University of Puerto Rico: ICS Panel Presentations

This item is belated and I regret not having posted it earlier, but I wanted to share some of the interesting research projects carried out by students at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. The Institute of Caribbean Studies at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras (UPR-RP) hosted its last event in the Conferencias Caribeñas 10 lecture series, the presentation “El Caribe plurilingüe: un panorama de trabajos de investigación sobre las lenguas caribeñas llevados a cabo por estudiantes graduados de la Universidad de Puerto Rico” [The Plurilingual Caribbean: A Panorama of Research Projects on Caribbean Language by Graduate Students at the UPR].

The event was moderated by Dr. Nicholas Faraclas (Linguistics Graduate Program and English Department, College of Humanities, UPR-RP). It was held today, Monday, April 30, 2012, from 1:00 to 4:00pm in Amphitheatre Manuel Maldonado Denis (CRA 108) of Carmen Rivera de Alvarado (CRA) Building, School of Social Sciences, UPR-RP.

Topics included were: Women, Resistance, and Transmission of Language and Culture; Proverbs in the Caribbean: The African Connection; Semiotics of Fear in Social Campaigns for STD Prevention;  Pirate English of the Caribbean in the 17th and 18th Centuries; Resistance, Agency, and the Reconceptualization of the Maroon and Marronage; Spiritual Practices, Resistance, and the Origin of Creole Languages; Codeswitching between Limonese Creole and Spanish in Limón, Costa Rica; Modern Spanish and its Contact with Haitian Creole; Sociolinguistic Studies of  (-s), (f-) y (x-) in the Palenquero Spanish of Barranquilla, Colombia; and African Influences on Crucian and Other Caribbean Creole Languages.

Comments and suggestions on the presentation will be welcome at iec-ics@upr.edu

For further information, you may call Dr. Humberto García Muñiz, Director, at (787) 764-0000, extension 4212, or write to iec@uprrp.edu

Also see the Institute of Caribbean Studies on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#%21/pages/Instituto-de-Estudios-del-Caribe-UPR/146169468754542?ref=sgm

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