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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: 2012 South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention

      
Short Title: SAMLA
Location: Durham, NC, USA
Start Date: 09-Nov-2012 - 11-Nov-2012
Contact: Peggy Lindsey
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://samla.gsu.edu/convention/convention.htm
Meeting Description: 2012 South Atlantic MLA Convention
November 9-11, 2012
Durham, North Carolina

Special Focus:

Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile

Featuring:

Dr. Leonard Barkan, Princeton University, Critical Plenary Speaker
Dr. Gustavo Perez-Firmat, Columbia University, Creative Plenary Speaker
Karenne Wood, University of Virginia, Featured Speaker
Linguistic Subfield: Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 23.2283


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