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On the Verge Between Language and Translation


Edited By Marcin Walczynski, Piotr Czajka and Michał Szawerna

This book explores a range of topics situated in the overlapping areas of theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics and translation studies. The first part of the book comprises five original contributions on topics ranging from general linguistics to applied linguistics while the second part comprises eleven original contributions exploring selected aspects of theoretical, descriptive and applied translation studies.

This book also initiates the publishing activity of the Department of Translation Studies, established at the Institute of English Studies, University of Wrocław, Poland.

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Monika Kavalir teaches Modern English Language at the Department of English and American Studies, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her main interests lie in the fields of Systemic Functional Grammar, contrastive analysis of English and Slovenian, intercultural communication, and linguistic approaches to the study of literature.

Małgorzata Kowalczyk is a sociolinguist and lexicographer specializing in lexical variation, documentation and description. She has conducted research at such academic centers as the University of Florida, the University of Arizona, the City University of New York, and as Visiting Professor, at the University of California at Berkeley. Currently, she teaches English linguistics at the Pomeranian Academy in Słupsk. Her book publications include: The Dictionary of City Names in American Slang (2011), Black Lexicon (2012), Americanisms (2013), Bazinga! A Dictionary of Colloquial English Interjections (2014) and The Dictionary of Spanish Loanwords in American Slang (2015)

Anna Kuzio is an assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Zielona Góra. She has published internationally in linguistic journals, including the International Journal of Languages and Literatures and Rocznik kognitywistyczny, as well as in various books. Her research interests are focused primarily on pragmatic, cognitive and sociolinguistic mechanisms of deception and manipulation in language, as well as on the processes of social influence and the rhetoric of advertising, social media and political discourse.

Tomasz Twaróg is an English teacher who graduated from The Philological School of Higher Education in Wroclaw. His current research...

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