The Ohio State University Linguistics Dept
222 Oxley Hall, Columbus, OH 43210
Donald Winford is a Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the Ohio
state University. He received his BA in English with Class 1 Honors from
Kings College, University of London in 1968, and his D. Phil. in
Linguistics from the University of York, UK, in 1972. He served as
Assistant Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics and then as
Lecturer and Senior Lecturer from Feb.-Sept. 1972 to September 1988 at
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. He has been at
the Ohio State University since 1988. He is a recipient of the Harlan
Hatcher Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award.
His teaching and research interests are in creole linguistics,
variationist sociolinguistics, contact linguistics, and African-American
English, and he has published widely in those areas.
His current research projects include a study of Gbe influence on the
Surinamese creoles, and an investigation of Kwinti and Matawai, two
under-researched Maroon creoles of Suriname.
He also continues work on the integration of linguistic and
psycholinguistic approaches to language contact phenomena, using Van
Coetsem's model of language contact as a basic theoretical framework.
He served as president of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics from 1998
to 2000 and has been editor of the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages
since August 2001. He was appointed Vice President of the Society for
Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in 2013.
Teaching and Research
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