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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: Languages Abroad, Workshop on heritage languages
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Start Date: 24-Oct-2012 - 25-Oct-2012
Contact: Christiane Andersen
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Languages abroad, a workshop on heritage languages, will be held at the University of Gothenburg on October 24-25, lunch to lunch. The speakers are:

Hans Boas - on Texas German
Janne Bondi Johannessen & Signe Laake - on Norwegian in America
Catrin Norrby & Gisela Håkansson - on Swedish in Spain
Christiane Andersen - on German in Russia
Maia Andréasson, Ida Larsson, Benjamin Lyngfelt, Jenny Nilsson & Sofia Tingsell - on Swedish in America
Csilla Wilhelm Szabó - on German in Romania and Hungary
Hyeon-Sok Park - on Code Switching between Swedish and Korean
Marie Rydenvald - on Swedish Third Culture Kids in Europe

The location of the workshop is the Humanisten campus, Renströmsgatan 6 in Gothenburg, H building. There is no participation fee, but please send an email to christiane.andersen@sprak.gu.se and tell us that you're coming.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.3326

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