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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 Language Studies

Short Title: ISLS
Location: Akita, Japan
Start Date: 13-Jun-2014 - 15-Jun-2014
Contact: Paul Miller
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.isls.co/index-2.html
Meeting Description: The International Society for Language Studies, co-sponsored by Akita International University, is pleased to announce that we will hold a conference from June 13-15, 2014 at Akita International University, in Akita, Japan. The theme of the conference will be “A Critical Examination of Language and Society.”

About the Theme:

Language is more than the words that are communicated from one to another. Language represents our social and cultural identity in terms of our relationships with others, how we are connected to society, the power relationships between individuals or groups, among others. This conference is designed as a venue for individuals from all disciplines to come together and discuss language from a critical, interdisciplinary lens.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.3778

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