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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: Applied Linguistics & Professional Practice

Short Title: ALAPP
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Start Date: 06-Dec-2012 - 08-Dec-2012
Contact: Jenna Cave
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.fass.uts.edu.au/research/conferences/alapp/
Meeting Description: This 2nd international conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners from different disciplinary backgrounds around language and communication issues in five domains: Health, Therapy, Counselling; Organization, Management, Government; Law, Policing; Media; Education.

Keynote speakers include: Silvia Gherardi, Martin Montgomery, Frances Rock, Margaret Somerville and Tim Usherwood.

There will be a day of pre-conference workshops.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis
LL Issue: 23.2108

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