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Critical Conditions

THE A TO Z OF CONFLICT

By Abdul Halik Azeez, Muhanned Cader, Arjuna Gunarathne, Nina Mangalanayagam,

Nillanthan, Anomaa Rajakaruna, T. Shanaathanan, Anushiya Sundaralingam,

Chandraguptha Thenuwara, and Kamala Vasuki

Commissioned and published by Raking Leaves, Colombo, 2019

Discoveries and paradigmatic shifts call forth new terminology for describing what was previously never, or differently, conceived—changes assiduously preserved in lexica, from ancient Sumerian-Akkadian cuneiform tablets to today’s Dictionary.com.

The role of language in indexing social, political, and conceptual realities is the basis of Sri Lankan nonprofit Raking Leaves’ The A to Z of Conflict

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