"Caribbean Language Studies and Educational Development"
held in honour of Douglas Taylor

Dominica, 2-6 August 2006




The Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL) met at the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau, Dominica (or Wai'tukubuli) from 2 to 6 August 2006. The Conference theme was Caribbean Language Studies and Educational Development, and the Conference was dedicated to the memory of Douglas MacRae Taylor, linguist, anthropologist, and authority on Dominican Island Carib language and culture.

Special highlights of the Conference included:

  • Papers on Caribbean Arawakan languages
  • Papers on Caribbean French Creole
  • Papers on Dominican English Creole/Kokoy

Special plenary lectures were delivered by acclaimed Dominican historian and anthropologist, Dr. Lennox Honychurch; and Dr. Pauline Christie, Jamaican linguist and pioneer in the study of Dominican French Creole.

The SCL Biennial General Meeting for members and Executive Committee meeting was held at the conference.



Abstracts on all types of Caribbean languages, including Amerindian languages, creole languages, standard and non-standard varieties, and immigrant languages were invited. For Dominica 2006, abstracts on all aspects of Caribbean French Creole, Kokoy, and Arawakan languages, notably Dominican Island Carib and Central American Garífuna (Black Carib), were especially invited and strongly encouraged.

Abstracts on any of the following pertinent areas in Caribbean language(s) and linguistics were invited:

  • phonology
  • morphology
  • syntax
  • semantics
  • lexicon
  • sociology of language and sociolinguistics
  • dialectology
  • language development or history, and
  • language in education.


2006 Programme | Minutes of the Biennial General Meeting, 5 Aug 2006


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