The Antifascist Tower of Babel: Language Barriers in Civil-War Spain

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The International Brigades were a hybrid bunch: multi-ethnic, multi-national—
and multi-lingual: not everybody spoke everybody’s language. This posed serious
organizational challenges for the Republican war effort.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-9
Number of pages2
JournalThe Volunteer
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019


  • Language contact
  • Language and intergroup relations
  • Language policy
  • War
  • Transnational soldiers
  • Transnationalism

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