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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: 15th Biennial Conference of AICW: Writing and Translating Culture

Short Title: 15th AICW Conference
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Start Date: 01-May-2014 - 04-May-2014
Contact: Nora Martín
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.aicw.ca/call-for-submissions
Meeting Description: The Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW) brings together a community of writers, critics, academics, and other artists who promote Italian Canadian literature and culture. The AICW's mission is to support and encourage the expression and dissemination of the Italian Canadian experience within an ethnoculturally diverse society.

The AICW is announcing its 15th biennial conference to be held in Montreal, May 1 to 4, 2014. The conference seeks readings and papers that illustrate the building of bridges (generational, linguistic, cultural, literary styles, etc.) and encourage discussion between Italian-Canadian writers and other literary, artistic, cultural and academic communities across Canada and beyond.
Linguistic Subfield: Ling & Literature
LL Issue: 24.3713

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