ICS Conference: “Multilingual Caribbean III”  

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Multilingual Caribbean III (Caribe Plurilingüe III) is a one-day conference that provides an overview of research conducted by graduate students at the University of Puerto Rico on Caribbean languages. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Caribbean Studies at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, the one-day conference will take place on May 6, 2014, at the Manuel Maldonado Denis Amphitheatre (CRA 108) of the Carmen Rivera de Alvarado Building, School of Social Sciences, UPR-RP. Here is a schedule:

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Language and Gender in Santería – Neusa Rodríguez Montemoíño

Restricciones culturales y ordenamiento de la gramática de Nayja (el criollo nigeriano) – John E. Rueda Chaves y Diego Negrao Guerra

Maritime Speech Communities and Caribbean Speech – Sally J. Delgado

Chinese Immigrants and Identity in the Caribbean – Carlos Rodríguez Iglesias

Question and answer period.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

El inglés y la identidad en Ghana y en Puerto Rico – Hernán R. Rosario Rivera

Identity and Code Switching in Puerto Rico – Hannia Lao Meléndez

Perceptions on Language Endangerment in the Caribbean – Petra Avillán León

Multidialectismo en el español en el contacto con el criollo san andresano: Variación de /s/ en coda silábica – John E. Rueda Chaves

Question and answer period.

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

The Use of Language in Dolores Joseph’s “Limón in the Raw” – Marisol Joseph Haynes

The Transformation of the Language of East Indian Indentured Laborers in Trinidad – Manaswini Singh

The 1848 Slave Rebellion in St. Croix – Roberto C. Sánchez Zayas

Question and answer period.

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Agency and motivation in linguistic creolization in the English, Spanish, Dutch, and French Caribbean: Beyond Anansi to Débrouillardisme and Breguismo – Diana Ursulin Mopsus, Jean Ourdy Pierre, Brenda Domínguez Rosado, Petra Avillán León, Damarys Crespo Valedón, Pier Angeli LeCompte Zambrana, Lourdes González Cotto, Hannia Lao Meléndez, Carlos Rodríguez Iglesias, Jenny Lozano Cosme, Marisol Joseph Haynes, Aida Vergne, and Vanessa Austin

Racial Terminology in the Caribbean – Vanessa Rivas

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Orthographies for Afro-Caribbean English Lexifier Creoles: The Languages that Dare not Write their Names – Mayra Cortés Piñeiro & Elizabeth A. Barrows

La diáspora judía en el Caribe – Moisés Hernández Amateau

The Changing Impact of Standard English on Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and in the Diaspora – Rubén Lebrón León

The New Immigration Reform and the Caribbean Diaspora in New York – John Paul Muñoz Soto

Question and answer period.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

The African Roots of La Bomba – Teresa González López

An Overview of the Linguistic Situation in the SSS Islands (St. Martin, St. Eustatius and Saba) – Jenny Lozano Cosme

La entonación de declarativas neutras en wayuunaiki – Alex Ortega Ortega

Para una tonología de la lengua de la Isla del Príncipe: Un análisis de los tonos contornos – Diego Negrao Guerra

Question and answer period.

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

¿Hay espacio en la lingüística y la criollística para el conocimiento intuitivo y espiritual? – Cándida González-López

Creole Exceptionalism: Cleverly Disguised Racism? – Teresa González López

Question and answer period.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 m.

Micro y macro estructura semántica en el discurso periodistico sobre la victima y el victimario – Anthony Díaz

The Influence of the Mass Media in the Development of Bilingualism in Puerto Rico – Xiomara Alicea

The Role of Women in Virgin Islands Poetry: Female and Male Perspectives – Joanne Rodríguez Addarich

Question and answer period.

Live transmission via: http://ustream.tv/channel/cc71

Most of the previous Caribbean Conferences are available online at http://goo.gl/y4XHHl.

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