SCL Biennial Conference
SCL Biennial Conference
SCL Biennial Conference
SCL Biennial Conference
SCL Biennial Conference
SCL Biennial Conference
SCL Biennial Conference
SCL Biennial Conference


Society & Conference Rules


members1) ALL SCL authors are expected to be current members, i.e., in good financial standing, of the SCL. This includes joint authors not present. Click to become a new member or to renew membership.

2) Students must be currently registered in the academic year of the conference and must supply student ID number and proof of registration from their institution. According to the SCL constitution, an undergraduate or postgraduate student enrolled in the regular academic year as a candidate for a degree in a recognised tertiary college or university may become a student member on payment of dues. Student membership shall be limited to a maximum of six (6) years.

3) ALL authors are expected to confirm by e-mail and/or by pre-registering online that they will present their papers at the conference. Any author unable to be physically present may make arrangements directly with the Secretary to have his/her paper delivered by another (named) member. In such cases, the absent author must pay a registration fee to cover conference administration costs and materials. This also applies to joint authors not present.

4) ALL authors are expected to submit their full papers for distribution on the conference CD or website. The deadline date is 6 August 2016. (All papers on the CD or website will be protected pdf files and will be considered drafts for circulation among conference attendees, and will not be considered published documents for distribution.)

5) ALL members are invited to the SCL Biennial General Meeting where elections for the Executive will be held.


Venue: UWI, Mona Campus

The UWI Mona campus, located in Northern Kingston, encompasses 653 acres of land formerly part of two large sugar estates, Papine and Mona. Scattered throughout the campus are the famous historic ruins of a Roman-style aqueduct, water wheel, and other remnants of the sugar works which once stood on the site ....Read More »

Practical Information

Some practical information for Conference attendees, including:

- Arriving in Jamaica
- Currency
- Mobile Devices
- Getting around
- Eating Out
- Shopping

About 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. Read more


  • Population: 3,000,000 est;.2014
  • Capital: Kingston; 970,000 est. 2014
  • Area: 10,991 sq kms (4,244 sq miles)
  • Languages: English and Jamaican (English Creole)
  • International Airports: Norman Manley International (Kingston) and Sangster International (Montego Bay)
  • Telephone Code: 876
  • Time Zone: GMT - 5 hours

External Links


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Contact Us

  • Local Organising Cttee:

  • SCL Secretariat:

    SCL Secretary:
    Dr. Clive Forrester

    SCL Treasurer:
    Dr. Jo-Anne Ferreira