South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) Conference

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Call for Papers
October 7, 2016
South Carolina, United States
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Humanities, Languages, Linguistics, Literature

South Carolina State University’s Department of English and The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) will host an inter-disciplinary Conference on October 7, 2016.

Conference Theme:  America’s southern cultures and identities:  language, customs, literature. 

The organizing committee is soliciting proposals for 20-minute presentations on topics related to language, culture, dialects, literature, film, communities, and other  areas that highlight research and documentation studies on  South Carolina’s cultures and languages as well as Southern regional cultures, languages and communities.  Please send a 250-300 word abstract by March 14, 2016.  Please send it via email to  Please send the following information with the abstract.

  1. Name and affiliation of the presenter.
  2. Email address
  3. Title of the presentation.
  4. Abstract (approximately 250-300 words)
  5. AV equipment requests, if any.

Possible topic areas:

Southern Regional Cultures

Southern Regional literatures

South Carolina literatures

African-American Cultures

Hispanic Cultures/Language Variation

Jewish Cultures

Native American Cultures

Gullah dialects

Geechee dialects

Gullah/Geechee Cultures

Non-standard dialects of South Carolina

Regional dialects of South Carolina

Languages of Native American ethnic groups

South-Eastern Regional Cultures and Languages

SC wedding, reunion, funeral traditions

Regional language varieties

Culture through literature

South Carolina authors

Culture and language through film

Culture and language  from the perspective of broadcast and journalism studies The Geechee Culture and its influence in the Low-country of South Carolina  (language, food, community)

Hip Hop: culture or fad?

Booming Immigrant populations (Asian, Indian, Hispanic): Are they integrated or isolated?


We will notify accepted applicants by June 15, 2016.


*The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) is a program of the Department of English and Modern Languages and the College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences, SC State University, Orangeburg, SC.


Contact Info: 

Dr. Sukari B. Salone

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