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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: 2014 International Conference on Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching

Short Title: 2014 ALLT
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Start Date: 17-Apr-2014 - 19-Apr-2014
Contact: Claire Ho
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://alltntust.wix.com/2014allt
Meeting Description: The biennial conference of International Conference on Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching will be held in 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan at NTUST. The themes are: Globalizing the local; Localizing the global. Research is welcome from local and international scholars in any area of applied linguistics.

Keynote Speakers:

1. William S-Y. Wang (Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Academician, Academia Sinica, R.O.C.)
2. Ovid J. L. Tzeng (Distinguished Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, R.O.C.)
3. John R. Rickford (Professor, Stanford University, USA; Nominated as 2014 President Elect of Linguistic Society of America)
4. Michael J. Handford (Professor, Tokyo University, Japan)
5. Adelheid Hu (Professor, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
6. Yuko Goto Butler (Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania, USA)
7. Lia M. Plakans (Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, USA; Editorship, TESOL Quarterly)
8. Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo (Senior Lecturer, University of South Australia; Research Director, Cloud Security Alliance, Australia Chapter)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 24.2513

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