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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Gilles  Quentel
Institution: Gdańsk University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.filgq.strony.univ.gda.pl
State and/or Country: Poland   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Breton
Greek, Ancient
Norwegian Nynorsk
French, Old
Selected Publications: - The Translations of H.C. Andersen's Fairy Tales in the European Litterary Scene (RiLune 2006)
- La musicalité dans le processus de traduction de la prose littéraire (Leksem 2005)
- Political Speech & Oratorical Parameters in Translation (to be published - University of Warsaw Institute of East-Slavonic Languages 2005)
- Rythme & Traduction (Synergies 2006)
- Pour une réévaluation du susbtrat celtique du lexique français (to be published - University of Warsaw,2005)
- Celtic Languages in Translation: A General Survey (DUO colloquium Masstrich-Lodz 2005)
- The Translation of a Crucial Political Speech: George W. Bush's State of the Union 2003 (Working Papers - University of Warwick 2005)
- Logopoeia, Melopoeia & Phanopoeia in the Translation Process (Aracne Editrice 2006)
Courses Taught: History & Diachronic Phonology of French
History of the Linguistic Trends
Translation Theory
Academic Paper Abstract: The Translation of a Crucial Political Speech - G.W. Bush' State of the Union Address 2003 in Le Monde
The Translation of H.C Andersen's Fairy Tales in the European Literary Scene

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