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Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"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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Minority Languages in a Multilingual Europe


Recent Call for Papers
Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2013

Call for Papers:

Topics of the workshop will be:

1. Vitality vs. endangerment
2. Language policies
3. Language attitudes
4. Language and identity
5. Minority languages in education

The workshop will be opened by a keynote speaker (t.b.a.) and closed with a panel discussion. During the workshop five other speakers will get the chance to present their work on European minority languages. We invite short abstracts of no more than 300 words, excluding title, author names, keywords, data and references. Abstracts should be submitted in .pdf or .txt format. Time allotted for presentations is 20 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of discussion.

The deadline for the abstract submission is 31 March 2013. You are invited to submit your abstracts using the following link:

http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/tabudag2013

Notifications of acceptance will be sent on 30 April 2013.