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Full Title: 34 Colloque International de Linguistique Fonctionnelle

Short Title: SILF 34
Location: Oaxaca, OAX, Mexico
Start Date: 26-Oct-2012 - 31-Oct-2012
Contact: Janet Chávez Santiago
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.silf-la-linguistique.org/preparation.htm
Meeting Description: The International Society of Functional Linguistics (SILF, Société Internationale de Linguistique Fonctionnelle) will hold the 34th International Colloquium of Functional Linguistics in Oaxaca, Mexico, October 26-31, 2012. The newly opened Centro Académico y Cultural San Pablo will be the host of the event.

The three major themes of the SILF 34 are:

1. Education and Language Politics in Latin America and the World
2. Nominal Classifiers in Mesoamerican and Other Languages
3. Functionalisms Today
Linguistic Subfield: Linguistic Theories
LL Issue: 23.964

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