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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: Saarbruecken Roundtable of Dialect Syntax

Short Title: SaRDiS
Location: Saarbruecken, Saarland, Germany
Start Date: 07-Nov-2014 - 08-Nov-2014
Contact: Augustin Speyer
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: In the last years, theoretically informed research on syntax of different varieties of German has gained momentum. In this symposium, which is planned to be held on a regular basis, we want to bring together researchers in this field and offer a forum for this line of research. The conference languages will be German and English.

Invited Speakers:

Jürg Fleischer (University of Marburg)
Helmut Weiß (University of Frankfurt)

In den letzten Jahren hat die theoretisch informierte Forschung zur Syntax verschiedener Varietäten des Deutschen zunehmend an Bedeutung gewonnen. Wir wollen in diesem Symposium, das in Zukunft regelmäßig stattfinden soll, Forscher in diesem Gebiet zusammenkommen lassen und ein Forum für diese Forschungsrichtung bieten. Die Konferenzsprachen werden Deutsch und Englisch sein.

Gastredner sind:

Jürg Fleischer (Universität Marburg)
Helmut Weiß (Universität Frankfurt)
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax
Subject Language: German
LL Issue: 25.258

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