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Title: L'hypothèse Sapir-Whorf et la conceptualisation de la paix en utilisant des adjectifs
Authors: Umoh, Ubong
Udoh, Idara
Keywords: adjectius de la pau
hipòtesi de Sapir-Whorf
adjetivos para la paz
hipótesis de Sapir-Whorf
adjectifs pour la paix
hypothèse de Sapir-Whorf
Issue Date: 13-Dec-2011
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Type: Article
Citation: Umoh, Ubong; Udoh, Idara (2011). "L'hypothèse Sapir-Whorf et la conceptualisation de la paix en utilisant des adjectifs". Journal of conflictology, 2011, Vol. 2, num 2
Abstract: The importance of peace to human civilisation has raised peace to a somewhat universally essential condition. Since peace means different things to different people, there is a void in the debate on the conceptualisation of peace. Galtung (1969, 1990) views peace as being either negative or positive and Richmond (2007) adopts a liberal standpoint, arguing that the concept of peace itself is ontologically unstable and essentially contested. The issue of conceptualisation has been met with much hesitation on the part of the research community. Explanations giving reasons for the increasing use of adjectives to qualify peace are lacking in previous research. This article contributes to filling this gap in the peace research literature by attempting to use linguistic theory to provide reasons why there are many variations in the usage of the peace concept constructed mostly through the help and use of adjectives. It is argued that the idea behind the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis can assist our understanding of the reasons for this growing use of adjectives in the context of present day globalisation of the peace concept.
Description: Peer reviewed
Language: eng
Appears in Collections:2011, vol. 2, n. 2

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