SCL 24th Biennial Conference & 50th Anniversary

SCL 2022 goes Virtual

The Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL) will meet online from 2 to 4 August 2022 for its 24th Biennial Conference and 50th Anniversary celebrations — SCL Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) 2022. The Conference will be hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics (Faculty of Humanities and Education) at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine under the theme “New Frontiers in Caribbean Language Research.”

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Important Dates

- Early Bird (Re)Submission of Abstracts via EasyAbs:
15 March to 30 April 2022
- (Re)Submission of Abstracts via EasyAbs:
30 April to 31 May 2022
- Notification of acceptance:
15 May 2022
- Deadline for Submission of full papers:
30 August 2022

Call for Papers

New abstracts on all types of Caribbean languages are invited. Caribbean languages include spoken and signed languages, Amerindian languages, Creole languages, standardised, official and non-standardised language varieties, immigrant languages, heritage languages, endangered languages, and religious and ritual languages. Read More»


Conference Sessions

Instructions for Joining sessions online
Keynote Addresses
Abstract Submission
Abstract Guidelines
ePoster presentations


Keynote Speakers

This year's programme comprises three Keynote Addresses. These will be presented by Michel DeGraff, Bettina Migge and Jo-Anne Ferreira Read more»

Host University

The University of the West Indies, 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»

Conference Rules

1) ALL presenters at SCL conferences are expected to be current members, i.e., in good financial standing, of the SCL. This includes joint authors not present. Become a new member or renew membership.
2) Students must be currently registered in the academic year of the conference and must supply a student ID number and proof of registration from their institution. Read More

Member Testimonial

"SCL has connected me to a vibrant research community interested in the languages spoken in the Caribbean and South America. The biennial conferences offer a unique opportunity to learn about a wide range of linguistic phenomena and to get to know different Caribbean and South American contexts. A bun te a bun!" Bettina Migge, University College Dublin. Visit our Membership Spotlight page to meet more members.

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