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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: Speaking While Black (or Brown): Language and Race in the US

Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
Start Date: 11-Apr-2013 - 11-Apr-2013
Contact: Joycelyn Moody
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Each spring since 2008, the University of Texas at San Antonio has hosted a daylong symposium on African American Studies. Our events have explored Black femininities and masculinities, the first 100 days of the Obama Presidency, Black identity across academic disciplines, and other topics.

On April 11, 2013, we will continue our annual tradition of offering an outstanding program centered on analyzing African American experiences.
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 23.4979

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