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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: Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference 2014

Short Title: LPP2014
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Start Date: 04-Sep-2014 - 06-Sep-2014
Contact: Thomas Ricento
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://educ.ucalgary.ca/lpp
Meeting Description: This international conference will be held at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

Plenary Speakers:

Jan Blommaert (Tilburg University)
Fernand de Varennes (University of Hong Kong, University of Pretoria, Vytautas Magnus University)
Eve Haque (York University)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 25.673

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