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Faculty of Humanities and Education

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature

Allsopp Centre: Staff

Jason F. Siegel, Director

Dr Siegel is a specialist in French-based Creoles, especially the Creole of French Guiana, as well as in New World varieties of French. He was trained by Albert Valdman and Kevin J. Rottet, the eminent lexicographers of Louisiana Creole and French. Dr Siegel worked for them doing etymologies for a differential dictionary of Louisiana French. A native of the United States, he did his graduate degrees at Indiana University-Bloomington, where he completed a dissertation on code-switching between French and two French-based Creoles (Haitian and Guianese) in Cayenne. In addition to lexicography, Dr Siegel is an active scholar in sociolinguistics. His current research focuses on Caribbean lexicography, dictionaries & language contact, and the French of St Barth. You can find out more about Dr Siegel on his personal website. View Dr Siegel's staff profile »

Krista St. Juste, Stenographer/Clerk

KristaMiss Krista St. Juste is the Stenographer/Clerk at the Centre. She is the first person you will see upon entering the office. She joined the Centre in 2012 and is responsible for the smooth running of the administrative and clerical duties. Her interest in Caribbean Lexicography was piqued in 2010 after auditing two undergraduate Linguistics courses- Study of Caribbean Words and Making of Caribbean Glossaries. Additionally, she completed her Bachelor's degree in French and Spanish and plans to pursue her Master's degree in Linguistics with emphasis in Caribbean Lexicography in the future. She believes that lexicography is a field which requires hard work, plenty of dedication, and paying close attention to detail, and in spite of challenges which may arise, the end result is always rewarding.   View Miss St Juste's staff profile »


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