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Lebende Sprachen

Zeitschrift für interlinguale und interkulturelle Kommunikation

Edited by: Peter A. Schmitt and Hannelore Lee-Jahnke
  • Leading journal for translation studies, translators, terminologists and linguists
  • Internationally recognized publishing medium for scholars in translation studies for more than 50 years
  • Forum for outstanding junior scholars
  • Contributions on issues across languages and on specific languages and cultures
  • Thorough, detailed articles ensure adequate coverage of topics
  • High article quality due to peer review and editing
  • Reaches readers from around the world due to the publication languages English and German
  • Published in print as well as in Reference Global
  • Excellent research resource due to online access to all previous volumes

Since its founding in 1956, Lebende Sprachen [Living Languages] has been the leading German journal for foreign languages in research and practice. It contains articles and reviews on language in general and also covers topics on specific languages and cultures, living languages and the life of language. The spectrum of topics includes interlingual phenomena such as diverse facets of translating and interpreting in theory and practice as well as various aspects of translation studies. Furthermore, the journal focuses on intralingual issues in applied linguistics and e.g. in sociolinguistics such as the change of text type and discourse conventions. Lebende Sprachen is directed at professionals such as translators, interpreters, linguists, philologists, lexicologists, terminologists and students of these fields.

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Lebende Sprachen was first published in 1956 by Langenscheidt Berlin, edited by Alexander Lane and Günther Haensch.

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Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter’s OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland:  https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

Peter A. Schmitt, Leipzig University, Germany
Hannelore Lee-Jahnke, Université de Genève, Switzerland

Editorial Office
Doreen Schoon-Hammermann
Redaktion Lebende Sprachen
Hallesche Straße 13
06406 Bernburg

Editorial Board
Carsten Sinner, Leipzig University, Germany
Ginette Castro, Temuco Catholic University, Chile
Sue Ellen Wright, Kent State University, Ohio, USA
Klaus Schubert, University of Hildesheim, Germany
Ailing Chang, Shanghai International Studies University, China
Gina Abou Fadel Saad, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Nikolai K. Garbovskiy, Lomonosow Moscow State University, Russia

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