[artinfo] CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: LANGUAGE
katarzyna.pabijanek at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 11:37:06 CET 2009
Call for contributions: ***LANGUAGE***
PLOTKI - the Central and Eastern European magazine is looking for
rumours about LANGUAGE to be published in the upcoming edition of its
on-line magazine www.plotki.net - we welcome your original text,
visual and multimedia contributions.
LANGUAGE ISSUE CALL-OUT
"Language may be for communication, but it's also for revelry"
Calling all language buffs, all non-language buffs, all buff language
buffs and all non-buff language buffs......
to contribute to the online roumors of PLOTKI April issue ~ Language
DEADLINE: March 20
Seeking text as well as graphic and other media-based submissions
revolving around the theme of language.
Are Eastern European languages more difficult to learn than Western
European languages or is it just a matter of perspective?
Are Eastern European languages sexier?
Is there a common thread? (Pan-slavs might wish to show some restraint)
If English is less widely spoken in Eastern Europe, how does it affect
the experience of travel throughout the region?
How does communication through language differ in Eastern Europe from
that of other cultures? Is more expressed or less expressed through
the same number of words used in, say, Belorussian, than in Dutch?
Language and cultural preeminence: Am I the only one who is bothered
that Polish, Czech, etc are usually listed only after German and
French on consumer packaging? Or that Austrian trains travelling to
Hungary list notices in English, French and Spanish, but not Magyar?
Any other articles focusing on the history, culture, philosophy,
psychology or literature of languages around the block (minority
languages too! Think Yiddish, Esperanto, etc.) will be very welcome
for this issue.
A special award will go to anyone who can use 10 Eastern European
languages in one single poem or prose submission!
Articles and abstracts are possibly very welcome in your own language
as well. Please get in touch.
Thank you and please pass this on to potential submissive submitters
please write to: language_issue at plotki.net
Justin Hyatt and Katarzyna Pabijanek
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PLOTKI is a project from around the bloc
PLOTKI encourages rumour hunting across Central and Eastern Europe
PLOTKI is interested in original reports, interviews, stories,
research, that cannot be found in other media
And PLOTKI brings together writers, photographers and graphic artists
from Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe.
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