- Associate Professor and Chair • Linguistics
Education & Training
- PhD in Linguistics The Ohio State University
- MA in Linguistics, The Ohio State University
- BA in Linguistics, University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica)
(2017). The Caribbean – Trinidadian and Jamaican (with Kathy-Ann Drayton, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Trinidad). In Listening to the Past (Raymond Hickey, ed). Cambridge University Press. pgs.414-443
(2015). African American Language: Pittsburgh and the Lower Susquehanna Valley (with Jennifer Bloomquist, Gettysburg College). In the Oxford Handbook of African American Language. Sonja Lanehart, Jennifer Bloomquist & Lisa Green (eds). Oxford University Press.
(2014). “Aspects of the Intonational Phonology of Jamaican Creole”. In Prosodic Typology Volume II: Intonational Phonology of Understudied and Fieldwork Languages. Sun-Ah Jun (ed). Oxford University Press.
(2011). (Editor with Clancy Clements). Benjamins Current Topics 36- Language Change in Creole Languages: Grammatical and Prosodic Considerations. John Benjamins.
(2009). Tone Inventories and Tune-Text Alignments. (first author with Kathy-Ann Drayton and Mary Beckman). In Language Change in Creole Languages: Grammatical and Prosodic Considerations. Studies in Language. 33:2, pgs. 396-436.
Research Interest Summary
Pidgins & Creoles, Language variation & change