"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
The organizing and program committees of the international conference ‘New Territories in Word-formation’ have the pleasure to invite scholars interested in the study of complex words at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, on 30-31 May 2013. The main focus of the conference will be on fostering innovative approaches to the study of word-formation, encompassing theory and methodology as well as new data and applications.