Dr Kathy-Ann DRAYTON

Lecturer - Speech-Language Pathology and Linguistics Undergraduate Coordinator


UWI Scholar


Room 309, 3rd Floor West, School of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities and Education
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Phone: (868) 662-2002, Ext. 83037
E-mail: Kathy-Ann.Drayton@sta.uwi.edu


• PhD Linguistics, UWI
• MSc Speech-Language Pathology, Northeastern
• BA History and Linguistics, UWI

Research Interests

• Pragmatics
• Clinical Linguistics
• Speech-Language Pathology
• Literacy for Special Needs Learners

Current Courses

LING 6804 Language Acquisition in Creole Contexts

SPLP 6005 Diagnostic Methods in Speech-Language Pathology

SPLP 6012 Aural Rehabilitation

SPLP 6016 Articulation and Phonological Disorders

MDSC 2003: Clinical Management

Recent Publications

• Gooden, Shelome and Kathy-Ann Drayton. "The Caribbean: Jamaica and Trinidad." Listening to the Past: Audio Records of Accents of English (Studies in English Language). Ed. R. Hickey. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. pp 414-442 doi:10.1017/9781107279865

• Molrine, Charlotte and Kathy-Ann Drayton. “International Clinical Standards and Cultural Practices in Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Education: A Model from Trinidad and Tobago.” SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders. Baltimore, MD: American Speech-Language Hearing Association. May 2013. pp. 14-21.

• Drayton, Kathy-Ann. “How yuh make a story: narrative development in young Trinidadian children.” First They Must Be Children: The Child and the Caribbean Imagination. Eds. Giselle Rampaul and Geraldine Skeete. Kingston: UWI Press, 2012. pp. 136-154.

• Drayton, Kathy-Ann, Shelome Gooden and Mary E. Beckman. Tone inventories and tune-text alignments: Prosodic variation in ‘hybrid’ prosodic systems. In Language Change in Contact Languages: Grammatical and prosodic considerations [BCT 36]. Eds. J. Clancy Clements and Shelome Gooden. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing, 2011. pp. 137-66.

• Youssef, Valerie and Kathy-Ann Drayton. Issues in Language and Literacy Revisited. Conference Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference of the UWI Schools of Education, St. Augustine, 2008.