[Lingtyp] Society for Caribbean Linguistics - 24th Biennial Conference and 50th Anniversary Celebration

KOUWENBERG,Silvia silvia.kouwenberg at uwimona.edu.jm
Mon Mar 14 03:48:41 UTC 2022


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 University of the West Indies, St Augustine under the theme “𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗯𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵.”

For those whose submissions were accepted (for the previous conference of 2020) and have not been presented or published elsewhere, and who wish to move forward to SCL T&T 2022, with or without modifications, please fill out this Google form: https://tinyurl.com/2p886w4b . Any abstracts being modified will go through the EasyAbs portal on LinguistList.org as before, and must follow the abstract submission guidelines (found on the abstract submission portal webpage and below). For those who wish to submit new abstracts for SCL T&T 2022, please note the SCL Conference Rules below, before submitting. We look forward to hearing from you!

And just in case you were wondering... SCL T&T 2020 moved to the SCL Virtual Caribbean Language Festival 2020 because of COVID-19. We had received 100 abstract submissions for SCL T&T 2020, and sent out several acceptance letters before COVID-19 hit, and had to cancel the traditional conference, but we are happy that we were able to reach a new audience via our YouTube channel. See the Festival Playlist here - https://tinyurl.com/2p8mbk86.

For SCL T&T 2022, 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. The Conference organisers are especially encouraging abstracts pertaining to any of the following panel themes (other panel themes on Caribbean Languages and Linguistics may be proposed):

- Revitalisation of Indigenous Languages of the Insular and Greater Caribbean
- Digitisation of Heritage Caribbean Languages
- Virtual Language Museums
- Caribbean Languages and Linguistic Reparations 
- Relevance of Linguistics in Education in the Caribbean
- Languages in Contact in the Caribbean
- Geolinguistics in the Caribbean
- Language and Communication in the Caribbean
- Translation and Interpreting in the Caribbean
- Language Endangerment and Language Death in the Caribbean
- Language Policies in Multilingual Caribbean Societies
- Language and Identity in the Caribbean
- Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) in the Caribbean
- Language and Music in the Caribbean 
- Forensic Linguistics in the Caribbean
- Linguistic Connections between the Islands (insular Caribbean) and Rimlands (continental Caribbean)

*𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝑫𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒔 2–4 𝑨𝒖𝒈𝒖𝒔𝒕 2022

*𝑶𝒏𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝑨𝒃𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕 𝑺𝒖𝒃𝒎𝒊𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝑬𝒂𝒔𝒚𝑨𝒃𝒔
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*𝑬𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒚𝑩𝒊𝒓𝒅 𝑷𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 (𝑹𝒆)𝑺𝒖𝒃𝒎𝒊𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝑨𝒃𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒔: 15 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒄𝒉 𝒕𝒐 30 𝑨𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒍 2022 

*𝑵𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒇𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒂𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒑𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆: 15 𝑴𝒂𝒚 2022

*𝑭𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝑷𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 (𝑹𝒆)𝑺𝒖𝒃𝒎𝒊𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝑨𝒃𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒔: 30 𝑨𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒍 𝒕𝒐 31 𝑴𝒂𝒚 2022

*𝑫𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒔𝒖𝒃𝒎𝒊𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍 𝒑𝒂𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔: 30 𝑨𝒖𝒈𝒖𝒔𝒕 2022

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𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒄𝒕 𝒊𝒏𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏:
𝑫𝒓 𝑪𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝑭𝒐𝒓𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓

𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 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. Go to the website or email secretary at scl-online.net for a PayPal link 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 a 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 email and/or by pre-registering online (link to be provided) that they will present their papers at the conference. Any author unable to 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 by the deadline date (All papers 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.
6) Conference presenters (papers or posters) are limited to one single abstract and one joint abstract per conference. Please confirm with the Secretary since space in this virtual conference is limited.
7) While not a rule, the organisers are always grateful to accepted presenters for advance notification of cancellation.
Please see the SCL Constitution: http://www.scl-online.net/membership/constitution.htm - the Biennial General Meeting including Elections will be held during the conference.

𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝘂𝗯𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝗯𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀 (𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆) 

Please read the 𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗥𝘂𝗹𝗲𝘀 above before submitting an abstract. 
Please follow these seven instructions carefully. If the instructions are not followed, abstracts WILL BE rejected altogether and will not be considered. No acknowledgement of receipt will be sent in the case of such submissions. Late abstracts will not be considered or acknowledged.  
1) 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁: An abstract must be no more than 500 words (see suggestions for successful abstracts below). Please indicate the word count at the bottom of the abstract. Except for the instructions given below, no special form or format is needed for this initial submission of the abstract.
2) At the top of the abstract, put the title. 
3) To ensure anonymity, do not put your name in the abstract name or in the abstract itself. 
4) For IPA transcriptions, please use ANY Unicode font. Special non-Unicode fonts often do not transmit accurately. Lucida Sans Unicode is automatically available in Microsoft Word. We particularly recommend Doulos SIL (a Unicode font, among others, available at http://scripts.sil.org/DoulosSIL_download for Mac and PC users). If you use any non-Unicode font for IPA transcriptions in your abstract or your paper, you must submit a PDF copy to EasyAbs. If you need a PDF creator, go to this site to choose a free downloadable PDF creator: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PDF_software. If you send a hard copy, e-mail secretary at scl-online.net to let us know. You should also send your special fonts file via e-mail attachment for our compilation of the programme. Submitting your abstract: easyabs 
5) When submitting your abstract, please indicate whether you are submitting as part of a proposed panel. 
6) Please indicate whether you prefer to present your paper as a poster or as an oral presentation. (Posters should be a maximum of 3' w x 31/2' h OR 3 1/2' w x 3' h - poster presentations guidelines for a virtual conference will be sent to those interested). 
7) Participants should indicate what spoken language they plan to present in (French, English, Spanish or Kwéyòl/Kreyòl) or which sign language, and whether they will need interpretation at the conference. These facilities may or may not be available.
𝗜𝗠𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧𝗔𝗡𝗧 𝗡𝗢𝗧𝗘: Please note that all conference papers are normally distributed AFTER the conference. The format for the submission of papers will be sent to all those whose abstracts have been accepted and whose papers will have been delivered at the conference.
𝗦𝘂𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗔𝗯𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀 
Abstracts are more often rejected because they omit crucial information rather than because of errors in what they do include. Make sure the abstract clearly indicates your point. 

Choose a title that clearly indicates the topic of the paper, but is as short as possible. 
State the problem or research question, with specific reference to relevant prior research. 

State the main point or argument of the proposed presentation. 
Cite sufficient data, and explain why and how they support the main point or argument. When examples are in languages or varieties other than standard English, provide word-by-word glosses and capitalise the portions of the examples which are critical to the argument. Explain abbreviations at their first occurrence. 
Indicate the nature of the research design and the specific hypothesis. If your paper is not yet complete, report the results you have already obtained (or what you expect to obtain) in sufficient detail so that your abstract may be properly evaluated.
State the relevance of your ideas to past work or to the future development of the field. Describe analyses in as much detail as possible. Avoid saying in effect "a solution to this problem will be presented." State what the "solution" is/might be. If you are taking a stand on an issue, summarise the arguments that lead you to your position.

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