Society for Caribbean Linguistics 18th Biennial Conference

Event Date(s): 09/08/2010 - 13/08/2010

Location: Cave Hill, Barbados

The Society of Caribbean Linguistics, in conjunction with The UWI Faculty of Humanities and Education, is hosting the SCL 18th Biennial Conference, to be held at the Amaryllis Beach Resort in Barbados. Scholars, students, educators, writers, and the general public are all encouraged to participate. Sessions include presentations, workshops, colloquia, poster sessions, and plenary addresses.

Among the key speakers are Dr. Curwen Best, Senior Lecturer in Popular Culture and Literary Studies, Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature, UWI, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, and Professor John R. Rickford, the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Linguistics and the Humanities, Stanford University, and President of the Society for Caribbean Lingusitics.

These conferences, which are held every two years, provide many informal and meaningful opportunities for linguistic discussion. This year's conference is dedicated to the memory of Richard Allsopp and, in keeping with his contribution to language and culture, it has been themed "Caribbean Languages and Popular Culture."

Specially invited guests include Professor Mervyn C. Alleyne, Professor Emeritus, UWI, Mona, Professor Silvia Kouwenberg, UWI, Mona and Professor John McWhorter, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, lecturer at Columbia University.

This conference is open to all, with a special Language Teaching Workshop for teachers.

Conference Fees:

  • SCL Members - US$100
  • SCL Students Members - US$75
  • Non-Members - US$150
  • One-Day Observer Pass - US$75



  • Abstracts - 1st March, 2010
  • Notification of acceptance - 15th April, 2010
  • Hotel booking - 30th April, 2010
  • Rooms blocked for the Conference will be released after this date.
  • Full papers - 30th August, 2010


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