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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: 6th International Free Linguistics Conference

      
Short Title: FLC 2012
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Start Date: 06-Oct-2012 - 07-Oct-2012
Contact: Douglas Rees
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.freelinguistics.org/
Meeting Description: The aim of this conference is to provide scholars, researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students with current research issues from all fields of linguistics & TESOL an open and widely accessible forum.

The conference is free due to generous sponsorship from the University of Sydney.

The main feature that distinguishes this conference is its focus on freedom:

Freedom from linguistic subfield divisions
Freedom from an established and rigid theme for presentations
Freedom from fees
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.1853


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