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ALA International Conference in Hamar, Norway

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Over 170 participants from 37 different countries took part in the 12th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness in Hamar, Norway, from July 1 to 4, 2014. For the first time, there were also participants from Africa, which speaks to the increasing importance of the conference and its main theme of Language Awareness. The contributions covered a wide range of topics on the role of language awareness in the learning and teaching of different languages. Prof. Dr. Claudia Finkbeiner and her team were among the speakers: Jennifer Schluer, Maria Skejic and Saida Khodieva. In addition, Dr. Sylvia Fehling,  Akademische Oberrätin at the University of Bayreuth (formerly University of Kassel) was active at the conference with her contribution to the ABCs workshop.
During the conference, Prof. Dr. Claudia Finkbeiner was re-elected for the fifth time (since 2006) as President of the international Association for Language Awareness for a further two years.
She was also unanimously confirmed in office: Prof. Dr. Joanna White, Montreal, Canada, Secretary General, Dr. Richard Aplin, Leicester, England, Treasurer and as ALA Committee members  Prof. Dr. Marcelo Concário, Baru, Brazil, Charlotte Kemp, Edinburgh, Scotland, Prof. Dr. David Lasagabaster, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain, Prof. Dr. Anita Malmqvist, Umeo, Sweden, Leila Ranta, Alberta, Canada, Dr. Agneta M.-L. Svalberg, Leicester, England and Prof. Dr. Andrea Young, Strasbourg, France. Prof. Dr. Banu Inan Karagul, Kocaeli, Turkey, was newly elected( ; ).