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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: Expert Seminar on 'Social Media and Lesser Used Languages'
Location: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Start Date: 28-Nov-2012 - 30-Nov-2012
Contact: Aukje Holtrop
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.mercator-research.eu/events/upcoming-events-mercator/expert-seminar-on-social-media-and-lesser-used-languages/
Meeting Description: Since 2007, the Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands) and the Basque Government ( Basque Country)have an agreement to organise a European Expert Seminar every year.

The central focus of the fifth seminar, which will be held in November 2012, will be: 'Social media and its impact for lesser used languages'.

Another part of the agreement is a research project on multilingualism and multilingual education, a comparative study of the Basque Autonomous Community and the province of Fryslân. This multi-annual research project is carried out by the Mercator Research Centre in collaboration with the University of the Basque Country.

If you have any questions or if you would like to participate in the expert seminar, please click here, limited places available!
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 23.4615

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