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Wed Jan 8 2003

Confs: Interdisciplinary German Studies

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  1. tes1, Interdisciplinary German Studies, CA USA

Message 1: Interdisciplinary German Studies, CA USA

Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2003 17:13:06 +0000
From: tes1 <>
Subject: Interdisciplinary German Studies, CA USA

11th Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference

Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Date: 15-MAR-03 - 16-MAR-03

Contact Person: Tes Skogmo
Meeting Email:
Linguistic Subfield(s): Ling & Literature

Meeting Description: 

''Language is not simply means for understanding, but the impression
of the mind and world-view of the speaker. [. . .] That is why the
learning of a foreign language is the achievement of a new standpoint
in the present world.'' 
Wilhelm von Humboldt

When our personal narratives no longer intersect, due to the
fragmentary, heteroglossic nature of identity construction in the
postmodern era, how do we create community or a sense of it? What
roles do language, ideology and power play in community formation?
And how does the meaning-making subject interact with and through the
semiotic systems of its communities? The graduate students of the
German Department at the University of California at Berkeley welcome
scholars from across the disciplines to engage in this theoretical
Keynote Speaker: Mark Turner

Plenary Speaker: Zafer Senocak			
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