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Studii de Gramatica Contrastiva

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2014

Call Information:
Studii de Gramaticã Contrastivã
Studies in Contrastive Grammar
E-ISSN: 2344-4193
ISSN-L: 1584-143X

Volume no 21/2014

Call for papers

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 or

Our scientific and peer-review committees will read the papers with full interest. The editorial team will contact the authors in June 2014.

Guidelines for manuscript submission and instructions for authors are available at: