SCL 25th Biennial Conference

The Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL), in collaboration with the Society for Pidgin and Creole Languages (SPCL), will meet in Guyana from 5 to 9 August 2024 for its 25th Biennial Conference. The Conference will be hosted by the University of Guyana, under the theme “Looking Back and Moving Forward: Innovations in Language Theory, Policy and Practice.”

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Important Dates

Conference Dates: 5-9 August 2024 

Early bird deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 March 2024

Final deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 April 2024

Notification of acceptance: 15 April 2024 (early bird) & 15 May 2024 (regular) 


Call for Papers

Abstracts on all types of Caribbean languages are invited. 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.. Read More»



Travel & Accommodation

See list of suggested accommodation

OGL - Eugene F. Correia International Airport. Located in the Demerara-Mahaica region, 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) east of the capital, Georgetown.
GEO - Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Located in the city of Timehri, 41 kilometres (25 miles) south of the capital, Georgetown.

Venue & Host University

The University of Guyana, the national University of Guyana, now in its 60th year, was founded in October 1963, three years before Guyana became independent" Read more

Conference Rules

1) ALL presenters at SCL conferences are expected to be current members, i.e., in good financial standing, of the SCL. This includes joint authors not present. Become a new member or renew membership.
2) Students must be currently registered in the academic year of the conference and must supply a student ID number and proof of registration from their institution. Read More

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"SCL has connected me to a vibrant research community interested in the languages spoken in the Caribbean and South America. The biennial conferences offer a unique opportunity to learn about a wide range of linguistic phenomena and to get to know different Caribbean and South American contexts. A bun te a bun!" Bettina Migge, University College Dublin. Visit our Membership Spotlight page to meet more members.

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