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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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Full Title: Modern Language Association: Topics in Germanic Linguistics and Philology

      
Short Title: MLA
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Start Date: 03-Jan-2013 - 06-Jan-2013
Contact: Ilona Vandergriff
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.mla.org
Meeting Description: The 128th MLA Annual Convention will take place in Boston from 3 to 6 January 2013. Over 2,000 members give papers and readings each year at the convention. Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities. For over a hundred years, members have worked to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
Subject Language Family: Germanic
LL Issue: 23.1039


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