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Full Title: 4th International Conference Andalusian Symposia on Slavic Studies (GranaSlavic2014)

      
Short Title: GranaSlavic2014
Location: Granada, Spain
Start Date: 04-Jun-2014 - 06-Jun-2014
Contact: Benamí Barros-García
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.ugr.es/~feslava/granaslavic2014/
Meeting Description: The Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the 4th International Conference 'Andalusian Symposia on Slavic Studies' (GranaSlavic2014), which will be held in June 4-6, 2014 at the University of Granada. This event is organized to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Department Section of Slavic Studies at the University of Granada.

The goal of the conference is to promote both theoretical and applied research in the field of Slavic Studies, and bring together scholars who are interested in the different topics of the conference:

1. Learning and teaching of Slavic languages and cultures
2. Slavic literatures and cultural expressions
3. Media, political discourse and international relations
4. History, culture and world view
5. Linguistic studies
6. Translation to and from Slavic languages

The official conference languages are any Slavic language, Spanish and English.

Plenary Speakers:

Aleksei Shmelev (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Anna Zalizniak (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Andrei Bitov (Writer)
Laura Janda (University of Tromsø)
Carlos Taibo (Autonomous University of Madrid)
Selma Ancira (Translator. Spanish National Translation Award, 2011)

Invited Speakers:

Tore Nesset (University of Tromsø)
Pierre Gonneau (Paris Sorbonne University-CNRS)
Irina Mikaelian (Penn State University)
Yuri Shevchuk (Columbia University)

Plenary debate on 'Verb classifier hypothesis for Russian verbal prefixes': Anna Zalizniak (Russian Academy of Sciences), Irina Mikaelian (Penn State University), Laura Janda (University of Tromsø)

In addition to scheduled sessions, a round table on 'Translation from Slavic Languages into Spanish' is planned during the conference.

Venue: Faculty of Philosophy and Literatures, University of Granada (Spain)

The conference fee includes: Conference materials, abstract publication (Granada University Press), paper publication (Editorial URSS), visit to Alhambra, and closing dinner (optional).
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Translation
Subject Language Family: Slavic Subgroup
LL Issue: 24.5346


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