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Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature

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Dr. Korah Belgrave - Head of Department

Dr. Korah Belgrave - Head of Department

Lecturer, Linguistics and Communication Studies

Department: LLL

Bio

Korah Belgrave, lecturer in linguistics and communication studies, taught in the University’s Use of English programme at Cave Hill, and was Coordinator for the Foundation Language Programme for over 10 years.   As a lecturer in linguistics, the addition of communication studies has allowed her to combine her interest in rhetoric, pragmatics, discourse analysis and lexicology. She has published in applied linguistics and communication studies and has served as editor and consultant editor for several business publications. Dr Belgrave is also a trained teacher with over 15 years’ experience. 
 

She is currently Head of the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature.

Qualifications

PhD Linguistics, UWI, 2009

MA, Modern English Language, University of Leeds, 1994
 

BA, English Literature and Linguistics with Education, UWI,1990 

Certificate in Education for Teaching, Erdiston College/UWI, 1984
 

 
 

Research Areas

Her research interests include exploring acceptable standards in Barbadian language, the development of literacy in a second dialect, and the exploration and practice of rhetoric in the Caribbean. She has also conducted action research on students’ attitude to research.
 

 

Teaching Areas

UNDERGRADUATE

COMS 1001 Intro to Public Speaking 
COMS 2901 Communication Theory 
COMS 3000 Writing for Mass Media 
LING 1003 Essentials of English Grammar 
LING 3201 Caribbean Dialectology
LING 3202 Creole Linguistics 
 
POSTGRADUATE 
 
LING 6005 Development of Theoretical Linguistics 
LING 6103 Principles and Methods of English Language Teaching
 

Select Publications

Belgrave, Korah. ‘The Company It Keeps’: The Collocational Competence of Barbadian University Level Second Dialect (D2) English Learners”. Positive Interferences  edited by Nicholas Faraclas, Ronald Severing, Christa Weijer,  Elisabeth Echteld, Wim Rutgers, and Sally Delgado, FPI Fundashon Pa  Planifikashon Di Idioma,  2019, pp. 193 207.   

Belgrave, Korah. “‘Defining the Limits’: Making Judgements about Barbadian Language”. Transcultural Roots Uprising: The Rhizomatic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the Caribbean, edited by Nicholas Faraclas, Ronald Severing, Christa Weijer, Elisabeth Echteld, Marsha Hinds-Layne and Elizabeth Lawton De Torruella, FPI Fundashon Pa  Planifikashon Di Idioma, 2013, pp. 355 -364. 
 
Belgrave, Korah, and Stacy Denny. “Bajan Dialect”. World Atlas of Variation in English: Grammar, edited by Bernd Kortmann, Mouton de Gruyter, 2012. 
 
Belgrave, Korah. “‘The Power of the Word’: The evaluative Functions of Prefabricated Language.” In a Sea of Heteroglossia: Plurilingualism, Pluriculturalism and Pluriidentification in the Caribbean, edited by Nicholas Faraclas, Ronald Severing, Christa Weijer, Elisabeth Echteld, Marsha Hinds-Layne and Elizabeth Lawton De Torruella, FPI Fundashon Pa Planifikashon Di Idioma, 2010, pp. 403-411.   
 
Belgrave, Korah. “Establishing and Preserving an Identity: Kamau’s Nation Language.” For the Geography of the Soul: Emerging Perspectives on Kamau Brathwaite. Edited by Timothy Reiss, Africa World Press, 2001, pp.139–144.

Belgrave, Korah. “Fashioning an Identity: The Development of Bajan as a ‘Nation Language.”  The Nationalist Tradition of Barbados: The Empowering Impulse. Edited by Glenford Howe and Don Marshall, UWI Press, 2001, pp. 256–268. 

Keywords

Barbadian language, Bajan, applied linguistics, communication studies, acceptability, language learning, English language teaching
 


Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature
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