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Call for papers for the Varia section of the journal Studii de lingvistică vol. 4/2014, thematic issue on the topic "Ecritures et genres numériques"
Coordination: Aleksandra Nowakowska and François Pérea
The journal Studii de lingvistică is the linguistics journal of the Faculty of Letters in Oradea, Romania. It is an annual publication which comes out in the last trimester of each year and includes articles and reviews from all the fields of linguistics, in thematic issues or varia. Issues 1/2011, 2/2012 and 3/2013 are available at http://studiidelingvistica.uoradea.ro.
Submissions should contain the following information: - the author's name and affiliation, - the title of the article and an abstract of about 150 words.
Languages: Romance and Germanic languages Reviews are welcome as well.
Important Dates Abstract submission: April 20, 2014 Article submission: June 30, 2014 Decision of the Scientific Committee: August 31, 2014 Submission of the final form of the article: September 30, 2014 Publication: December, 2014
Submission Each submission will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of our international Scientific Committee. Papers (in English or French) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org Guidelines for paper submission and notes for contributors are available at http://studiidelingvistica.uoradea.ro
For the Editorial Board, Daciana Vlad Editor in chief