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Local Organising Committee
Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (PROLINCA):

- Viviana Nuñez, Vice-Dean Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities
- J. Diego Quesada, PROLINCA coordinator
- Isabel C. Bolanos, LOC Chair, isabel.bolanos.villalobos@una.cr
- Veronica Gallo, coordinador, verogafu@hotmail.com

Student Assistants on LOC
- Marcos Calderon (Transportation team)
- Hazel Campos, Natalia Rodriguez, Montserrat Casasola (Registration team)
- Rudy (Coffee Breaks and Cultural Activities team)


The SCL Executive Committee (2016–2018)

Silvia Kouwenberg
The University of the West Indies, Mona

Jo-Anne S. Ferreira
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Immediate Past President:
Janet Donnelly
College of the Bahamas
Clive Forrester
Waterloo University
Kathy-Ann Drayton
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Publications Officer:
Joseph Farquharson
The University of the West Indies, Mona

Korah Belgrave
The University of the West Indies, Cave HIll


René Zúñiga Argüello
National University of Costa Rica


Guest Speaker

Guest Speakers

J. Diego Quesada, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica. Dr. Quesada got his BA in English in 1986 and his Master's in Linguistics in 1989 at the University of Costa Rica Read More»

Joyce Pereira (University of Aruba) has a Master's in Dutch Language and Literature. She had taught Dutch and Papiamento didactics at the Instituto Pedagogico Arubano.. Read More»



Host University
The Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) is one of five public universities in Costa Rica, with the main campus located in the city of Heredia. Learn more»

Heredia, Heredia Province (Aug 5-8 and 11-12)
One of Costa Rica's most historical cities, founded in 1705 and nicknamed "City of Flowers". Located in central Costa Rica amidst vast coffee plantations and lush greenery. Learn more»

Limón (Aug 8-11)
Stretching along the Caribbean Coast, Limón is considered to be one of the most pristine and lush regions of Costa Rica. Learn more»

important dates

Important Dates

Submission of full papers:
12 August 2018

Early Bird Registration:
ends 30 June 2018

Notification of acceptance:
15 April 2018

Deadline for Abstracts:
15 February 2018
Extended to March 17

Early Notification of acceptance:
20 December 2017

Early Bird Abstracts:
30 October 2017

useful info

Social Programme

- Tuesday Conference Dinner (Heredia)
- Friday Lunch (Limón)
- Limón Cultural Activity (tba)
- Conference T-Shirt (preorder with registration)


social programme

Useful Information

Before you go:
- Airlines flying to Costa Rica
- Airport > Juan Santamaría International (SJO), San José
- Entry Requirements
- Visas by Nationality
- Yellow Fever Vaccination

Arriving in Costa Rica:
Click here to learn about airport transfers, currency,
mobile devices, getting around, shopping etc.