Ken Decker


7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Key Bldg., Room #208
Dallas, TX 75236



Current positions

Other experience


Language proficiency

Research interests

Selected publications

Publications in SIL International Bibliography

2005. The Song of Kriol: A Grammar of the Kriol Language of Belize. Belize Kriol Project: Belize City.

2004. A Case of Moribund English: Gustavia, St. Barthélemy. English World Wide, Vol.25:2. 217-254.

2004. “SIL International,” entry in The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religion. University of Illinois Press: Champaign, IL.

1997. Bileez Kriol Glassary an Spellin Gide. Belize Kriol Project: Belize City, Belize.1992. “Languages of Chitral, Vol. 5”, in the Sociolinguistic Survey of the Languages of Northern Pakistan series. O’Leary, Clare ed. Quad-I-Azam University: Islamabad, Pakistan and the Summer Institute of Linguistics: Dallas, TX.

1996. Orthography Development for Belize Creole. 1994 Mid-America Linguistics Conference Papers, Vol. 2. Ingemann, Frances ed. University of Kansas: Lawrence, KS.

1991. Strategy for Data Collection in Bilingual Communities. Proceedings of the Summer Institute of Linguistics International Language Assessment Conference, 1989. Kindell, Gloria E. ed. Summer Institute of Linguistics: Dallas, TX.

1989. So You Want To SLOPE Someone. International Language Assessment Conference Handbook. Summer Institute of Linguistics: Dallas, TX (The blue Language Survey binder.)

Selected papers presented

2005. “The Kokoy Language of Dominica.” Presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE) Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

2002. “Moribund English: The Case of Gustavia English, St. Barthelemy.” Presented at the 14th Biennial meeting of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics Conference, San Augustine, Trinidad.

2000. “Vowel & Suprasegmental features in Belizean Creole.” Presented at the 74th Annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, joint session with the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, Chicago, IL.

2000. “The Use of Belize Kriol to Improve English Proficiency.” Presented at the Fifth International Creole Workshop, Florida International University, Miami, FL.

1997. “The Belize Creole Project: Progress and Plans.” Presented at the Third Interdisciplinary Conference, University College of Belize, Belize City, Belize.

1994. “Orthography Development for Belize Creole.” Presented at the 10th Biennial meeting of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics, joint meeting with the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, University of Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana.

1992. “Factors Affecting Language Maintenance And Shift In Chitral, Pakistan.” Presented at the Second International Conference on Maintenance and Loss of Minority Languages, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.