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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: Linguistic Society of New Zealand Conference

Short Title: NZLingSoc
Location: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Start Date: 20-Nov-2013 - 22-Nov-2013
Contact: Beth Hume
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.saps.canterbury.ac.nz/conferences/nzling/
Meeting Description: The bi-annual conference of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand will be held this year in Christchurch at the University of Canterbury. Research is welcome from local and international scholars in any area of linguistics.

Invited speakers will give both a plenary talk and a workshop.

Invited Speakers:

Assoc. Professor Florian Jaeger (University of Rochester)
Workshop on behavioural methods and linguistics: What can they add to the linguistic enterprise of understanding cross-linguistic generalizations?

Dr. Sasha Calhoun (Victoria University of Wellington)
Workshop on prosodic prominence: What it is and how do we use and identify it?

For the conference programme, please visit http://www.saps.canterbury.ac.nz/conferences/nzling/
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.2714

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