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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: Congreso Internacional ‘Léxico y Contacto de Lenguas en los Andes’

Location: Lima, Peru
Start Date: 15-Aug-2013 - 17-Aug-2013
Contact: Alvaro Ezcurra
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://agenda.pucp.edu.pe/internacionalizacion/congreso-internacional-lexico-y-contacto-de-lenguas-en-los-andes/
Meeting Description: The main goal of the conference is to address the following questions: which is the role of language contact in the complex history of Andean lexicon, both the lexicon of Andean languages and the Spanish one, and which are the most useful theoretical and methodological approaches to study it properly?

Keynote Speakers:

Rodolfo Cerrón-Palomino (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)
Jorge Gómez Rendón (University of Amsterdam)
Rosaleen Howard (Newcastle University)
Luis Fernando Lara (El Colegio de México, El Colegio Nacional)
Roland Schmidt-Riese (Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt), to be confirmed
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Lexicography; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.1928

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