Call for Papers

The Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL) will host its 21st Biennial Conference to be held at The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, The conference theme is: Caribbean Languages to the World. Abstracts on all issues and topics related to Caribbean languages are welcome.

Caribbean languages include spoken and signed languages, Amerindian languages, creole languages, standardised, official and non-standardised language varieties, immigrant languages, heritage languages, endangered languages, and religious and ritual languages.

The conference organisers are encouraging in particular, panels in the following areas, with a view to early paper publication after the conference:

  • Language and Law
  • The Researcher/ Linguist as Public Intellectual
  • Language and Education
  • Language Rights
  • Language and Music
  • Language and Sexuality
  • Bilingualism in All Its Manifestations

    Deadline for submission of abstracts – 15 February 2016 ***Extended to 29 February 2016

    Notification of acceptance - 15 April 2016

    Deadline for submission of full papers (special panels identified above) – 6 August 2016

    Conference – 1-6 August 2016
    (travel dates1 & 6 August)