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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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Linguistic Diversity Management in Urban Areas
Program Homepage: http://www.lima.uni-hamburg.de/
Institution: Universit├Ąt Hamburg
Address: Mittelweg 177
City: Hamburg
Zip/Postal Code: 20148
Country: Germany
Contact Person: Monika Schulz , M.A.

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Phone: 0049-40-413307-266
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: The LiMA Research Cluster aims to bring together existing top-level expertise in multilingualism (linguistics, education sciences) at the University of Hamburg and to combine and focus this expertise on the investigation of migration-induced multilingualism as found in urban centers worldwide.
It will investigate whether and in what way migration-induced multilingualism can be translated into advantages for individuals and society and into benefits for the cultural and economic development of urban centers.
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