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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: Founders' Emergent Scholars Award 2013

Author: Elizabeth Miller

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: This award is intended to promote critical language scholarship and to recognize and advance the academic work of emergent scholars who have completed their doctoral dissertations within the past three years.

It honors the efforts of the founding members of the International Society for Language Studies (ISLS) who established the first international society dedicated to critical scholarship in language studies (www.isls.co). The award is granted once a year.

The award includes an opportunity for awardees to publish an article in the society’s journal, Critical Inquiry in Language Studies (CILS), or in their Readings in Language Studies book series. Awardees will be recognized at the society’s biennual conference and will receive travel stipends to cover a portion of their travel expenses.

Applicants must be members of ISLS at the time they submit their application.

The application for the Founders’ Emergent Scholars Award is due November 30, 2012.

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