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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: The Road Less Travelled

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Start Date: 26-Oct-2012 - 27-Oct-2012
Contact: Olivia Marasco
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://individual.utoronto.ca/perezleroux/site/roadlesstravelled.html
Meeting Description: Heritage languages are the ancestral languages of speakers immersed in a dominant language environment. This international interdisciplinary conference on heritage languages and heritage language acquisition consists of plenaries and short format presentations treating current research on the following topics: heritage language sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, acquisition, linguistic analysis, and education. Additional events include sessions on students’ language histories, and a conversation with Toronto writers Ricardo Sternberg and Martha Batiz, Poets in exile: The language I write in.

Invited Speakers
Terry Au, University of Hong Kong
Nancy Hornberger, University of Pennsylvania
Naomi Nagy, University of Toronto
Maria Polinsky, Harvard University
Carmen Silva-Corvalán, University of Southern California
Thomas Ricento, University of Calgary
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 23.4045

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