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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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Full Title: Modern Language Association: Selected Topics in Comparative Romance Linguistics

Short Title: MLA
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Start Date: 03-Jan-2013 - 06-Jan-2013
Contact: Andrei Barashkov
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Meeting Description: Comparative Romance Linguistics Discussion Group welcomes a wide range of participants and approaches to the subject, with preference given to papers addressing more than one language. The Group is also looking for participants willing to make a modest though quite worthwhile time commitment to serve on the Discussion Group’s Executive Committee. Please contact the organizers for details.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics
Subject Language Family: Romance
LL Issue: 23.413

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