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The Social Origins of Language

By Daniel Dor

Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


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Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

By Thomas Hoffmann

This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'


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MTM. Minor Translating Major - Major Translating Minor - Minor Translating Minor

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2013

Call Information:
MTM will publish a special issue on Translation in an Age of Austerity in January 2014 (issue n°5) and is inviting contributions on any aspect of the area. Suggested topics might relate to but are not limited to:

-Sociocultural aspects of translation.
-The professional status of translators and 'amateur' translation
-Machine translation with post-editing
-Agents of power and power relations in translation.
-Globalization, colonization and cannibalization.
-Terminological aspects of austerity, i.e. neologisms, loans and calques
-New trends such as crowdsourcing and activism and their effects on the translation profession.
-The impact of austerity on language policy and multilingualism, i.e. in the EU.
-Pedagogical implications of austerity.

We welcome contributions of full length papers (between 4k-5k words not including endnotes and references), as well as book reviews (500-800 words).

-All contributions will be peer-reviewed.
-Contributions are welcome in one of the following languages: English, German and French.
-All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of about 200 words in English.
-Please send contributions to guest editors Margaret Rogers at m.rogers@surrey.ac.uk or Vilelmini Sosoni at sossoni@dflti.gr with the Subject line MTM Issue 5 by July 31st 2013.


The MTM style sheet can be downloaded from http://www.mtmjournal.gr/default.asp?catid=435

The deadline for this call is July 31, 2013.


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