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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: Symposium About Language and Society, Austin

Short Title: SALSA
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Start Date: 11-Apr-2014 - 12-Apr-2014
Contact: Lia Siewert
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://studentorgs.utexas.edu/salsa/
Meeting Description: The 2014 Symposium About Language and Society—Austin will be held April 11 and 12 at the University of Texas at Austin.

SALSA is an annual symposium promoting linguistic and sociolinguistic research at the University of Texas at Austin. Originally created through the joint efforts of students from the Linguistic and Anthropology Departments at the University of Texas, SALSA has developed into an interdisciplinary conference with contributions from various fields, including communication studies, foreign language education, educational psychology, media studies, speech communication, and numerous language departments. Our annual proceedings appear in special editions of Texas Linguistic Forum.

SALSA Featured Speakers:

Paul Kockelman, University of Texas at Austin
Danny Law, University of Texas at Austin
Barbra Meek, University of Michigan
Other speakers TBA

Registration costs, payable to PayPal on the SALSA website:


On-site: $60
Pre-registration: $50


On-site: $30
Pre-registration: $25
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.4379

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