Welcome to SCL 2020

The Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL) will meet in Trinidad & Tobago from 3 to 9 August 2020 (including travel days) for its 23rd Biennial Conference. The Conference will be hosted by The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, under the theme “Caribbean Linguistic Heritage and Digital Initiatives.”

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Keynote Speaker

Details on Keynote Speaker coming soon.


Important Dates

Submission of full papers: 12 August 2020
Early Bird Registration:
Notification of acceptance of paper: 15 April 2020
Deadline for Abstracts: 15 February 2020 (Extended to 15 March 2020)
Early Notification of acceptance: 20 December 2019
Early Bird Abstracts: 30 October 2019

Travelling to Trinidad & Tobago

Arrival by air
Entry Requirements


The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus. The UWI St. Augustine campus is situated 15km from the bustling capital of one of the Caribbean’s most rapidly developing island states, Trinidad and Tobago. Read more»

Trinidad and Tobago is a dual-island nation in the southern Caribbean, located a mere 7 miles off the coast of Venezuela. Life in Trinidad is much more fast-paced than in Tobago, which is more laidback and serene. Trinidad is where the action is—festivals, shopping, nightlife and business. Read more»

About The SCL

The SCL is a scholarly linguistics Society dedicated to the study of language in the Caribbean and to the dissemination of both the theoretical and applied research of its members. The Society had its beginnings in the 1968 Creole Linguistics Conference at the Mona campus of The University of the West Indies in Jamaica, and was formally established in July 1972 at the St. Augustine campus of The U.W.I. in Trinidad & Tobago. Read more>

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