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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: 17th Villetaneuse Conference on Spoken English

Short Title: ALOES 2014
Location: Paris, France
Start Date: 04-Apr-2014 - 05-Apr-2014
Contact: Pierre Fournier
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Spoken English and the Media

An object of distortion, caricature and even mockery, English spoken in the
media will be the main theme of the 2014 edition of our international
conference on Spoken English.

A pre-conference workshop will be held in Paris Diderot on 3 April about the
NECTE corpus (http://research.ncl.ac.uk/necte/) and the talk of the Toon
project (http://research.ncl.ac.uk/decte/toon/).

Guest Speaker:

Jane Stuart-Smith, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Phonetics; Phonology
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 24.4190

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