Lecturer - Linguistics



Room 315B, 3rd Floor West, School of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities and Education
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Phone: (868) 662-2002, c/o Ext. 82035
E-mail: Benjamin.Braithwaite@sta.uwi.edu


• PhD Linguistics, Newcastle ( “Word and sentence structure in Nuu-chah-nulth”)
• BA Newcastle

Research Interests

• Sign Language Linguistics
• Theoretical Syntax, Morphology and Phonology and their Interfaces
• Lexical Categories Cross-linguistically
• The Southern Wakashan Languages

Current Courses


LING 1002 Introduction to Morphology and Syntax
LING 2002 Syntax
LING 2004 Semantics
LING 3002 Advanced Syntax


LING 6005 The Development of Theoretical Linguistics
LING 6401 The Grammar of English: An Extrapolatory Approach

Recent Publications

• Braithwaite, Ben. The Child and the Structure of Creoles, Pidgins and Signed Languages. In The Child and the Caribbean Imagination. Ed. Giselle Rampaul. Kingston: UWI Press, 2013. pp. 117-135.

• Braithwaite, Ben, Kathy-Ann Drayton and Alicia Lamb. The History of Deaf Language and Education in Trinidad and Tobago since 1943. History in Action 2.1 (March 2011): 12-17.

• Braithwaite, Ben. Syntactic approaches to possessive construction in Nuuchahnulth. In J.C. Brown & Michele Kalmar, eds. The 38th International Conference on Salish and Neighboring Languages. UBC Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 11. 7-22.

• Braithwaite, Ben. Evidence for the dislocation of arguments in Nuuchahnulth. In CamLing 2004 Proceedings. Ed. Katsos, Napoleon. 100-107.