"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
McCCLU is a 3-day conference for undergraduate students in linguistics across Canada and the United States. Undergraduates will get the opportunity to present their research to other undergrads as well as professionals in the field. There will be two keynote speakers from the linguistics department at McGill who will discuss their own work. There will also be several social events for conference participants.