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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: AEAL 2013 Bilbao 7th International Conference on Language Acquisition

Short Title: AEAL2013
Location: Bilbao, Spain
Start Date: 04-Sep-2013 - 06-Sep-2013
Contact: Patricia Briñas
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.aealbilbao.com/
Meeting Description: The Association for the Study of Language Acquisition AEAL (Asociación para el Estudio de la Adquisición del Lenguaje) is oriented to the study of the acquisition and learning of Spanish, Catalan, Galician and Basque languages by children and adolescents. Its triennial conference is a great occasion for meeting experts in language acquisition working in a varied set of areas such as grammar, lexicon, discourse, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics, language didactics and pedagogy.

This conference will deal with issues concerning oral and written language comprehension, production and processing in the following areas:

Phonetic and phonological development
Lexical-semantic development
Morphosyntactic development
Discourse and pragmatic development
Atypical language development
Didactic intervention and language development
Sign languages development

VII AEAL Conference will focus its attention on language research dealing with the bilingual and multilingual and acquisition of any of the four languages of reference and other languages in contact with any of them as well, especially on studies involving a minorized language.

AEAL 2013 is organized by HIJE (Language Acquisition and Use) UPV/EHU research group with the help of UNESCO Chair of World Language Heritage (http://www.unesco-hizkuntza-katedra.ehu.es).
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition
Subject Language: Basque; Catalan-Valencian-Balear; Galician; Spanish
LL Issue: 23.2482

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