Professor Valerie YOUSSEF

Professor of Linguistics (retired)

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Office

Room 321, 3rd Floor West, School of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities and Education
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Phone: (868) 662-2002, Ext. 83033
Fax: (868) 663-5059
E-mail: Valerie.Youssef@sta.uwi.edu


Education

• PhD Linguistics, UWI
• MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), American University in Cairo
• BA History, Reading University


Research Interests

• Applied Discourse Analysis
• Descriptive Linguistics: Caribbean Language Varieties
• Language Acquisition and Learning
• Language Education
• Sociolinguistics


Courses

LING 2101 Language Acquisition
LING 2302 Sociolinguistics
LING 2306 Approaches to Discourse Analysis
LING 5101 Language Acquisition and Learning: Theory and Practice
LING 5103 Curriculum Design and Resources in TESOL
LING 6302 Sociolinguistics of West Indian Society and Language
LING 6701 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
• GEND 3001 Gender, Trauma and Violence in Discourse

Selected Publications

• Youssef, Valerie. Finding Self in the Transition from East to West: Indo-Trinidadian Perspectives. Bindi: The Multifacted Lives of Indo-Caribbean Women. Ed. Rosanne Kanhai. Kingston: The University of the West Indies Press, 2012.

 

• Youssef, Valerie. Sociolinguistics of the Caribbean. In Sociolinguistics Around the World: A Handbook. Ed. Martin Ball. New York: Routledge, 2010. pp. 52-64.

 

• Youssef, Valerie. Varilingualism: A term for 21st century language acquisition contexts. Education et Sociétés Plurilingues 2010: 65-76.

 

Morgan, Paula and Valerie Youssef. Writing Rage: Unmasking Violence through Caribbean Discourse. Kingston: UWI Press, 2007. (UWI Press Award for Outstanding Interdisicplinary Book 2008)

 

• Youssef, Valerie and Winford James. The Languages of Tobago: Genesis, Structure and Perspectives. St. Augustine: UWI School of Continuing Studies/Open Campus, 2002.

See more articles in our Linguistics Section's page of refereed articles.