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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 Symposium on Contrastive Linguistics & Diachrony

   
Short Title: CoLiDi2014
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Start Date: 27-Feb-2014 - 28-Feb-2014
Contact: Bernard Declerck
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.contragram-network.ugent.be/colidi
Meeting Description: The Contragram Research Team and its Research network on Contrastive Linguistics: Functional and Constructional Approaches (funded by FWO-Flanders) are pleased to invite you to the International Symposium on Contrastive Linguistics & Diachrony, to be held at Ghent University on 27-28 February 2014. This symposium is aimed at bringing together researchers from different theoretical backgrounds interested in issues at the intersection of diachronic and contrastive linguistics. The symposium will specifically address the following complementary questions:

(i) To what extent does a better understanding of diachronic evolutions explain differences between languages, whether genetically related or not, and conversely
(ii) To what extent does the incorporation of data from several languages in research on language change provide a better understanding of diachronic evolutions.

Invited Speakers:

Johanna Barðdal (University of Bergen)
Hans Boas (University of Texas at Austin)
Holger Diessel (University of Jena)
Dirk Noël (University of Hong Kong)
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Typology
LL Issue: 24.5206


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