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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: Acquisition Methodology Workshop (EMLAR II)

Author: Sharon Unsworth

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition


After the success of EMLAR I, the Netherlands Graduate School of
Linguistics (LOT) will hold its second 2-day workshop on the issue of
Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research. EMLAR II is for PhD
and advanced MA-students (other researchers are in principle welcome as
well) with lectures and smaller interactive sessions on the different
methodologies used in language acquisition research. This year’s program
consists of a series of nine lectures, each on a different method, and six
smaller hands-on sessions. In addition, all tutors, who are experienced
researchers, will make themselves available for individual consultations.
To view the program, please visit:


EMLAR II will be held November 16th and 17th 2005 at Utrecht University,
The Netherlands. The workshop is free for members of LOT. The fee for
participants from institutes and universities that are not part of LOT is €
50. This includes access to the entire program, beverages and a reception.
Registration is NOW OPEN and wiill continue until October 2005. Please note
that there will be a limited number of places for the smaller sessions.
These will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

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