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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: American Name Society

Short Title: ANS
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Start Date: 03-Jan-2013 - 06-Jan-2013
Contact: Donna Lillian
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.wtsn.binghamton.edu/ans/
Meeting Description: The American Name Society (ANS) was founded in 1951 to promote onomastics, the study of names and naming practices in the United States and abroad. The organization publishes a peer-reviewed journal, NAMES, and hosts an annual conference in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America. We welcome research on all scholarly topics relevant to names and naming research.

Further information about the ANS and its activities can be found on our website:

Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 23.2566

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