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Welcome to the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics

The Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL) is organized in the interest of the academic community and not for profit.  

Above the Clouds

About Us

Our object is the study and documentation of pidgin and creole languages worldwide, together with other languages or dialects of other languages influencing them or influenced by them. 

Upcoming Events

4th - 7th January 2024 

Annual Winter Virtual Meeting, New York (online)

NEW: We are sorry to inform that the SPCL has fallen victim of a financial fraud and lost a significant part of the funds reserved for future activities. Due to this, the Winter Meeting 2024 will be virtual, instead of the previously announced meeting in New York in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). Please follow updates on this website.



We are open for membership all year round.



Find out more about how the society operates

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Stephen Peck Fund

Financial Fund available to students studying creoles, pidgins and other contact languages



A selection of online resources for students, teachers, researchers or anyone with a general interest in Creole and Pidgin languages.

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