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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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Cross-Cultural Studies

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2013

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Dear Colleagues,

Cross-Cultural Studies invites submissions for its 2013 Fall edition.

Cross-Cultural Studies is a refereed multi-disciplinary journal published by Center for Cross-Cultural Studies at Kyung Hee University, Korea. Listed in Korea Citation Index, it seeks to provide a platform for publication of studies in the fields of cultural studies, language, and literature. Our journal welcomes inquiries into a particular culture and language as well as contrastive and comparative studies across different cultures.

- Submission Deadline: July 31, 2013.

- Manuscript format requirements:

1.Manuscripts should conform to the MLA style for bibliography.
2.Manuscripts should not exceed 8,400 words.
3.Manuscripts should be in Microsoft Word (.doc).
4.All manuscripts should be accompanied by an abstract of 100 to 120 words and 5 keywords.

Please email submissions to Editor, Dr. Dongho Pak: ccs1@khu.ac.kr


Best Wishes,

Dongho Pak,
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Cross-Cultural Studies


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