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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: New Sounds 2013

Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Start Date: 17-May-2013 - 19-May-2013
Contact: Rhonda Chung (Coordinator), Walcir Cardoso, Pavel Trofimovich (Co-Chairs)
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Meeting URL: http://doe.concordia.ca/newsounds2013/
Meeting Description: The 7th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech (New Sounds 2013) will take place on May 17-19, 2013, at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

New Sounds gathers researchers from all over the world to discuss issues related to the teaching and learning of second/foreign language (L2) phonetics, phonology, and pronunciation. The conference will cover a variety of themes related to the acquisition of L2 phonetics, phonology, and pronunciation including:

- Speech perception and production
- Theories of L2 phonological learning
- Phonetics and phonology in SLA
- Acquisition of L2 phonology and phonotactics
- Multilingualism and the acquisition of post-L2 phonology
- The application of new technologies to pronunciation teaching and learning
- Sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic aspects of L2 phonological learning

Keynote Speakers:

1. John Archibald - University of Victoria, Canada
2. Debra Hardison - Michigan State University, USA
3. Murray Munro - Simon Fraser University, Canada
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology
LL Issue: 23.4230

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