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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: Wedisyn’s 4th Workshop on Syntactic Variation
Short Title: IV Wedisyn
Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Start Date: 18-Apr-2013 - 19-Apr-2013
Contact: Xulio Sousa
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://ilg.usc.es/Wedisyn_2013/wedisyn-2013/
Meeting Description: The Wedisyn network for research in dialect syntax (Dialect Syntax in Westmost Europe) shall hold the next annual meeting from 18th to 19th April in Santiago de Compostela. Wedisyn is a research network that brings researchers together working on languages spoken in Westmost (continental) Europe. This networks’ main goal is to share knowledge and expertise in the collection and analysis of syntactic dialect variation.

The network took off in 2009 and nowadays it involves researchers from eight institutions; their research covers eight majority and minority languages altogether: Asturian, Basque, Breton, Catalan, Galician, Occitan, Portuguese and Spanish.
Linguistic Subfield: Syntax
Subject Language: Leonese; Basque; Breton; Catalan-Valencian-Balear; Galician; Occitan; Portuguese; Spanish
Subject Language Family: None
LL Issue: 24.1226

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