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SCL and SPCL Cayenne 2008 : Usage, application and development of the languages of the Caribbean and the Guianas

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Link: http://www.scl-online.net/callforpapers2008.html
 
When Jul 28, 2008 - Jul 31, 2008
Where Cayenne, French Guiana
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2008
Notification Due Apr 15, 2008
Categories    linguistics
 

Call For Papers

The Society for Caribbean Linguistics, in conjunction with the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, invites you to its Seventeenth Biennial Conference

Usage, application and development of the languages of the Caribbean and the Guianas

The Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL) and the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL) will meet at the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de la Guyane in Cayenne, French Guiana from Monday 28 to Thursday 31 July 2008. The Conference theme is "Usage, application and development of the languages of the Caribbean and the Guianas."

More information on online registration, air links (Air France, LIAT and AA), visas, accommodation, and a special conference field trip (3-day trip to the Kali'na in west French Guiana) will soon be posted.

CALL FOR PAPERS
INVITED TOPICS

Abstracts on all types of Caribbean languages are invited. Caribbean languages include Amerindian languages, creole languages, standard, official and non-standard language varieties, and immigrant languages. As this is a joint conference with the SPCL, papers on non-Caribbean creole languages are also welcome. For Cayenne 2008, abstracts on all aspects of Antillean and Guianese languages are especially invited and strongly encouraged.

Abstracts pertaining to any of the following panel themes are invited (in any sub-discipline of linguistics):

1. Language description: Amerindian languages
2. Language description: creole languages
3. Language contact: diachronic and synchronic
4. Sociolinguistic contexts and settings
5. Language and education
6. Language and migration
7. Linguistic practices and new technologies
8. Postcolonial pragmatics

ABSTRACTS

Abstracts will be submitted to a joint SCL/SPCL six-member panel for anonymous review, and should be submitted electronically to secretary (a) scl-online.net (see the website for instructions).

*DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS - 15 FEBRUARY 2008*
*DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPERS - 1 JULY 2008*

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