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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: Georgetown University Round Table 2013 & 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics

Short Title: GURT 2013 / ACAL 44
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Start Date: 07-Mar-2013 - 10-Mar-2013
Contact: Ruth Kramer
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www8.georgetown.edu/college/gurt/2013/
Meeting Description: The Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2013 (GURT) and the 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) will convene jointly at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. The conference theme is ‘African Languages: Specifics and Universals’ and the conference will take place from March 7-10, 2013.

GURT 2013 / ACAL 44 will bring together researchers on African languages and linguistics from around the world, with an emphasis on exploring both the broad and the narrow aspects of African languages. The plenary speakers will be:

Anderson Chebanne (University of Botswana)
Katherine Demuth (Macquarie University)
Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence (University of Kansas)
Mary Paster (Pomona College)
Annie Rialland (CNRS/Université Paris 3 Sorbonne-Nouvelle)
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.4027

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