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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: Interlanguage: 40 Years Later
Location: New York, NY, USA
Start Date: 05-Oct-2012 - 07-Oct-2012
Contact: Timothy Hall
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.tc.edu/tccrisls
Meeting Description: A historic symposium celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Interlanguage Hypothesis, a foundational construct in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Paper presentations will be given by invited speakers (see below) and a concluding speech by Dr. Larry Selinker.

Speakers include:

Elaine Tarone
Terence Odlin
ZhaoHong Han
Silvina Montrul
Lourdes Ortega
Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig
Susan Gass & Charlene Polio
Bill VanPatten
Diane Larsen-Freeman
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 23.3027

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