Conference on Caribbean and African Creoles

Caribbean and African Creoles as structurally legitimate languages varieties: Role and Function in teaching and learning.
When May 10, 2008
from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Faculty Dining Room 2D01
Contact Name
Contact Phone 718-262-2450
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Open plenary Keynote:

Dr. Hubery Devonish

Professor of linguistics, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, Caribbean

Guest Speaker

Dr. Adelaide Stanford

Deputy Chancellor, New York State Board of Regents.

“Politics and Ideology in Discourses on Language; Case from the Caribbean”
Dr. Hubert Devonish, Department of Language, Linguistics & Philosophy, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, WI

  • Style and Structure of Creole Languages and African American Vernacular:  Identity and Education (10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
  • Raising Silent Voices in Classrooms:  Schooling of Haitian and West African students (11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.)
  • Researching Language Change: Case of the Berbice Dutch (1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.)
  • Interpretations and Misinterpretations:  Perspectives and Practices in Language Variations in Elementary and College Classrooms in NYC (2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
  • Issues and Challenges:  Directions in Language Policy & Classroom Practices (3:30 p.m. – 3:50p.m.)

 (3:55 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
 “Constructing Vernacular Shift Culture in the Trans-Caribbean” Edited by Dr. Holger Henke
Presenters/Authors:  Dr. Connie Sutton & others

Dr. Hubert Devonish, Dr. J.A. George Irish, Dr. Christa de Kleine, Dr. Pedro Noguera, Dr. Ian Robertson, Dr. Adelaide Sanford, Dr. Arthur Spears, Dr. Coleen Clay, Dr. Jean Francois, Ms. Rasheda Hallet and Professor Monica Dyer. Dr. Walter Edwards, Dr. Maria-Luisa Ruiz

Admission: Free - Advance Registration Required.