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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: LSSA/SAALA/SAALT Joint Annual Conference 2014

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Start Date: 24-Jun-2014 - 27-Jun-2014
Contact: Ramona Kunene
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.wits.ac.za/conferences/language
Meeting Description: The 2014 conference focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of linguistics in the field of language competence and use. This meeting aims to showcase the current diversity of the field of linguisĀ­tics and the blurring of the boundaries between linguistics and other domains of study concerned with the structure, function and value of language.

Conference language: The conference language will be English.

Organising committee: Dr Ramona Kunene Nicolas (Convenor); Prof Tommaso Milani; Dr Maxwell Kadenge; Dr Andrew Van Der Spuy
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 25.693

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