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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: ATTRAverso-International Symposium on Bilingualism, Literatures and Immigrant Identities

Short Title: ISBIL 2013 - 1st ed.
Location: Sibari (Calabria), Italy
Start Date: 06-Sep-2013 - 08-Sep-2013
Contact: Dino Selvaggi Griselda Doka
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: https://sites.google.com/site/isbil20131sted/
Meeting Description: This symposium aims to trace a state-of-the art of the following questions: Promotion of local and new immigrants’ identities, especially as defined by bi- and multilingual literatures, literature of migration and bilingualism on the whole. The meeting is structured into three days, divided into six sub parts. Each day a paper section will be followed by recreational activities (short trips, sightseeing, promotion of local productions and handcrafts). After the conclusion of the paper session, in the last evening a declamation of bilingual poems and short stories will be held and three prizes will be assigned to the winner of the previous two-month online competition.

No fee is required for the registration and attendance of ISBIL2013 speakers, chairs and members of the scientific and organizing committees. For listeners and external participants, a contribute is required (collected in cash at the conference):

- Simple registration: 30 Euros. A certificate of attendance will be issued
- Registration (a certificate of attendance will be issued)+ LOGOS-CONTATTO registration card for 2013: 50 Euros
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.3141

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