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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: Local and International Perspectives on the Historical Sociolinguistics of Dutch
Location: Gent, Belgium
Start Date: 07-Dec-2012 - 07-Dec-2012
Contact: Gunther De Vogelaer
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Over the past few years, a growing body of work has emerged dealing with the sociolinguistic history of Dutch. This conference aims at taking stock of the recent developments and at stimulating attempts to integrate findings on neighbouring language areas into the literature on Dutch.


Wim Vandenbussche & Marijke van der Wal


Royal Flemish Academy for Dutch Language and Literature, Koningstraat 18, 9000 Gent (Belgium)

Registration is free, but required before December 5.
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: Dutch
LL Issue: 23.4673

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