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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: On the Emergence of Consensus and Misunderstanding
Location: Rome, Italy
Start Date: 24-Feb-2014 - 25-Feb-2014
Contact: Christine Cuskley
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://emergcons.wordpress.com
Meeting Description: Understanding the origins and evolution of consensus and misunderstanding is one of the most stimulating areas of research in cognitive and social sciences. This challenging question touches on all aspects of cognition and social interaction, calling for creative thinking and casting fundamental issues in cognitive science in a new light. This workshop aims to highlight the issues surrounding consensus and misunderstanding by showcasing two core lines of research: models and experiments.
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Semantics
LL Issue: 24.5001

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