"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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Call for Papers for Letras de Hoje Journal Topic: First (L1) and Second (L2) Language Acquisition (Vol. 48, No. 3, July/September 2013)
Organizers: Lilian Cristine Scherer and Cristina Lopes Perna (PUCRS)
Overview: The objective of this edition is to present studies on the topic of language acquisition, including articles on issues related to acquisition and native language processing (including sign languages) as well as second language or multilingualism. Studies may establish interfaces between Linguistics and areas such as Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience.
Publications accepted in English, Portuguese and Spanish
Deadline for original submissions: November 15, 2012
Release date: July 2013
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