SCL Biennial Conference
SCL Biennial Conference

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




The Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL) will meet at The University of the West Indies (UWI) in Jamaica from 1 to 6 August 2016 (travel dates 1 & 6 August) for its 21st Biennial Conference. The Conference will be hosted by the UWI Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy, the Jamaican Language Unit (JLU) and the International Centre for Caribbean Language Research (ICCLR) under the theme "Caribbean Languages 2 di World: Caribbean Languages in a Globalized World".

Read the Call for Papers | View Conference Programme

Travel Alert: The Ministry of Health, Jamaica has advised that persons travelling to Jamaica from Yellow fever endemic countries or Yellow fever affected areas are required to show proof at the ports of entry of having received a Yellow fever vaccination. Please note that this includes travel to Trinidad and Tobago.


Conference Newsletter: Issue 1 May 2016 | Issue 2 June 2016

Jamaica 54 Independence and Emancipation activities brochure



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 »

Important Dates
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

Contact Us

Local Organising Committee:

Prof Silvia Kouwenberg

Prof Hubert Devonish

SCL Secretariat:

SCL Secretary
Dr. Clive Forrester

SCL Treasurer:
Dr. Jo-Anne Ferreira

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  • 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

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