The Caribbean Today: Language Awareness and Language

The Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL) will host its 20th Biennial Conference and will meet with the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL) and the Associação de Crioulos de Base Lexical Portuguesa e Espanhola (ACBLPE) at the Holiday Inn Resort, Palm Beach, Aruba from 5 to 8 August 2014.

The conference is hosted by the Fundacion Lanta Papiamento, Instituto Pedagogico Arubano, Departamento di Cultura Aruba and the Biblioteca Nacional Aruba.

The Conference theme is The Caribbean Today: Language Awareness and Language Development.

More information and online registration: 2014 Conference and main conference website

The Conference theme is The Caribbean Today: Language Awareness and Language Development. Abstracts on all Caribbean, and Pidgin and Creole languages are invited. Caribbean languages include:

  • •          spoken and signed languages,
  • •          Amerindian languages,
  • •          Creole languages,
  • •          standardized, official and non-standardized language varieties,
  • •          immigrant languages,
  • •          heritage languages,
  • •          endangered languages, and
  • •          religious and ritual languages.

Abstracts pertaining to Aruban, Bonairean and Curaçaoan Language Issues and Situations with a focus on Papiamento/u (in any sub-discipline of linguistics) are especially invited.

Summary of Key Dates:

  • •          Abstract submission opens: 15 December 2013
  • •          Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 February 2014
  • •          Notification of acceptance: 15 April 2014
  • •          Deadline for submission of full papers: before or at the Conference

E tema di e conferencia ta: 'Caribe awe: conscientisacion linguistico y desaroyo di lenga'. Ta acepta resumen di charla tocante tur lenga di Caribe, lenga pidgin y lenga crioyo. Lenga di Caribe ta inclui lenga papia y di seña, lenga Indjan, lenga crioyo, variante di lenga standarisa, oficial y no standarisa, lenga di inmigrante, lenga patrimonial, lenga den peliger di extincion y lenga religioso y ritual. Ta acepta specialmente resumen cu ta trata aspecto y situacion linguistico di Aruba, Boneiro y Corsou cu enfoke riba Papiamento/u (di cualkier subdisciplina di linguistica).

Biblioteca Nacional Aruba
George Madurostraat 13
Oranjestad Aruba
Phone +297 582-1580
Fax +297 582-5493

Branch San Nicolas
Peter Stuyvesantstraat z/n
San Nicolas Aruba
Phone +297 584-5277 /
+297 584-3939
Fax +297 584-5004

Dept. Arubiana/Caribiana
Bachstraat 5
Oranjestad Aruba
Phone +297 582-6924

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