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The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) Conference, October 10, 2014.

Conference Theme: South Carolina's Cultures and Languages: Identifying, Documenting and Interpreting

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. Please send a 250-300 word abstract by April 14, 2014 via email to ssalone@scsu.edu. 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
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

We will notify accepted applicants by June 15, 2014. Updates of the conference will be posted on this website.

*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.