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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: Alabama Modern Language Conference

Short Title: AMLC
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Start Date: 07-Feb-2014 - 08-Feb-2014
Contact: Chelsea Tanous
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://mlc.ua.edu/fourth-annual-modern-language-conference-2014/
Meeting Description: Converging Cultures: Languages, Literatures, & Identity

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Claire Kramsch
- Professor of German and Education at the University of California, Berkeley
- Author of The Multilingual Subject: What language learners say about their experience and why it matters (Oxford University Press, 2009); Distinguished Teaching Award & Distinguished Service Award from the Modern Language Association, 2000.

When cultures engage, inevitably altering experiences, practices, and worldviews, new identities emerge. Multilingual and multicultural studies are vital to a fully informed approach to an array of disciplines. They affect our pedagogical approaches, our understanding of discourse, our interpretations of classic and modern literatures, and our appraisal of the evolution of culture, language, and interpersonal interaction.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.4715

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