Linguistics Research Days (LRD)

The Linguistics Section hosts a Linguistics Research Day (LRD) once a semester, usually in Week 8 or 9. The main goal of the LRD is to have both members of staff and postgraduate students share their research. Sometimes final-year undergraduates have presented aspects of their final year projects. LRD has also been combined with a Career Symposium. LRD has also been jointly held via teleconferencing with staff and students from the Mona and Cave Hill campuses.

Linguistics Open and Research Day 2018

LORD 2018 PG Open House 2018

Linguistics Open and Research Day 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Centre for Language Learning Auditorium 9

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Undergraduate Open Day

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Research Presentations

  • Dr Ben Braithwaite: Working with Caribbean Micro-Community Sign Languages: Hold Onto Your Kite!
  • Dr Renée Figuera, with Corleen Cox: Doh Go Dey: Discursive Agency and Crime in Conversations with Gang Members
  • Dr Jo-Anne Ferreira: Caribbean Languages Crossing Borders: Haitian Creole in Brazil

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Postgraduate Open House and MA TESOL Student Presentations

LRD March 2016

Thursday 24 March 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the CLL Auditorium


LRD November 2014

Friday 07 November 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the CLL Lecture Room




Read more on Research Notes 2.


LRD May 2012

Wednesday 02 May 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in CLL Auditorium


Morning Session

María Landa Buil: DP in the Spanish Interlanguage of Swahili Speakers

James Bukari: A Benchmarking Study of West African Language Policy: Focus on Ghana and Burkina Faso

Jo-Anne Ferreira: Questions of the kohe/kõre and -bo type(s) in Karajá

Rómulo Guédez An interpretation of L2 listening comprehension progress and learning strategies used by university students

Afternoon Session

Jairo Sánchez Galvis: Translating the Caribbean: Towards a Corpus of Literary Caribbean Spanish

Sha-Renáe Alexander: Phonological Processes in the Speech of Hard-of Hearing Trinidadian Children
Ben Braithwaite: Language and Religion in Trinbagonian and Guyanese Deaf Communities

LRD December 2011

Friday 02 December, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in FHE SB2


LRD 2011

Morning Session

Benjamin Braithwaite - The Art of Marking without Marking: Agreement in Southern Wakashan

Adanma Graham - A Cartographic Approach to the Descriptive Analysis of the Nominal in Tobagonian (English Creole)

Ferne Regis - East meets West in the Guyanese Blend Tunes: Transitional Linguistic Features within the Indic Subculture

Joseph Farquharson - Preparing The Dictionary of Africanisms in Jamaican

Afternoon Session

Alicia Lamb: The Sociohistorical Foundations of Trinidad & Tobago Sign Language

Jennifer De Silva: Trinidadian Bhojpuri: A Descriptive Analysis of Some Aspects of its Syntax

Istrophle Ali-Aziz: A Description of the Creative Writing Progress of Students in Several Primary Schools in Trinidad

LRD 2010

LRD 2010

Past LRDs: 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2010-2011 (LING 6701), 2010-2011 (Staff). In Semester I (2010/2011), the Section was pleased to host two research days:

LRD 1 - LING 6701 students presented all day (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) on Friday 19th November 2010 (CLL 2 and CLL 30). Here is the programme.

LRD 2 - Staff presented on Friday 26 November 2010 at the Centre for Language Learning (CLL Lecture Room). Read the abstracts here.

In Semester II of 2010-2011, the Section hosted its Research Day, Linguistics and Its Interfaces on Tuesday 22 March 2011. We were pleased to welcome our guests, staff and students, from the University of Freiburg in Germany. Click for the programme.

Other Events

We also celebrate annually