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Special Issue for the Journal of World Languages

"East and West Encounters: Translation across Time"


Guest-editors
Alexandra Assis Rosa (University of Lisbon and University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies)
Huang Guowen (Sun Yat-sen University)

This special issue welcomes contributions addressing topics related (though not circumscribed) to translation history, historiography and metahistoriography. Centred on translation broadly understood as an intentional phenomenon of human and mostly intercultural communication, this issue aims to focus on the role played by translation in Eastern and Western cultural practices and encounters through time as well as on the role of history to understand both translation and translation studies. By aiming to bring together Eastern and Western views on a selection of translation history matters, including both inter- and intralingual, oral (interpreting) and written translation, as well as phenomena such as pseudotranslation, retranslation or indirect translation, a.o., this special issue aims to contribute to the understanding of why, how and for which purposes translation history matters.

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The 2nd Symposium for Journal of World Languages

The second symposium for the Journal of World Languages (JWL), with this year's theme "World Languages: Studies in form and function" will be held at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou (SYU), People's Republic of China, 10-11 November 2014.

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