Professor Carolyn Cooper to give public lecture at linguistics conference
Under the theme 'Caribbean Languages 2 di World: Caribbean Languages in a Globalised World', the 21st biennial conference of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics will take place from August 2-6 at the University of the West Indies, Mona.
Professor Janet Donnelly, president of the society, will give the opening plenary lecture tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre. She will speak on the topic 'Past Imperfect, Future Progressive: Observations on the Origin and Evolution of Creole Language Studies'.
On Friday, Professor Carolyn Cooper will give the closing lecture of the conference: 'To Di World!: Reggae, Dancehall and the Globalisation of Jamaican'. Not a linguist, Professor Cooper's fields of expertise are literature and cultural studies. But her work as an advocate for acknowledging the value of the Jamaican language has attracted the attention of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics and she has been invited to participate in several of their conferences.
Cooper's lecture takes place at the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Humanities and Education, at 4 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.