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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: The Changing Landscape of Professional Discourse / Fachkommunikation im Wandel

Location: Ostrava, Czech Republic
Start Date: 06-Nov-2014 - 08-Nov-2014
Contact: Renata Tomaskova / Lenka Vankova
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://konference.osu.cz/professionaldiscourse/
Meeting Description: The November 2014 conference aims to provide a forum for linguists to present their research exploring the vast, varied and developing area of professional discourse.

Plenary Speakers:

Anna Mauranen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Theresa Lillis, The Open University, United Kingdom
Norbert Richard Wolf, Universität Würzburg, Germany
Klaus-Dieter Baumann, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.4534

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