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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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FYI: Hogg Prize Submission Dealine: 31 March 2012

Author: Stefan Dollinger

Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable

FYI Body: The International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE) has been
awarding a young researchers' award, the Richard M. Hogg Prize,
annually since 2008. The prize goes to the best paper on the English
language by a researcher who has not yet received his or her Ph.D. or
who is within two years' of having received the doctorate. Submitting
researchers must be members of ISLE. ISLE membership is free for
students (and generally affordable, e.g. postdoc Eur 7.50/year).

The winner will receive a cash prize of £500 and their essay will be
published on the ISLE website.

The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2012.

For more information on the prize, including length requirements, style
sheet and previous winning papers, see

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