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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: International Conference on Multilingualism: Linguistic Challenges and Neurocognitive Mechanisms

   
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Start Date: 24-Oct-2013 - 25-Oct-2013
Contact: Karsten Steinhauer
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://multilingualism.conference.mcgill.ca
Meeting Description: This interdisciplinary conference on multilingualism will be hosted by McGill University in Montreal.

The conference examines recent advances in our understanding of multilingualism, including simultaneous bilingualism, language learning mechanisms, transfer effects, sign language, brain plasticity and critical periods, focusing on current developments in this field. One important goal of this conference is to facilitate and inspire the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas among researchers and students from different backgrounds and to promote collaborative research projects in the future.

Invited Speakers:
- Manuel Carreiras (BCBL, Spain)
- Harald Clahsen (U Potsdam)
- Holger Hopp (U Mannheim)
- Sonja Kotz (U Manchester + MPI)
- Rachel Mayberry (UCSD)
- Silvina Montrul (U Illinois)
- Eric Pakulak (U Oregon)
- Elin Thordardottir (McGill)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics
LL Issue: 24.3039


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