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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: Global Advances in Business Communications 5th Annual Tricontinental Conference

Short Title: GABC2013
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Start Date: 29-May-2013 - 31-May-2013
Contact: University of Antwerp
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.ua.ac.be/GABC2013
Meeting Description: GABC is an initiative supported by three partner universities: Eastern Michigan University, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and the University of Antwerp. The GABC Conference brings together academics and practitioners interested in communicative practices in business and organizational settings.

The fifth tricontinental GABC conference will take place at the University of Antwerp, Belgium from 29-31 May 2013. For more information please consult the conference website:


Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Marinel Gerritsen (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Prof. Leena Louhiala-Salminen (Aalto University, Helsinki)
Prof. Paul Matthyssens (University of Antwerp)
Dr Thierry Fontenelle (Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union)


The conference will be open for registration from 15 February 2013. Early bird (until 15 April) = 205 Euros; thereafter = 245 Euros.
Linguistic Subfield: Sociolinguistics; Discourse Analysis
LL Issue: 23.5115

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