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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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Linguistics Applied

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2012

Call Information:
As an International Journal of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Linguistics
Applied is committed to pursuing issues pertaining to linguistics and applied
linguistics broadly defined. The next volume (7) will be devoted to audiovisual
translation. An increasing number of contributions have appeared in recent
years on the subject, typically focusing on dubbing and subtitling but usually
not granting due space to other modalities. This volume is meant to offer a
fresh and comprehensive picture of AVT.

Thus, besides contributions on the most common forms of AVT, we welcome
papers focusing on the least studied modalities. Scholars are therefore
invited to submit papers that explore the following topics:

Voice-over
Narration
Commentary
Audio description
AVT in English-speaking countries
Dubbing into English
Dubbing
Subtitling - for the deaf
Subtitling - standard
Subtitling - real time
Surtitling
Funsubbing
Respeaking

The papers pertaining to the areas mentioned above should be submitted in
MS-Word via e-mail to the Editors at their contact addresses given below not
later than November 30th. Papers should not exceed 6000 words and should
be preceded by an abstract of 150 words. The language of the volume will be
English.

All papers are internationally refereed. Papers undergo a double-blind peer
review process.

All papers submitted to Linguistics Applied should be original. The editors will
select contributions for the special issue on the basis of the extended
abstracts of 500-1000 words submitted and notify authors of acceptance or
otherwise at the beginning of September 2012. The date of publication of this
issue would be 2014.

Submission deadlines:

Extended abstract for selection should be sent to the editors by June 30th.

On the basis of abstract evaluation authors will be notified of acceptance of
their proposal at the beginning of September.

By November 30th authors have to send their final contribution to both
editors.


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