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T he 19th Biennial Conference of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics was held from 30 July to 3 August 2012 at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, Nassau, Bahamas. SCL also celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012. The Conference theme was "Linguistic Diversity, Identity and Structure(s) in the Caribbean: Assessing the Past and Planning for the Future."
News and Announcements

View Conference Photos here
12 August 2012



Restaurant Discounts at Sheraton
24 July 2012

The Sheraton is offering delegates a 20% discount at its Bimini Market and Amici restaurants. Please note that your are required to wear your name badge to take advantage of this offer.


Draft Programme posted
23 July 2012

The third drafft of the conference programme has been posted.


Third and Final Call for Abstracts
14 February 2012

The deadline for submission of Abstracts has been extended to 1 March 2012 (abstracts submitted by this time will receive their notifications by 30 April 2012).


Notice to Students
7 Feburary 2012

All students planning to attend/present at/do volunteer work at SCL Bahamas 2012, please email secretary@scl-online.net

Accommodation Posted
17 December 2011

The Conference accommodation is up! Book early to benefit from the group rate!

Call for Papers
19 October 2011

In its 40th anniversary, the Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL) will meet in Nassau in the Bahamas from 30 July to 3 August 2012. The conference is hosted by the  College of the Bahamas.  The Conference theme is "Linguistic Diversity, Identity and Structure(s) in the Caribbean: Assessing the Past and Planning for the Future."

The Beginnings - SCL celebrates 40 years in 2012
19 October 2011

The Society had its beginnings in the 1968 Creole Linguistics Conference at the Mona campus of The University of the West Indies in Jamaica, and was formally established in July 1972 at the St. Augustine campus of The U.W.I. in Trinidad & Tobago ....


Conference Flyer

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Website designed by Alison Johnson, UWI, Cave Hill (Barbados)


30 JULY- 3 AUGUST 2012

Deadline for Sheraton group rate
30 JUNE 2012


15 APRIL 2012
(30 APRIL 2012 for those
received by extended deadline)


15 February 2012
***Extended to
1 March 2012***


Society for Caribbean Linguistics:

Dr Jo-Anne Ferreira
The University of the West Indies
St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
E-mail: secretary@scl-online.net

Local Organising Committee:
Chanti Seymour
Janet Donnelly
College of the Bahamas
Oakes Field, P.O. Box N-4912
Nassau, The Bahamas
Email: cseemore@hotmail.com
janetldonnelly@ gmail.com