Recent Publications and Work in Progress






A tale of two cities (and one vowel): Sociolinguistic variation in Swedish. Language Variation and Change 28(2):225-47. (First author: J. Gross; co-authors: S. Boyd, T. Leinonen).


On the syntax-prosody interface in African American English. In S. Lanehart, L. Green & J. Bloomquist (eds.), Oxford Handbook of African American Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 387-402.

Bequia English. In J.P. Williams, E.W. Schneider, P. Trudgill, & D. Schreier (eds.), Further Studies in the Lesser-Known Varieties of English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 128-43. (Co-author: M. Meyerhoff).

Canadian English: A Sociolinguistic Perspective. New York and London: Routledge.

Sociolinguistic practice among multilingual youth in Sweden and Canada. In. J. Nortier & B.A. Svendsen (eds.), Language, Youth and Identity in the 21st Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 290-306. (Co-authors: S. Boyd, M. Hoffman).

Subject and object pronoun use in Bequia (St Vincent & the Grenadines). In P. Prescod (ed.), Language Issues in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 67-85. (Co-author: M. Meyerhoff).


Contrasting patterns of agreement in three communities. In N. Dion, A. Lapierre & R. Torres Cacoullos (eds.), Linguistic Variation: Confronting Fact and Theory. New York/London: Routledge, 7-21.

Variation analysis. In R. Podesva & D. Sharma (eds.), Research Methods in Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 440-59.


Bequia Talk: Language in St Vincent and the Grenadines. London: Battlebridge Press. (Co-author: M. Meyerhoff).

An existential problem: The sociolinguistic monitor and variation in existential constructions on Bequia (St Vincent and the Grenadines). Language in Society 42(4): 407-28. (Co-author: M. Meyerhoff).
Studies of the community and the individual. In R. Bayley, R. Cameron & C. Lucas (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 175-94. (Co-author: M. Meyerhoff).



Form, function and frequency in phonological variation. Language Variation and Change 24(3): 397-414. Reprinted in R. Bayley & R. Cameron (eds.), Language Variation and Change: Critical Concepts in Linguistics. London/New York: Routledge. 2014.

Grammatical variation in Bequia (St Vincent and the Grenadines). Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 27(2): 209-34. (Co-author: M. Meyerhoff).


Collocations in grammaticalization and variation. In H. Narrog (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 225-38. (Co-author: R. Torres Cacoullos).

Inherent variability and coexistent systems: Negation on Bequia. In L. Hinrichs & J. Farquharson (eds.), Variation in the Caribbean: From Creole Continua to Individual Agency. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins, 39-55. (Co-author: J. Sidnell).



Aspect in Grammatical Variation. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins. (edited volume).

Variation in Linguistic Systems. London and New York: Routledge.

Ethnolects and the city: Ethnic orientation and linguistic variation in Toronto English. Language Variation and Change 21.1:37-67. (Co-author: Michol Hoffman).



The present of the English future: Grammatical variation and collocations in discourse. Language 85(2):321-54. (Co-author: R. Torres Cacoullos).

On the persistence of grammar in discourse formulas: A variationist study of that. Linguistics 47(1): 1-43. (Co-author: R. Torres Cacoullos).


2007 The persistence of variation in individual grammars: Copula absence in 'urban sojourners' and their stay-at-home peers, Bequia (St Vincent and the Grenadines). Journal of Sociolinguistics 11(3): 346-366. (Co-author: M. Meyerhoff).

"There's bears back there": Plural existentials and vernacular universals in (Quebec) English. English World-Wide 28(2): 147-166.