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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: 14th International Conference of the Italian Association of Applied Linguistics

Short Title: AItLA 2014
Location: Verona, Italy
Start Date: 06-Feb-2014 - 08-Feb-2014
Contact: Camilla Bettoni
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.aitlaverona.it/
Meeting Description: The Conference aims to discuss (1) how theoretical principles or research results can be applied to (a) the learning of grammar, (b) the teaching of grammar, (c) the understanding of language pathologies and impairments; and (2) how studies on language learning, teaching, and pathologies and impairments can contribute to theories of grammar. These themes will be discussed with reference to first languages, second languages, sign languages, dialects, etc.

Invited Speakers: Sergey Avrutin (University of Utrecht), Adriano Colombo (retired teacher and teacher trainer), Caterina Donati (University of Rome La Sapienza), Giorgio Graffi (University of Verona), Satomi Kawaguchi (University of Western Sydney), and Rebekha Rast (American University in Paris)

Scientific Committee: Camilla Bettoni (president), Marina Chini, Elena Favilla, Elena Nuzzo

Organising Committee: Daniele Artoni, Camilla Bettoni (president), Ivana Fratter, Marco Magnani, Jacopo Torregrossa
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.1992

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