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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: 'Folk Linguistics': Language from Speakers' Perspective

Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Start Date: 19-Nov-2012 - 21-Nov-2012
Contact: Sonya Oskolskaya
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The conference aims to study the problem of ‘folk linguistics’ from a perspective that, in a Boasian tradition, got the name of linguistic anthropology. The conference is intended to discuss what social and cultural factors shape speakers’ ideas about language, how, through speakers’ language behaviour, these language ideologies, on the one hand, form social and cultural space and, on the other hand, cause changes in language structure.

The organizers of the conference are the Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences and the European University at St. Petersburg.
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 23.1972

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