"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 Conference aims to explore the phenomena of Migration and Diaspora in both its synchronic and diachronic aspects. The approach will be done through the following domains: Culture, Languages, Literature, History and Education.
Anthropological Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Translation