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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: The Caribbean Today: Language Awareness and Language Development

Short Title: LALD
Location: Oranjestad, Aruba
Start Date: 03-Aug-2014 - 08-Aug-2014
Contact: Keren Cumberbatch
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://scl-online.net/Conferences/2014
Meeting Description: SCL-SPCL-ACBLPE Conference Aruba 2014
Conference site: http://scl-online.net/Conferences/2014

The Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL) will host its 20th Biennial Conference and will meet with the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL) and the Associação de Crioulos de Base Lexical Portuguesa e Espanhola (ACBLPE) in Oranjestad in Aruba from 3 to 8 August 2014. The conference is hosted by the Fundacion Lanta Papiamento, Instituto Pedagogico Arubano and Departamento di Cultura Aruba. The Conference theme is The Caribbean Today: Language Awareness and Language Development.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 25.686

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