Shelome Gooden

  • Associate Professor
  • Chair, Department of Linguistics

Courses Taught

LING 1578/2578 Phonetics and Phonemics 
LING 1579/2579 Phonology 
LING 3579 Advanced Phonology  
LING 1273 Aspects of Sociolinguistics  
LING 1235 Pidgins and Creoles 
LING 2274 Language Contact

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)

Representative Publications

(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

Research Cluster