"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
The 25th annual North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL–25) will be held at the University of Michigan from Friday, 21 June 2013 to Sunday, 23 June 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. NACCL is the largest conference on Chinese linguistics in North America, held at a different North American university each year, and it draws international participation.