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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: Conference on Human Development in Asia

Short Title: COHDA 2013
Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Start Date: 06-Aug-2013 - 08-Aug-2013
Contact: Presda Jimusho
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.presdafoundation.org/human-development-asia-conference/
Meeting Description: The 2013 Conference on Human Development in Asia invites scholarly interactions among academics, researchers, doctoral students, and representatives from industry, entrepreneurs, and non-profit and non-governmental organization professionals.

The conference theme of Change, Continuity and Diversity: Perspectives on Sustainability for Asia seeks to explore such issues and their links to the notion of sustainability through the combined and holistic lenses of an interdisciplinary approach. This conference will be held in Hiroshima, Japan, during the 68th Hiroshima Peace Memorial.

Remembrance events and tours are held during the conference, including a guided tour of Peace Park on August 6, which is the anniversary of the atomic bombing.

COHDA is also organizing a special trip on August 9 to Miyajima Shrine Island - a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a must-see for any visitors to Japan.
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.741

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