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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: 2nd International Conference on Humour in Conventional and Unconventional Politics

Short Title: 2nd ICHCUP
Location: Galati, Romania
Start Date: 06-Nov-2012 - 08-Nov-2012
Contact: Diana Popa
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.ichcup.com/
Meeting Description: The aim of the present conference is to bring together researchers with a range of views on humour and politics. The relation of humour and politics is definitely not a straightforward one. The central question that could be raised here is whether humour influences politics and shapes both political figures and political acts. Furthermore, we would like to draw the attention on what actually happens whenever humour occurs in political settings or is used to refer to political affairs.
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: None
LL Issue: 23.268

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