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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: 5th Symposium on Language Planning

Location: Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
Start Date: 20-Nov-2013 - 22-Nov-2013
Contact: Laura García Landa
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://cele.unam.mx/politicaslenguaje/index.php?id=en
Meeting Description: Fifth Symposium on Language Planning
Complexity and Language Planning: Rights of Minority Communities

The objective of this symposium is to join researchers in Language Policy and Cultural Rights together with specialists on International Law, Language and Complex Systems as well as representatives of indigenous organizations in order to both analyze and evaluate the effects of contemporary changes on sustainability and survival of communities and the emergence of their rights.

Keynote Speakers:

Javier López Sánchez (Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indígenas)
Bernard Spolsky (Bar-Ilan University)
Albert Bastardas-Boada (Universidad de Barcelona)
Gunther Dietz (Universidad Veracruzana)
Linguistic Subfield: Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.3316

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