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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: Code-switching in the Bilingual Child: Within and across the Clause
Location: Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Start Date: 18-Apr-2013 - 20-Apr-2013
Contact: Laia Arnaus Gil
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Meeting URL: http://www.code-switching.uni-wuppertal.de
Meeting Description: The conference discusses current proposals on code-switching mainly in early bilinguals but also in adolescents and adults with different language combinations – among them Italian, French, Spanish, English, German, Turkish and Chinese. The presentations are divided into three thematic blocks: CS at the clause level, CS at the NP level and the pragmatics and psycholinguistic aspects of CS in general.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Syntax
Subject Language: None
LL Issue: 24.728

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