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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: Alabama Modern Language Conference

Short Title: AMLC
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Start Date: 01-Mar-2013 - 02-Mar-2013
Contact: Seth Roberts
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://mlc.ua.edu
Meeting Description: 3rd Annual Alabama Modern Language Conference
The University of Alabama
March 1-2, 2013

Redefining Borders: Bridging the Gap between Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Keynote speakers: Prof. Hafid Gafaiti (Texas Tech University) and Prof. Thomas
Deveny (McDaniel College)

A border is commonly recognized as a fixed limit between physical spaces. Borders may refer to the shifting boundaries between nations, yet issues of inclusion and exclusion, the impact of migrations and displacements, and questions of linguistic, cultural, and national identity all emphasize the complex nature of these real or imagined frontiers. In Alabama, the recent passage of strict anti-immigration laws and a growing sentiment against migrants have turned our attention towards the theme of borders and how these physical or mental gaps may be explored.

With these thoughts in mind, graduate students in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics are pleased to announce our third annual conference titled ‘Redefining Borders: Bridging the Gap between Languages, Literatures, and Cultures’ to be held March 1-2 on the University of Alabama campus.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: None
LL Issue: 23.5288

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