LINGUISTICS STAFF

Who is a Linguist?

Linguists don't learn languages (though we often do some language learning); linguists learn ABOUT languages, of which there are some 6,909. Polyglots are the professional language learners/users (also called linguists) who spend their time and energy learning one or more languages.

Linguists (of the discipline of linguistics) are professional language analysts or language scientists (once called "linguisticians"), who dabble in many languages and focus on their structure and usage in society around the world.

 

ACADEMIC STAFF
FULL-TIME

Dr Ben BRAITHWAITE (PhD Newcastle). Nuuchahnulth Grammar, Trinidad & Tobago Sign Language

Dr Kathy-Ann DRAYTON (MSc Northeastern, PhD UWI) Speech-Language Pathology, Child Language Acquisition, Clinical Linguistics.

Dr Sandra EVANS (MA Toulouse-le-Mirail, PhD UWI). Forensic Linguistics

Dr Jo-Anne S. FERREIRA (PG Dip UFRJ, PhD UWI). Anthropological Linguistics (Portuguese in the Caribbean), Language Documentation and Revitalisation (French Creole (Patois) in Trinidad, Venezuela and Brazil), Sociophonetics and Bible translation

Dr Renée FIGUERA (MEd, PhD UWI). Critical Language and Literacy Studies, Language Education, TESOL (Teacher Education), Sociohistorical Linguistics of Literary Discourse

PROFESSORS

Prof Valerie C. YOUSSEF (PhD UWI) (retired). Child Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Tobagonian English Creole, ICE - T&T

 

Prof Barbara LALLA (PhD UWI)
Professor Emerita Language and Literature (Linguistics and Literatures in English)


ASSOCIATE FULL-TIME STAFF

Dr Béatrice BOUFOY-BASTICK (PhD UWI) (Modern Languages and TESOL)

Dr Beverly-Anne CARTER (PhD UWI) (Centre for Language Learning)

Dr Keren M. CUMBERBATCH (PhD UWI). Jamaican Sign Language and Jamaican Country Sign

Dr Joseph T. FARQUHARSON (MPhil Cambridge, PhD UWI). Jamaican Lexicography, Cultural Studies (Dance Hall), Ethnolinguistics

Dr Winford JAMES (PhD UWI) (School of Education)

Dr María LANDA BUIL (MPhil Complutense, PhD) (Modern Languages)

Eric MAITREJEAN (MA Lyon II) (Modern Languages)

Prof Ian E. ROBERTSON (PhD UWI) (Evening University)

Dr Geraldine SKEETE (PhD UWI) (Literatures in English, Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies)

 

FOUNDATION ENGLISH LANGUAGE WRITING PROGRAMME

Meet our Foundation English Language Unit staff (Academic and Administrative).

 

PART-TIME

LINGUISTICS (BA Linguistics and Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology)

Ryan DURGASINGH (MPhil UWI)

Janielle GARCIA (MPhil UWI)

Byron JONES (BA, MA UWI)

Alicia LAMB (BA UWI)

Ferne-Louanne REGIS (PhD UWI)

Bryan RODRIGUES

Jean-Louis ROBINSON (BA UWI, MA)

Shad SEATON (BA, MA, DipEd, UWI)

PART-TIME

EDUCATION (BA English Language and Literature with Education)

Kitty AL-HOSEIN GARCIA (MA)

Debby BOODHAN (BA)

Elia GRANT-FRASER (MA)

Debra INDAR (MA)

Natasha MATHISON (MA)

Debbie MELVILLE (MEd)

Denzil NOEL (MPhil)

Ulric PERSAD (MEd)

Dev POOMA (MA)

Nicha SELVON-RAMKISSOON (PhD UWI)

Michelle TAYLOR (MBA)

RETIRED AND FORMER MEMBERS OF STAFF

Prof Mervyn ALLEYNE (PhD Strasbourg, RIP)

Prof Lawrence CARRINGTON

Dr Ross GRAHAM (University of Florida, Gainsville)

Dr Otelemate HARRY (UWI, Mona)

Helen PYNE-TIMOTHY

Dr Denis SOLOMON (PhD UWI)

Prof Donald WINFORD (PhD York)

Click to see the postgraduate research we supervise (past and current) as well as a list of completed Master's and Doctoral theses and dissertations.  We also offer a list of suggested research areas for prospective postgraduate research students at St Augustine.