Portuguese Language and Culture in Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean, French-lexicon Creole in the Southern Caribbean and Northern South America, The Phonetics & Phonology of Caribbean varieties of English, Endangered and Indigenous Caribbean Languages
I am a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and a member of SIL International (Americas Area). I received my BA and PhD in Linguistics at UWI, St. Augustine. I also hold the DELF French language certificate (Grenoble III), SIL certificates in Linguistics (France and UK), a postgraduate diploma in Brazilian Indigenous Languages and Linguistics (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), and the IPA Certificate in English Phonetics (via UCL).
My research and teaching interests include (socio)phonetics, contact linguistics, the history of Portuguese language and culture in the Caribbean, South American French Creole varieties, and Bible Translation. I am currently President of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL). Check out our FAQs!