SIL International Media Release

Papers at conference for Caribbean, Creole and Pidgin linguistics

(August 2008) Five papers were presented by SIL linguists at a conference 28–31 July in Cayenne, French Guiana. A total of 80 papers were read at the joint meeting of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL) and the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics. Approximately 100 people attended the conference, which had a theme of Usage, application and development of the languages of the Caribbean and the Guianas.

Papers presented by SIL personnel

SIL linguist becomes honorary member of SCL

SIL linguist George Huttar, PhD—a charter member of SCL since its founding in 1972—was added to the ranks of honorary members during the biennial general meeting. As an untiring advocate of creole languages, he has presented papers in various linguistic societies and lectured at more than twenty universities. He is currently an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, having been on the Editorial Advisory Committee since 1985. Also since that year, he has been an Editorial Board member of the Creole Language Library and an Adjunct Professor of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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