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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: 9th Newcastle-upon-Tyne Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics

Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
Start Date: 04-Apr-2014 - 04-Apr-2014
Contact: Rachel Ramsey
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/linguistics/study/postgrad/conference/
Meeting Description: We are pleased to announce the 9th Newcastle-upon-Tyne Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics. This one-day conference is designed to give linguistics postgraduates from all research areas an opportunity to present and discuss their research in an informal and intellectually stimulating setting.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Professor Vyvyan Evans, Bangor University
‘Language and cognition: The view from cognitive linguistics’

Dr Clare Wright, University of Reading
‘From language knowledge to language use: Researching language development and interaction’

Dr Cristina Dye, Newcastle University
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 25.56

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