The Language Barrier in the Cross-Cultural Communication between East and West: A Comparative Analysis

Kulanic, Ahmed (2012) The Language Barrier in the Cross-Cultural Communication between East and West: A Comparative Analysis. In: 2nd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’12), 4-6 May 2012, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

The use of language in international arena and international politics plays a significant role, especially in the world after 9/11 attacks in USA. The spoken words got more important functions by the process of globalization, and spread of mass-media communication. The aim of this paper is to examine the key terms and concepts in the communication between East and West with focus on the (mis)understanding of the terms such as: jihad darul-islam/harb/sulh, crusades, democracy, and human rights in a post 9/11 world. The paper presents the historical overview and evolution of these terms in Islamic as well in western societies. Thus, this paper offers the interpretation of the words jihad darul-islam/harb/sulh, crusades, democracy, and human rights through the Islamic prism of understanding and cultural experience but also through the prism of understanding and experience of the societies in the West. Furthermore, this paper analyzes the denotations and connotations of these particular words and their significance in international political communication.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: jihad darul-islam/harb/sulh, crusades, democracy, and human rights, connotations, denotations, international politics.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2012 14:28
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2012 14:28
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/823

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