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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: 8th International Conference on Middle English

   
Short Title: ICOME 8
Location: Murcia, Spain
Start Date: 02-May-2013 - 04-May-2013
Contact: J Camilo Conde Silvestre
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.um.es/icome8
Meeting Description: The 8th International Conference on Middle English (ICOME 8) will be hosted by the English Department at the University of Murcia (Spain) in May 2013 (from Thursday 2 May to Saturday 4 May). ICOME 8 is co-organized with members of the Universities of Málaga and Jaén and it continues the series of successful ICOME conferences held at Rydzyna (1994), Helsinki (1997), Dublin (1999), Vienna (2002), Naples (2005), Cambridge (2008) and Lviv (2011). As its predecessors, ICOME 8 will include sessions on different aspects of Middle English language and texts, with historical linguistic, philological-textual or literary orientations.

The following plenary speakers have kindly confirmed their participation:

Herbert Schendl (University of Vienna)
Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki)
Vincent Gillespie (Oxford University)
Mª José López Couso (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics
Subject Language: English, Middle
LL Issue: 23.4216


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