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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: 4th Biennial Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Spanish in Society

Short Title: SIS/EES
Location: London, United Kingdom
Start Date: 03-Jul-2013 - 05-Jul-2013
Contact: Amanda Lower
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/sis/
Meeting Description: The 4th Biennial Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Spanish in Society (SIS-EES) / 6th International Conference of Hispanic Linguistics will take place at Birkbeck, University of London from 3-5 July 2013.

The theme of the conference is ‘Language and Identity in the Spanish-speaking World’ and our confirmed plenary speakers are:

Prof. Anna De Fina (Georgetown University, USA)
Prof. Clare Mar-Molinero (University of Southampton, UK)
Dr Rosina Márquez Reiter (University of Surrey, UK)
Dr Francisco Yus Ramos (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)

There will also be a workshop with Professor Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck, University of London)on Shifting language choices and hybrid identities of multilinguals.

For futher information please see the conference website at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/sis/.
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: Spanish
LL Issue: 23.2859

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