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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: 3rd Annual Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Linguistics Conference

Location: Tempe, Arizona, USA
Start Date: 28-Mar-2014 - 29-Mar-2014
Contact: Margaret Alvarado
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://silc-lss-dev.asu.edu/conf/
Meeting Description: The Spanish Linguistics Graduate Students at Arizona State University are honored to invite you to our third annual Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Linguistics Conference. The conference offers an opportunity for graduate students of Spanish and Portuguese linguistics to share their current research. Our keynote speakers will be Dr. Kim Potowski (Spanish Heritage Language Acquisition) & Dr. Rena Torres Cacollous (Sociolinguistics).

Kimberly Potowski
University of Illinois at Chicago
Heritage language development, Spanish in the US, language & identity, & dual-immersion education

Rena Torres Cacoullos
Pennsylvania State University
Spanish language contact, language variation, Spanish-English bilingualism, grammaticalization
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: Portuguese; Spanish
LL Issue: 25.113

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