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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: Symposium about Language and Society-Austin

Short Title: SALSA
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Start Date: 12-Apr-2013 - 13-Apr-2013
Contact: Natalia Bermudez
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://studentorgs.utexas.edu/salsa/
Meeting Description: 21st annual SALSA (Symposium on Language and Society)

Theme: “Language Variation and Change”
University of Texas at Austin
April 12-13, 2013

The Symposium About Language and Society-Austin (SALSA) is an annual symposium promoting linguistic and sociolinguistic research at The University of Texas at Austin. Originally created through the joint efforts of students from the Linguistic and Anthropology Departments at The University of Texas, SALSA has developed into a truly interdisciplinary conference with contributions from various fields, including communication studies, foreign language education, educational psychology, media studies, speech communication, and numerous language departments. Our annual proceedings appear in special editions of Texas Linguistic Forum.

Featured Keynotes:

Sergio Romero (University of Texas at Austin)
Spike Gildea (University of Oregon)
Jacob Eisenstein (Georgia Tech)


Spanish in Texas Project (Directed by Barbara Bullock and Jacqueline Toribio, UT Austin)

Also presenting will be special guest Samy Alim.

Conference presented by the SALSA Graduate Student Organization at UT Austin.
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Typology
LL Issue: 23.4995

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