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2017

Intersect(ING) variables. Methods in Dialectology XVI, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Tachikawa, Japan. August 2017. [ PowerPoint in PDF ]

2016

Deconstructing (ING). New Ways of Analyzing Variation 45, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC. November 2016. [ PowerPoint in PDF ]

Above and beyond phonology in ethnolinguistic variation. Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, Universidad de Murcia, Spain. June 2016. (Co-author: M. Hoffman).

To have and have got: Ethnolinguistic variation in possession and deontic modality. Annual meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association, University of Calgary. (Co-author: M. Hoffman.)

Devoicing and deletion of unstressed final vowels in São Paulo Portuguese. Annual meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association, University of Calgary. (Co-author: R. Beline Mendes.)

The intersection of sex and ethnicity in language variation and change. 9th International Gender and Language Association Conference. City University of Hong Kong. May 2016. [ PowerPoint in PDF ]

Ethnolinguistic variation in Toronto English: Possession and deontic modality. Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Washington, DC. (Co-author: M. Hoffman). [ Handout in PDF | PowerPoint slides in PDF ]

2015

Modeling the speech community through multiple variables: Trees, networks and clades. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 44, Toronto. October 2015. (Co-authors: M. Dunn, A. Daval-Markussen, M. Meyerhoff). [ Poster in PDF ]

Challenges of diversity and identity in Toronto. The Sociolinguistics of Globalization: (De)centring and (de)standardization, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. June 2015. (Co-authors: N. Nagy, M. Meyerhoff).

Perdendo a voz? Ohio State University Congress on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. April 2015. (Co-author: R. Beline Mendes).

2014

Pivots of the Caribbean: A vowel merger in Bequia. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 43, Chicago, IL. October 2014. (Co-author: M. Meyerhoff).

"Toronto has everything", "Toronto's got it all": Ethnolinguistic dimensions of have in Toronto English. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 43, Chicago, IL. October 2014. (Co-author: M. Hoffman). [ Handout in PDF ]

The sociolinguistics of immigration in Toronto: Contact and identity. The First International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration, Rapallo, Italy. September 2014. (Co-authors: N. Nagy, M. Hoffman).

Mergers of the Caribbean: Low-back vowels in Bequia English. Change and Variation in Canada 8, Queen's University, Kingston, ON. May 2014. (Co-author: M. Meyerhoff).

The fork not taken: A vowel merger in Caribbean English. Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, Minneapolis, MN. January 2014. (Co-author: M. Meyerhoff).

2013

Unstressed final vowels in S„o Paulo Portuguese: From devoicing to deletion? New Ways of Analyzing Variation 42, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2013. (Co-author: R. Beline Mendes).

Variation and change in the vowels of multilingual Swedish youth. The 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, June 2013. (Co-authors: S. Boyd, J. Gross).

Two sides of the Chinese diaspora: English and Cantonese in Toronto. Colloquium on Multilingualism in the Chinese Diaspora, The 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, June 2013. (Co-authors: N. Nagy, M. Hoffman).

Going, going, gone? Devoicing of unstressed final vowels in S„o Paulo Portuguese. 43rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, April 2013. (Co-author: R. Beline Mendes). [ PowerPoint in PDF ]

Um destino tranquilo? Desvozeamento de vogais Štonas finais no portuguÍs de S„o Paulo. VIII Congresso Internacional da ABRALIN, Natal, Brazil, January 2013. (Co-author: R. Beline Mendes).

Ethnolects at the intersection of phonological variables: Velar nasals in Toronto. Annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Boston, MA, January 2013. [ PowerPoint in PDF ]


2012

Velar nasals in Toronto English. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 41, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, October 2012. [ Handout in PDF ]

Contact in the City: Data and method in the study of ethnolinguistic variation. Sociolinguistics Symposium 19, Free University Berlin, Germany, August 2012.

Soundin(g(k)) ethnic in Toronto. Annual meeting of the Canadian Linguistics Association, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, May 2012.

Community, continuity and change: Phonetic variation and ethnicity in Toronto English. Paper presented at the symposium session New Perspectives on the Concept of Ethnolect. Annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Portland, OR, January 2012. (Co-author: M. Hoffman).


2011

Enclaves and ethnolects in Toronto. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 40. Georgetown University, Washington, DC, October 29. (Co-author: M. Hoffman). [ Handout in PDF | PowerPoint in PDF ]

Sociolinguistic practice among multilingual youth in Sweden and Canada. In The Importance of Being Ethnolect: An International Perspective. Colloquium at the Eighth International Symposium on Bilingualism, University of Oslo, Norway. June 2011. (Co-authors: S. Boyd, M. Hoffman).

Grammatical variation in the Grenadines: Inherent variability and co-existent systems. University of Washington, Seattle, WA, May 19. (invited talk).

The forest or the trees? Lexical and individual-speaker effects in linguistic variation. Change and Variation in Canada V, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, May 14. (invited keynote address).

Ethnicity, identity and language variation in Toronto English. First International Symposium on Immigrant Languages, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, May 8. (invited talk).

The individual and sociolinguistic variation: Methodological and interpretive challenges. New York University, New York, NY, April. (invited workshop).

Multilingualism, ethnicity and linguistic variation. New York University, New York, NY, April. (invited talk).

Investigating the English and English-based creole of the Eastern Caribbean. D√©partement de linguistique, Universit√© du Qu√©bec √  Montr√©al, Montreal, QC, January 28.

Phonological variation in Toronto English: Linguistic and social conditioning. Department of Linguistics and Languages, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, January 12.


2010

Grammatical variation and the sociolinguistic monitor: Plural existentials in Toronto English. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 39, San Antonio, TX. [Handout in PDF]

Interview on Metro Morning, CBC Radio, July 12.

Interview on Here and Now, CBC Radio, June 8.

(with Michol Hoffman) English in a multilingual context. Centrum för tvåspråkighetsforskning, Stockholms Universitet, Stockholm, Sweden, May 28.

(with Michol Hoffman) Ethnic Orientation and Linguistic Variation in Toronto English. Göteborgs Universitet, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 18.

(with Michol Hoffman) Interview on Fresh Air, CBC Radio, March 20.

Looking for agreement in the Eastern Caribbean: -s-marking on Bequia. Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, Baltimore, MD, January 9.


2009

(with Miriam Meyerhoff and Agata Daleszynska) Marking the past and the present on Bequia. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 38, University of Ottawa, October 22-25. [Handout in PDF]

(with Naomi Nagy, Alexei Kochetov and Yoonjung Kang) Heritage language variation and change in Toronto. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 38, University of Ottawa, October 22-25.

(with Miriam Meyerhoff and Agata Daleszynska) Focusing on the 'in-between': Linking regions, communities and individual speakers. The 7th UK Language Variation and Change Conference, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, September 1-3.

(with Miriam Meyerhoff and Agata Daleszynska) Tense-marking in Bequia. Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, Universität zu Köln, August 11-15.

(with Michol Hoffman). Language shift and ethnolinguistic variation in a multilingual context. International Symposium on Bilingualism 7, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, July 8-11.

(Dis)Agreement in the Eastern Caribbean: Evidence from Bequia. Eighth Creolistics Workshop, University of Gießen, Germany, April 2-4.

(with Miriam Meyerhoff). Variation in the Use of Existentials on Bequia (St Vincent and the Grenadines) Eighth Creolistics Workshop, University of Gießen, Germany, April 2-4.

(with Rena Torres Cacoullos). The present of the future: Grammatical variation and collocations in English. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, March 27.


2008

Form, function, and frequency in Phonology: (t/d)-Deletion in Toronto. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 37, Rice University, Houston, TX, November 6-9. [Handout in PDF]

(with Miriam Meyerhoff). Grammatical variation and the sociolinguistic monitor: Existentials on Bequia (St Vincent and the Grenadines). New Ways of Analyzing Variation 37, Rice University, Houston, TX, November 6-9.

(with Rena Torres Cacoullos). Collocation, collocation, collocation: Discourse formulas in grammatical variation. Thirteenth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology, University of Leeds, August 4-8. (invited panelist). [PowerPoint in PDF] [Handout in PDF]

Above and beyond phonology in ethnolinguistic variation: Variable agreement and plural existentials in Toronto English. Change and Variation in Canada II, University of Ottawa, June 21-22. [PowerPoint in PDF] [Handout in PDF]

On the role of frequency and the lexicon in phonological variation: (t/d)-deletion in Toronto English. Canadian Linguistic Association, University of British Columbia, May 31-June 2. [Poster in PDF]

Grammatical variation, inherent variability, and coexistent systems. Workshop on Locating Variability: Formal Approaches. University of Massachusetts Amherst, April 24.

(with Jack Sidnell). "Not everybody speak the same": Negation on Bequia. University of Toronto, April 18.

(with Miriam Meyerhoff). On the social salience of grammatical variation: Existentials in Bequia. Sociolinguistics Symposium 17, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, April 3.