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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: American Association for the Advancement of Science
         
Short Title: AAAS
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Start Date: 14-Feb-2013 - 18-Feb-2013
Contact: Lise Menn
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.aaas.org/
Meeting Description: This year AAAS will meet in Boston February 14-18 at the Hynes Convention Center. An enormous range of topics on science and science education will be presented.

Symposia of particular interest to linguists include:

The Language Organ, The Bases of Human Language in Human Biology, organized by Stephen Anderson, Yale (February 15, 8:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Historical Syntax: The Biology and Evolution of Human Language, organized by Joseph Salmons and David Lightfoot (February 15, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM)
Language Evolving: Genes and Culture in Ongoing Language Evolution, organized by Stephen Levinson and Karen Emmorey (February 15, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
The Connectome: From the Synapse to Brain Networks in Health and Disease; Old Dogs, New Tricks: How Plastic is the Human Brain? organized by David Holtzman, Washington University (February 16, 8:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Computation, Computational Efficiency, and Cognitive Science, organized by Anna Marie Di Sciullo and Robert Berwick (February 16, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Teaching the Brain to Speak Again: New Frontiers in Trauma and Stroke Recovery, organized by Nan Bernstein Ratner, Maryland and Margaret Rogers American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (February 16, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Understanding Memory: the Legacy of Case H.M., organized by Howard Eichenbaum, Boston University (February 18, 9:45 AM-12:45 PM)
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.5380


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