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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: International Society for the Linguistics of English 3rd Conference 2014

Short Title: ISLE 3
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Start Date: 24-Aug-2014 - 27-Aug-2014
Contact: Marianne Hundt
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.isle3.uzh.ch/index.html
Meeting Description: ISLE, the International Society for the Linguistics of English, and the English Department of the University of Zurich are pleased to announce the third triennial ISLE conference to be held in August 2014.

The conference theme is 'Building bridges: inter- and intra-disciplinary research'.

Registration opens at the end of February.

The following keynote speakers have agreed to participate:

Professor Jan Blommaert, Tilburg University
Professor Joan Bresnan, Stanford University
Professor David Britain, University of Berne
Professor Susan M. Fitzmaurice, University of Sheffield
Professor William Foley, University of Sydney
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 24.3420

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