The teaching of English in a creole-speaking environment (joint with Dr Michèle Kennedy and Dr Yewande Lewis-Fokum), Topics in Creole Studies, especially formal properties of creole languages and their historical emergence, in particular Berbice Dutch, Papiamentu, and Jamaican Creole, Creole Linguistics
October 1991: Ph.D. in Linguistics summa cum laude (Faculty of Arts, University of Amsterdam); August 1985: M.A. in Social Policy Studies; August 1981: B.A. in Social Policy Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam).
Current Position: Professor of Linguistics. Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy, University of the West Indies (Mona Campus).
First appointment as Lecturer October 1991; Senior Lecturer September 1997; Professor of Linguistics May 2009; Head of Department August 2011-July 2014; Deputy Dean for Undergraduate and Quality Assurance Matters in the Faculty of Humanities & Education August 2015-July 2018. Mona Academic Board representative on the UWI Senate, 2012-2017.