publications & presentations
Did you ever see my blog on the OUP website?
· February 2010: Ode to a prescriptivist (in honour of my Grandmother, Grace D’Arcy, who taught me to love language)
· March 2010: What is it you do? (about being a linguist)
· April 2010: Liking (or at least understanding) like: Part I (an introduction to like)
· July 2010: Liking (or at least understanding) like: Part II (a follow up in which I discuss the work like does)
PUBLICATIONS (2013 onward; see my CV for complete history and details)
in the works
· in press. Joining the western region: Sociophonetic shift in Victoria (with R. Roeder & S. Onosson). Journal of English Linguistics 46.2.
· in press. Settler colonial Englishes are distinct from postcolonial Englishes (with D. Denis). American Speech.
· in press. Deconstructing variation in pragmatic function: A transdisciplinary case study (with M. Wiltschko & D. Denis). Language in Society.
· to appear. Deriving homogeneity in a settler colonial variety of English (with D. Denis). American Speech.
· to appear. The relevance of variationist sociolinguistics for World Englishes. In D. Schreier, M. Hundt & E.W. Schneider (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of World Englishes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
· to appear. Hedge words (with J. Barchas-Lichtenstein). In L. Miller, A. Agha, J. Sidnell, L. Graham, B. Farnell & B. Urciuoli (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Linguistic Anthropology. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell.
· under contract. Linguistic Variation and Language Change: Synchrony Meets Diachrony. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
* Discourse-Pragmatic Variation in Context: Eight Hundred Years of like. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [publisher’s link]
* Outliers, impact and rationalization in linguistic change (with S.A. Tagliamonte & C. Rodríguez Louro). Language 92.4. 824-849.
* Stability, stasis and change: The longue durée of intensification. Diachronica 32.4. 449-493.
* Quotation and advances in understanding syntactic systems. Annual Review of Linguistics 1.1. 43-61.
* Not always variable: Probing the vernacular grammar (with S.A. Tagliamonte). Language Variation and Change 27.3. 255-285.
* At the crossroads of change: Possession, periphrasis, and prescriptivism in Victoria English. In P. Collins (ed.), Grammatical Change in English World-Wide. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 43-64. [publisher’s link]
* Functional partitioning and possible limits on variability: A view of adjective comparison from the vernacular. Journal of English Linguistics 42.3. 318-344.
* Discourse. In C. Bowern & B. Evans (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics. New York: Routledge. 410-422. [publisher’s link]
* Proceedings from the XIVth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology, 2011 (with A. Barysevich & D. Heap, eds.). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. xiii + 348. [publisher’s link]
* Asymmetrical trajectories: The past and present of –body/–one (with B. Haddican, H. Richards, S.A. Tagliamonte, & A. Taylor). Language Variation and Change 25.3: 287-310.
* Variation and change. In R. Bayley, R. Cameron & C. Lucas (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics. New York: Oxford University Press. 484-502. [publisher’s link]
* Advances in sociolinguistic transcription methods. In C. Mallinson, B. Childs & G. Van Herk (eds.), Data Collection in Sociolinguistics: Methods and Applications. New York: Routledge. 187-190. [publisher’s link] [updated version published in the second edition, 2018]
downloadable phonology papers, .pdf (also available via the TWPL website):
* Unconditional neutrality: Vowel harmony in a two-place model. 2004. Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics 23.2. 1-46.
* Yowlumne reexamined: A challenge for contrastive specification. 2003. Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics 20. 21-46.
PRESENTATIONS (2013 onward; see my CV for complete history and details)
in the works
* Eight hundred years of like and the fallacy of the Recency Illusion. Deans’ Lunchtime Lecture Series, Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria. Victoria Public Library. April 2018.
* Kids these days and language change. UVic Speakers Bureau, Reynolds Secondary School, Victoria. April 2018.
* Language history and linguistic corpora: Perspectives on like and the like. Plenary presentation at Spanish Association for Corpus Linguistics X. University of Extremadura. May 2018.
* What the kids can tell us about language change. Plenary presentation at International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English 39. University of Tampere. June 2018.
* Watching the future unfold: A longitudinal analysis of future temporal reference (with T. Hirota). Refereed talk at International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English 39. University of Tampere. June 2018.
* Expanding the quotative dialectic: Evidence from indirect quotation (with I. Enríquez García). American Dialect Society. Salt Lake City.
* Archives and language history. Treasures & Tea, University of Victoria Special Collections.
* Through the looking glass: Watching kids change language. Invited colloquium, Department of Linguistics, University of Michigan.
* Diachronic insights to colliding changes (with Ildara Enríquez García). American Dialect Society. Austin TX.
* The life cycle of research and the ‘ethics police’. American Dialect Society. Austin TX.
* At the cusp of change. Keynote presentation at Canada 150 Celebration. Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto.
* I didn’t learn like grammar: Discourse, society and language change. Plenary presentation at the Northwest Linguistics Conference 33. University of British Columbia.
* Change and the longue dure. Plenary presentation at Studies in the History of the English Language 10. University of Kansas.
* Habitual behaviours: Teasing apart the variable contexts of the English past habitual (with D. Denis & E. Larson). New Ways of Analyzing Variation 46. University of Wisconsin Madison.
* Individuals, communities and the sociolinguistic canon (with S.A. Tagliamonte). New Ways of Analyzing Variation 46. University of Wisconsin Madison.
* Kids these days and language change. UVic Speakers Bureau, Belmont Secondary School, Victoria.
* Extending the window on change: Moving beyond synchrony. Invited colloquium, Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon.
* Think-een about (ING) (with N. Rosen & J. Ankutowicz). American Dialect Society, Washington, DC.
* A comparative diachrony of utterance-final tags in Canadian English (with D. Denis). Cascadia Workshop in Sociolinguistics, University of Washington.
* Deconstructed functionality: Confirmational variation in Canadian English through time (with D. Denis & M. Wiltschko). Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change, University of Ottawa.
* Reconfiguring quotation over the longue durée. International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL-19). University of Duisburg-Essen.
* Spoken quotation and general questions of language change. Invited colloquium, Language Variation and Change Colloquium Series, Department of Linguistics, University of Indiana Bloomington.
* Charting the grammaticalization trajectory of right (with d. Denis & M. Wiltschko). NWAV 45, University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University.
* Kids these days and language change. UVic Speakers Bureau, RON Talks, Victoria.
* City, province, or region? What do the vowels of Victoria English tell us? (with S. Onosson & B. Roeder). American Dialect Society, Portland OR.
* Old njooz or new nooz? A diachronic look at yod dropping (with J. Serediak). American Dialect Society, Portland OR.
* Boys don’t increment—or do they? Department of Linguistics, University of Washington.
* Input, homogeneity, and stuff (like that) (with D. Denis). Studies in Historical English Linguistics (SHEL) 9, University of British Columbia.
* Tracing like and the like. 14th International Pragmatics Conference, Antwerp, Belgium.
* Corpora, Canadian English, the longue durée, and stuff like that (with Derek Denis). La Science du Mot, University of Victoria.
* Simultaneous innovation and conservation: Unpacking Victoria’s vowels (with S. Onosson & B. Roeder). NWAV 44, University of Toronto.
* Deriving variation in function: A case study of Canadian eh and its kin (with M. Wiltschko). NWAV 44, University of Toronto.
* Outliers, impact, and rationalization (with C. Rodríguez Louro & S. Tagliamonte). LSA 88, Minneapolis, MN.
* Stability, stasis, and change. Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change (DiPVaC) 2, Newcastle University.
* What have we been do-een? (ING) is not binary (with N. Rosen & J. Ankutowicz). Change and Variation in Canada (CVC) 8, Queens University.
* Homogeneity, convergence, mega-trends, and stuff like that (with D. Denis). NWAV 43, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign & University of Chicago.
* In a sea of Canadian English: Victoria’s linguistic legacy. Plenary lecture at Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS), University of British Columbia.
* Matters of counting: When corpus linguistics meets variationist sociolinguistics. Department of Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.
* The incrementation problem: What we know, what we think we know, and what we have yet to confirm. Department of Linguistics, University of Western Australia.
* The absolutely fabulous (recent) history of intensification. Invited paper at Language Variation and Change in Australia (LVC-A) 1, La Trobe University.
* So slow yet totally frenetic: Intensification in longitudinal perspective. Studies in the History of English (SHEL) 8, Brigham Young University.
* Does one change have ramifications for the other? NWAV 42, University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University.
* Global perspectives on linguistic innovation (with C. Rodríguez Louro & S. Tagliamonte). NWAV 42, University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University.
[last update: March 31, 2018]