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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: Australian Linguistic Society

Short Title: ALS
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Start Date: 01-Oct-2013 - 04-Oct-2013
Contact: Rachel Nordlinger
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://als2013.arts.unimelb.edu.au
Meeting Description: The School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne is delighted to announce that the 44th meeting of the Australian Linguistics Society, hosted by the School of Languages and Linguistics, will take place at University College, University of Melbourne from the evening of Tuesday 1 - Friday 4 October 2013.

Plenary Speakers:

Professor Elinor Ochs
Professor Andy Butcher
Professor Martin Haspelmath

General information about ALS2013 is available at http://als2013.arts.unimelb.edu.au and via email at als.2013.melb@gmail.com.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.1776

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