Welcome to the Richard and Jeannette Allsopp Centre for Caribbean Lexicography!

We are a research centre dedicated to producing and promoting dictionaries of Caribbean languages. Our publications have documented parts of all the official languages of the region, and we hope to broaden our scope even further. We also provide services to businesses, especially those in the tourism industry who would like high-quality glossaries or wordlists to help their customers navigate the Caribbean islands.

We are located in the Alister McIntyre Building in the CARICOM Research Park of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, in Barbados. We are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we welcome visitors to come by and visit!


New Director appointed
Dr Jason F. Siegel joined the Centre as its new Director in January 2014 , replacing its founder, Dr Jeannette Allsopp, who retired in 2013. Dr Siegel is excited to be in Barbados and to continue to develop the Centre into the leader in Caribbean lexicography. 
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Dictionary released
The Carisur Culinair Dictionair Surinams - Nederlands/ Caraibisch - Engels (Culinary Dictionary: Suriname Dutch/Caribbean English), ed. by Renata de Bies & Jeannette Allsopp, was published in November 2013. Read more»

Faculty of Humanities and Education
Telephone: (246) 417-4385/87 Fax: (246) 424-0634 E-mail: humanities@cavehill.uwi.edu