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S.C. Project on Language and Culture Conference Recap

October 10, 2014
SC State University

The Department of English and Modern Languages, supported by The Humanities Council SC) , hosted its first South Carolina Project on Language and Culture Conference at SC State University on October 10, 2014. Conference highlights and photos can be found below:


Topics Discussed:

• "Documenting Native American Narratives" (Dr. Stephen Criswell, Keynote Speaker)
• "Successes and Challenges of Reviving the Catawba Language"
• "The Religiosity of an Indigenous People"
• "Classroom Culture: On the Absence of Dialect in an Elective Creating Writing Class"
• "A Study of Shadow Families in South Carolina"
• "Afrocentric Education: A Culturally Relevant Approach to Community-based Education"
• "Lead on With Light: Rural and Urban Values in Gloria Naylor's Mama Day"
• "South Carolina: A Haven for Latinos"
• "Talkin' Good & Teachin' Well: Advocating Dialect Diversity in South Carolina"
• "On the Nature of Creole Genesis and Language Change: Evidence from Gullah-Geechee"
• "Unreality in Gullah: Reflections on Creole Genesis Hypotheses"
• "Spirituals: Language Dialect in Performance"

Institutions Represented:

SC State University
Benedict College
University of Georgia
University of South Carolina, Lancaster
University of South Carolina Upstate

In September and October 2015, upcoming calls for papers for the October 2016 conference will appear in the Humanities Net, Linguists List and the University of Pennsylvania, Department of English's Conference Lists.

For more information, contact Dr. Sukari Salone, associate professor of linguistics, at (803) 516-4817 or ssalone@scsu.edu.