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Full Title: Conference on Migration and Language

Location: State College, USA
Start Date: 22-Nov-2013 - 22-Nov-2013
Contact: Suresh Canagarajah
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Meeting URL: http://www.migrationstudiesproject.psu.edu/
Meeting Description: The Migration Studies Project of Penn State University will host a one-day conference on Migration and Language at the Foster Auditorium in University Park on 22 November 2013, from 9am to 5pm. This is an interdisciplinary conference that explores the connections between language and mobility. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Refreshments and lunch will be provided for conference participants. For Registration, please go to the following link: http://www.migrationstudiesproject.psu.edu/form1.shtml
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.3805

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