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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: Illinois Linguistic and Language Society

Short Title: ILLS
Location: Urbana Champaign, IL, USA
Start Date: 05-Apr-2013 - 07-Apr-2013
Contact: Lydia Medill
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://ills.linguistics.illinois.edu/current/index.html
Meeting Description: The 5th annual meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society will be held April 5-7, 2013 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ILLS is a graduate student conference open to all subfields of linguistics. In addition to the general conference and a Saturday poster session, this year's meeting will include a special session Saturday, April 6 on the topic of ‘Minority languages'.

Invited Speakers:

Zsuzsanna Fagyal (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Carrie Gillon (Arizona State University)
Michael Kenstowicz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
John Rickford (Stanford University)
Ryan Shosted (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.1430

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