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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: Multilingual Perspectives / Mehrsprachige Perspektiven

      
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Start Date: 09-May-2014 - 10-May-2014
Contact: Holger Hopp
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.anglistik.uni-mannheim.de/prof_mehrsprachigkeit/workshop
Meeting Description: The two-day workshop 'Multilingual Perspectives / Mehrsprachige Perspektiven' presents current research on bilingualism and multilingualism from different perspectives. It provides an interdisciplinary platform for contributions from linguistics, psychology, pedagogy and the social sciences that all centre on multilingualism.

The workshop comprises talks and poster sessions, keynote addresses as well as an outreach talk by Prof. Tracy.

Keynote Talks:

Prof.Jason Rothman (University of Reading)
Dr. Sharon Unsworth (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen)
Prof. Dr. Rosemarie Tracy (Universit├Ąt Mannheim)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.5221


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