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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: Language and Equality

Location: New York, NY, USA
Start Date: 29-Apr-2014 - 29-Apr-2014
Contact: Humphrey Tonkin
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The Study Group on Language at the United Nations, in cooperation with the Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems, invites you to: A Symposium on Language and Equality.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
First Avenue at 44th Street
Linguistic Subfield: Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 25.500

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