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Studies in Contrastive Grammar
E-ISSN: 2344-4193
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Volume no 21/2014

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Studii de gramatica contrastiva (Studies in Contrastive Grammar) is a biannual open-access journal for specialists in linguistics, history of language, and other related fields. The main focus of the journal is comparative and contrastive study from a wide range of perspectives: general linguistics, applied linguistics, semantics, translation studies. The main objectives of the journal are to promote interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity and to encourage innovative thinking and intercultural exchange.

The journal is indexed in international data bases (Index Copernicus, EBSCO, DOAJ) and accredited by the Romanian Research Council (C category for 2012-2016).

Sections: Contrastive grammar, Translation studies

Papers may be written in English, French, Italian, German, Russian and Spanish. They are to be accompanied by an abstract and 3-5 key words in two languages and by a short presentation of the author.

Papers are to be sent by April 30th, 2014 (full article in Word and PDF format) to studiidegramaticacontrastiva@yahoo.com or ec_ilinca@yahoo.com.

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