"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
The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia is pleased to host the Northwest Linguistics Conference from April 26-27, 2013. The Northwest Linguistics Conference is a graduate student-run conference held on a rotating annual basis, between the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, and the University of Washington. The aim of the NWLC is to provide a venue for students to present their work in a friendly atmosphere, and to connect with fellow student researchers from other universities, both locally and internationally.