The Language of Asylum: Refugees and Discourse

Steve Kirkwood, Simon Goodman, Chris McVittie, Andy McKinlay

Research output: Book/ReportBook


The early part of the 21st century has been marked by widespread social upheaval and geographical displacement of people. This book examines how refugees, asylum-seekers, locals and professional refugee workers make sense of asylum and refuge in the context of current UK asylum policies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages216
ISBN (Electronic)9781137461162
ISBN (Print)9781137461155, 9781349576135
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • language and lingusitics
  • sociolinguistics
  • sociology
  • migration
  • asylum and refugees
  • psychology
  • social psychology


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  • Discursive psychological research on refugees

    Kirkwood, S. & Goodman, S., 30 Nov 2018, Discourse, Peace, and Conflict: Discursive Psychology Perspectives. Gibson, S. (ed.). 1 ed. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 169-185 (Peace Psychology Book Series).

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    Open Access

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