On the DIGNIprominence of Applied Peace Linguistics
POETRY FORMAT, 10 Dec 2018
Among the branches of Applied Linguistics, Peace Linguistics stands out
because much deeper goals a peace linguist locally and globally carries out
Peace Linguistics appliers help bring about communicative harmony
as if language users were together listening to a peaceful symphony
Humanizingly, those communicative dignifiers also excel
when advocating that communicative reciprocity be implemented well
Almost transcendentally, a peace linguist´s work stands apart:
It is the outcome of both a very broad mind and a very kind heart
By integrating Nonviolence, Nonkilling and Peace to purify all forms of human communication,
applied peace linguists will be paving the way to a new, DIGNIprominent type of Civilization
Francisco Gomes de Matos, Ph.D. is an applied peace linguist from Recife, Brazil. He has degrees in Languages, Law, and Linguistics. He is Professor Emeritus at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco where he is active in the Dom Hélder Camara Human Rights Commission. He is one of the pioneers in Linguistic Rights (author of 1984 Plea for a Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights) and in the emerging area of Peace Linguistics. Currently he is President of the Board, ABA Global Education (www.abaweb.org). He can be reached at email@example.com.
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