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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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Conference Information

Full Title: International Conference on Spoken English

Short Title: ICSE2014
Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Start Date: 04-Jun-2014 - 06-Jun-2014
Contact: Francisco Javier Fernández Polo
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.usc.es/en/congresos/icse/index.html
Meeting Description: The aim of this conference is to bring together the latest research of scholars engaged in the analysis of spoken English from a variety of theoretical and applied perspectives. Specifically, the conference will focus on such general areas of spoken English research as the differences between spoken and written English, interpersonal and textual issues in spoken English, spoken English and multimodality, Spoken English and second/foreign language teaching, varieties of spoken English, spoken English and language change, etc.

The following scholars have agreed to give plenary lectures at the conference:

Juana Marín Arrese (Complutense University, Madrid)
Anna Mauranen (University of Helsinki)
Sali A. Tagliamonte (University of Toronto)
Scott Thornbury (The New School for Public Engagement, New York)
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 24.5224

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