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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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Title: Linguistics in the Twenty First Century
Edited By: Eloína Miyares Bermúdez
Leonel Ruiz Miyares
URL: http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/Linguistics-in-the-Twenty-First-Century.htm
Description:

Please Note: This is a new version of a previously announced text.

This book is the result of the cooperation between Cambridge Scholars Press
and the Centre for Applied Linguistics of the Ministry of Science, Technology
and the Environment of Santiago de Cuba. The present volume is a peer-
reviewed selection from the papers written in English that were presented at
the 9th International Symposium on Social Communication (Santiago de
Cuba, January 24-28, 2005).The symposia are held by the Santiago-based
institution every two years. Since their inception in 1987, these meetings
have provided an excellent opportunity for scientific exchange among
scholars from all continents, through the presentation of papers, keynote
speeches, and workshops focusing on the most current and recent results of
linguistics and other related disciplines that are also invited to the event.This
volume includes 34 papers subdivided in eight sections: General Linguistics
(8), Phonetics (5), Lexicology (3), Corpus Linguistics (2), Natural Language
Processing (9), Foreign Languages (3), Mass Media (2) and Art, Ethnology
and Folklore (2).These articles provide an excellent overview of the current
state of research from around the world. Scholars came from Australia,
Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Cuba, Spain, United States, France, Greek,
Holland, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal and
the United Kingdom.It is important to highlight the presence in this book of
papers by some of the world’s leading researchers in linguistics, including
Prof. Dr. Anton Nijholt, from Twente University, Enschede, The Netherlands;
Prof. Dr. Nicoletta Calzolari, director of the prestigious Institute of
Computational Linguistics of Pisa, Italy; Prof. Dr. Michael Zock, from the
Scientific Research Center of France; Prof. Dr. Dieter Fensel, from the Digital
Enterprise Research Institute of Leopold-Franzens University, Innsbruck,
Austria; Prof Dr. Gloria Corpas Pastor from the University of Malaga, Spain;
and the doctors Iñaki Alegria, Xabier Arregi and Xabier Artola, from the IXA
Group of the Basque Country University.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
Phonetics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Lexicography
Anthropological Linguistics

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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1904303862
ISBN-13: 9781904303862