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FYI: Papers in Translation Studies Deadline Extended

Author: Sattar Izwaini

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics

FYI Body: Call for Papers
Deadline extended: 1 February 2013

Papers in Translation Studies

Edited by Sattar Izwaini and Anna Bączkowska
Unpublished, high quality contributions (in English) are invited to appear in the volume Papers in Translation Studies to be published in Cambridge Scholars Series “Studies in Language and Translation”, edited by Anna Bączkowska and Sattar Izwaini.

Advisory Board
Basil Hatim, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Cornelia Zelinsky-Wibbelt, Universität Hannover, Germany
Gabriela Saldanha, University of Birmingham, UK

Research areas include, but not limited to:
1. Theoretical reflections on translation
2. Translation in a globalized world (media, communication, culture and conflict)
3. Corpus-based translation studies
4. Machine translation & localization
5. Interpreting studies
6. Translation & minority languages
7. Translation, language contact & planning

Abstracts (300-500 words) providing full description of the research, data, methodology and findings (where applicable) as well as bios (ca. 100 words) are to be sent to both Sattar Izwaini and Anna Bączkowska

Important dates:
1. Submission of abstracts and bios:1 February 2013
2. Notification of acceptance: 1 March 2013
3. Full paper submission: 1 September 2013
4. Notification of paper acceptance: 1 November 2013
5. Final submission: 1 January 2014
6. Publishing: 1 March 2014

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