes of dealing with traumatic pasts. It is a text that belongs to the genre of talking about pain, about state violence, about uncovering suppressed truths. Linguists and a number of other social scientists investigate discourses, mostly ones generated during hearings of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), scrutinizing them for how trauma is articulated and sometimes overcome, for how confrontational discourses are publicly managed, for how, after gross human rights violations, reconciliation can be mediated. Language is viewed as an instrument of confronting a traumatic past, of negotiating conflict, and of initiating processes of healing for individuals as well as in communities.
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The debate on truth and reconciliation
Narrative inequality in the TRC hearings
Critical discourse analysis as an analytic tool in considering selected prominent features of TRC testimonies
South African Novelists and the Grand Narrative of Apartheid
Linguistic Bearings and Testimonial Practices
History in the makingThe making of history
The series Benjamins Current Topics
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Alex Boraine amnesty process apartheid Austria authors Blommaert Boraine Cape Town chapter Colin de Souza commissioners communities conﬂict context crimes Critical Discourse Analysis cultural deﬁned deﬁnitions difﬁculties diﬂerent Discourse Sociolinguistics event Excerpt exhibition experiences ﬁeld ﬁlm ﬁnd ﬁrst focus genre Ghent University Gugulethu hidden transcripts Human Rights Violations husband identiﬁed inequality institution interviews Johannesburg justice Krog language linguistic London Lubalo memory narrative Nomonde ofﬁcer ofﬁcial ofthe one’s pain participants particular past perpetrators perspective police political Posel Press questions Reconciliation Commission Reconciliation in South refers Reﬂections reparations shooting shot social society South Africa South African Truth speciﬁc stories strategies structure suffering tell testiﬁed testimonies texts tion told topics topoi TRC hearings TRC literature TRC process Trojan Horse Truth and Reconciliation Truth Commission units University of Cape victims Villa-Vicencio violence war crimes Wehrmacht Wendy Orr Western Cape witnesses Wodak women