"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
This will be the second conference on language and gender relations organized by the Department of Philology of Silesian School of Economics and Languages in Katowice. The main objective of the conference is a reflection on the socio-cultural concept of gender identity, and its final effect will be a publication that combines knowledge about gender in terms of humanities. The organizers therefore invite representatives from various fields of the humanities (philology, philosophy, art, cultural studies, religious studies, sociology, psychology and related fields), in order to study gender from a broad interdisciplinary perspective.
Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics