Sali A. Tagliamonte

University of Toronto

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Refereed journal articles since 2005
Refereed book chapters
Selected presentations and invited talks since 2009
Research grants since 2005
Media interviews since 2005

Books

2016. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Teen Talk: The Language of Adolescents. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2016. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Making Waves: The Story of Variationist Sociolinguistics. Malden/Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

2013. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Roots of English: Exploring the History of Dialects. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2012. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Variationist Sociolinguistics: Change, Observation, Interpretation. Malden/Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

2006. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Analysing Sociolinguistic Variation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2001. Shana Poplack and Sali A. Tagliamonte. African American English in the Diaspora. Malden/Oxford: Blackwell.

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Refereed journal articles since 2005

(to appear). Sali A. Tagliamonte. A sociolinguistic perspective on linguistic documentation. Language Documentation and Conservation.

(to appear). Benedikt Szmrecsanyi, Jason Grafmiller, Joan Bresnan, Anette Rosenbach, Sali A. Tagliamonte, and Simon Todd. Spoken syntax in a comparative perspective: The dative and genitive alternation in varieties of English. Glossa.

(to appear). Laura Rupp and Sali A. Tagliamonte. This here town: Evidence from the development of the English determiner system from a vernacular demonstrative construction in York English. English Language and Linguistics.

(to appear). Derek Denis and Sali A. Tagliamonte. The changing future: Competition, specialization, and reorganization in the contemporary English future temporal reference system. English Language and Linguistics.

(to appear). Sali A. Tagliamonte. A sociolinguistic perspective on linguistic documentation. Language Documentation and Conservation.

2017. Cathleen Waters and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Is one innovation enough? Leaders, covariation, and language change. American Speech, 92(1), 23-40.

2016. Sali A. Tagliamonte, Alexandra D'Arcy, and Celeste Rodríguez Louro. Outliers, impact, and rationalization in linguistic change. Language, 92.4, 824–849.

2016. Marisa Brook and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Why does North American English use try to but British English use try and? Let's try and/to figure it out. American Speech, 91(3), 301–326.

2016. Sali A. Tagliamonte, in collaboration with Dylan Uscher, Lawrence Kwok, and students from HUM199Y, 2009-2010. So sick or so cool? The language of youth on the internet. Language in Society, 45(1), 1-32.

2015. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Exploring the architecture of variable systems to predict language change. Varieng: Studies in Variation, Contacts, and Change in English, 16.

2015. Alexandra D'Arcy and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Not always variable: Probing the vernacular grammar. Language Variation and Change, 27(3), 255-285.

2015. Claire Childs, Christopher Harvey, Karen Corrigan, and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Comparative sociolinguistic insights in the evolution of negation. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, 21(2), Article 4.

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte. What kind of data is it? Situating sociolinguistic corpora in context. Language and Linguistics Compass, 8(11), 604-609.

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Julian Brooke. A weird (language) tale: Variation and change in the adjectives of strangeness. American Speech, 89(1), 4-41.

2014. Bridget Jankowski and Sali A. Tagliamonte. On the genitive's trail: Data and method from a sociolinguistic perspective. English Language and Linguistics, 18(2), 305-329.

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Situating media influence in sociolinguistic context. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 18(2), 223-232.

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Derek Denis. Expanding the transmission/diffusion dichotomy: Evidence from Canada. Language, 90(1), 90-136.

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte, Mercedes Durham, and Jennifer Smith. Grammaticalization at an early stage: Future be going to in conservative British dialects. English Language and Linguistics, 18(1), 75-108.

2013. Alexandra D'Arcy, Bill Haddican, Hazel Richards, Sali A. Tagliamonte, and Ann Taylor. Asymmetrical trajectories: The past and present of –body/-one. Language Variation and Change, 25(3), 287-310.

2012. Sali A. Tagliamonte and R. Harald Baayen. Models, forests and trees of York English: Was/were variation as a case study for statistical practice. Language Variation and Change, 24(2), 135-178. Check out the data! [csv]

2012. LeAnn Brown and Sali A. Tagliamonte. A really interesting story: The influence of narrative in linguistic change. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, 18(2), Article 2.

2010. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Derek Denis. The stuff of change: General extenders in Toronto, Canada. Journal of English Linguistics, 38(4), 335-368.

2010. Alexandra D'Arcy and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Prestige, accommodation, and the legacy of relative who. Language in Society, 39(3), 383-410.

2010. Sali A. Tagliamonte, Alexandra D'Arcy, and Bridget Jankowski. Social work and linguistic systems: Marking possession in Canadian English. Language Variation and Change, 22(1), 149-173.

2009. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Rebecca V. Roeder. Variation in the English definite article: Socio-historical linguistic in t'speech community. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 13(4), 435-471. Hear the variation!

2009. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Alexandra D'Arcy. Peaks beyond phonology: Adolescence, incrementation, and language change. Language, 85(1), 58-108.

2008. Sali A. Tagliamonte. So different and pretty cool! Recycling intensifiers in Toronto, Canada. English Language and Linguistics, 12(2), 361-394.

2008. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Derek Denis. Linguistic ruin? LOL! Instant messaging and teen language. American Speech, 83(1), 3-34.

2007. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Alexandra D'Arcy. Frequency and variation in the community grammar: Tracking a new change through the generations. Language Variation and Change, 19(2), 199-217.

2007. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Sonja Molfenter. How'd you get that accent? Acquiring a second dialect of the same language. Language in Society, 36(5), 649-675. Hear the variation!

2007. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Alexandra D'Arcy. The modals of obligation/necessity in Canadian perspective. English World-Wide, 28(1), 47-87.

2006. Sali A. Tagliamonte. "So cool, right?" Canadian English entering the 21st century. Canadian Journal of Linguistics, 51(2/3), 309-331.

2006. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Jennifer Smith. Layering, competition, and a twist of fate: Deontic modality in dialects of English. Diachronica, 23(2), 341-380.

2005. Sali A. Tagliamonte. So who? Like how? Just what? Discourse markers in the conversations of young Canadians. Journal of Pragmatics, 37(11), 1896-1915.

2005. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Jennifer Smith. No momentary fancy! The zero complementizer in English dialects. English Language and Linguistics, 9(2), 289-309.

2005. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Rosalind Temple. New perspectives on an ol' variable: (t,d) in British English. Language Variation and Change, 17(3), 281-302.

2005. Sali A. Tagliamonte, Jennifer Smith, and Helen Lawrence. No taming the vernacular! Insights from the relatives in northern Britain. Language Variation and Change, 17(1), 75-112.

2005. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Chris Roberts. So weird; so cool; so innovative: The use of intensifiers in the television series Friends. American Speech, 80(3), 280-300.

Refereed book chapters

(to appear). Bridget Jankowski and Sali A. Tagliamonte. A lost Canadian dialect: The Ottawa Valley, 1975-2013. In Tanja Säily, Arja Nurmi, Minna Palander-Collin and Anita Auer (eds.), Historical linguistics: A festchrift for Terttu Nevalainen on the occasion of her 65th birthday.

(to appear). Sali A. Tagliamonte. Roots and branches in the variation of English. In Michela Cennamo (ed.), Current issues in linguistic theory: Selected papers from ICEHL 22. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

(to appear). Sali A. Tagliamonte. When syntactic variables are compared. In Tanya Christensen and Torben Juel Jensen (eds.), Explanations in sociosyntax: Dialogue across paradigms. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

(to appear). Suzanne Evans Wagner and Sali A. Tagliamonte. What makes a panel study work? Researcher and participant in real time. In Suzanne Evans Wagner and Isabelle Buchstaller (eds.), Panel studies of variation and change. New York and London: Routledge.

(to appear). Sali A. Tagliamonte. What kind of data is it? Situating sociolinguistic corpora in context. In Christopher Cieri and Malcah Yaeger-Dror (eds.), Dimensions of linguistic variation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

(to appear). Sali A. Tagliamonte. Dialects as a mirror of historical trajectories: Canadian English across Ontario. In Merja Kytö and Lucia Siebers (eds.), Early American Englishes. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

2017. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Changing places: Tracking innovation and obsolescence across generations. In Chris Montgomery and Emma Moore (eds.), Language and a sense of place: Studies in language and region, 15–37. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2017. Derek Denis and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Language change and fiction. In Miriam A. Locher and Andreas H. Jucker (eds.), Pragmatics of fiction (Handbooks of pragmatics, volume 12), 553–584. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

2016. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Quantitative analysis in language variation and change. In Sandro Sessarego and Fernando Tejedo-Herrero (eds.), Spanish language and sociolinguistic analysis, 3–32. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

2016. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Antecedents of innovation: Exploring general extenders in conservative dialects. In Heike Pichler (ed.), Discourse-pragmatic variation and change: New methods and insights, 115–138. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2016. Denis Derek and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Innovation, right? Change, you know? Utterance-final tags in Canadian English. In Heike Pichler (ed.), Discourse-pragmatic variation and change: New methods and insights, 86–112. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2015. Sali A. Tagliamonte. A comparative sociolinguistic analysis of the dative alternation. In Rena Torres Cacoullos, Nathalie Dion and André Lapierre (eds.), Linguistic variation: Confronting fact and theory, 297–318. New York and London: Routledge.

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte. System and society in the evolution of change: The view from Canada. In Eugene Green and Charles F. Meyers (eds.), The variability of current world Englishes, 199–238. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2013. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Analysing and interpreting variation in the sociolinguistic tradition. In Manfred G. Krug and Julia Schlüter (eds.), Research methods in language variation and change, 382–401. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2013. Sali A. Tagliamonte. The verb phrase in contemporary Canadian English. In Bas Aarts, Joanne Close, Geoffrey Leech and Sean Wallis (eds.), The verb phrase in English: Investigating recent language change with corpora, 133–154. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2011. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Variation as a window on universals. In Peter Siemund (ed.), Linguistic universals and language variation, 128–170. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

2009. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Be + like: The new quotative in English. In Nikolas Coupland and Adam Jaworski (eds.), The new sociolinguistics reader, 75–91. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

2009. Sali A. Tagliamonte. There was universals, then there weren’t: A comparative sociolinguistic perspective on 'default singulars'. In Markku Fillpula, Juhani Klemola and Heli Paulasto (eds.), Vernacular universals and language contacts: Evidence from varieties of English and beyond, 103–129. New York and Oxford: Routledge.

2008. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Conversations from the speech community: Exploring language variation in synchronic dialect corpora. In Terttu Nevalainen, Irma Taavitsainen, Päivi Pahta and Minna Korhonen (eds.), The dynamics of linguistic variation: Corpus evidence on English past and present, 107–128. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

2007. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Quantitative analysis. In Robert Bayley and Ceil Lucas (eds.), Sociolinguistic variation: Theories, methods, and applications, 190–214. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2007. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Representing real language: Consistency, tradeoffs and thinking ahead! In Joan Beal, Karen Corrigan, and Hermann Moisl (eds.), Using unconventional digital language corpora, volume 1: Synchronic corpora, 205–240. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

2006. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Historical change in synchronic perspective: The legacy of British dialects. In Ans van Kemenade and Bettelou Los (eds.), The handbook of the history of English, 477–506. Malden and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

2005. Sali A. Tagliamonte, Jennifer Smith, and Helen Lawrence. English dialects in the British Isles in cross-variety perspective: A base-line for future research. In Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, Marjatta Palander, and Esa Penttilä (eds.), Dialects across borders: Selected papers from the 11th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology (Methods XI), Joensuu, August 2002, 87–117. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

2004. Shana Poplack and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Back to the present: Verbal –s in the (African American) English diaspora. In Raymond Hickey (ed.), Legacies of colonial English: Studies in transported dialects, 203–223. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2004. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Have to, gotta, must: Grammaticalisation, variation, and specialization in English deontic modality. In Hans Lindquist and Christian Mair (eds.), Corpus approaches to grammaticalization in English, 33–55. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

2004. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Someth[in]’s go[ing] on!: Variable –ing at ground zero. In Britt-Louise Gunnarsson, Lena Bergström, Gerd Eklund, Staffan Fidell, Lise H. Hansen, Angela Karstadt, Bengt Nordberg, Eva Sundergren and Mats Thelander (eds.), Language variation in Europe: Papers from the Second International Conference on Language Variation in Europe, ICLaVE 2, Uppsala University, Sweden, June 12-14, 2003, 390–403. Uppsala: Uppsala University Department of Scandinavian Languages.

2003. Sali A. Tagliamonte. 'Every place has a different toll': Determinants of grammatical variation in cross-variety perspective. In Günter Rohdenberg and Britta Mondorf (eds.), Determinants of grammatical variation in English, 531–554. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

2002. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Comparative sociolinguistics. In J. K. Chambers, Peter Trudgill and Natalie Schilling-Estes (eds.), The handbook of language variation and change. Malden and Oxford: Blackwell. 729–763.

2000. Sali A. Tagliamonte. The grammaticalisation of the present perfect in English: Tracks of change and continuity in a linguistic enclave. In Olga Fischer, Anette Rosenbach and Dieter Stein (eds.), Pathways of change: Grammaticalization in English, 329–354. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

2000. Sali A. Tagliamonte. The story of kom in Nigerian Pidgin English. In John McWhorter (ed.), Language change and language contact in pidgins and creoles, 353–382. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

2000. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Jennifer Smith. Old was, new ecology: Viewing English through the sociolinguistic filter. In Shana Poplack (ed.), The English history of African American English, 141–171. Malden and Oxford: Blackwell.

Selected presentations and invited talks since 2009

(accepted). Sali A. Tagliamonte. Into the hinterlands: Probing urban to rural diffusion in intensifier variation. Methods in Dialectology 16. Tachikawa, Japan. August 7–11, 2017.

(accepted). Lex Konnelly, Katharina Pabst, Melanie Röthlisberger, and Sali A. Tagliamonte. The individual and the community: Evidence from -t/-d deletion in Canadian English. Methods in Dialectology 16. Tachikawa, Japan. August 7–11, 2017.

(accepted). Bronwyn Bjorkman and Sali A. Tagliamonte. What can explain it? The changing modals of York English. Formal Ways of Analyzing Variation (FWAV) 4. York, England, UK. June 29-30, 2017.

(accepted). Tagliamonte, Sali A and Derek Denis. Beyond the peak: Evidence for adolescent incrementation in trend and panel studies. ICLaVE 9. Malaga, Spain. June 6–9, 2017.

(accepted). Tagliamonte, Sali A. The zero adverb in British dialects. ICLaVE 9. Malaga, Spain. June 6–9, 2017.

(accepted). Sali A. Tagliamonte and Bridget Jankowski. Golly, gosh, and oh my God! What dialect corpora can tell us about swear-words. ICAME 38. Prague, Czech Republic. May 24–28, 2017.

(accepted). Cathleen Waters and Sali A. Tagliamonte. One change at a time: Individuals, covariation and change in progress. Biennial Conference on the Diachrony of English 5. Tours, France. July 4–6, 2017.

2017. Cedric Ludlow, Lisa Walkey, and Sali A. Tagliamonte. "Just down the drag there": Direction-giving in Ontario English. ADS Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas, USA. January 5–8, 2017.

2017. Bridget Jankowski and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Supper, dinner, or tea? Sociolinguistic variation in the meals of the day. ADS Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas, USA. January 5–8, 2017.

2017. Marisa Brook, Lex Konnelly, Bridget Jankowski, and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Post-adolescent change in the individual: Early adulthood against the backdrop of the community. LSA Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas, USA. January 5–8, 2017.


Lex, Marisa, and Bridget present a cross-section of variables in Clara's speech.

2016. Suzanne Evans Wagner and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Vernacular stability: Comparative evidence from two lifespan studies. NWAV 45. Vancouver, British Columbia. November 3–6, 2016.

2016. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Dialects as a mirror of historical trajectories. International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL) 22. Duisburg-Essen, Germany. August 22–26, 2016.

2016. Heather Burnett and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Using cross-linguistic evidence to ground morphosyntactic change: No/not...any variation in the history of English. Diachronic Generative Syntax (DiGS) 18. Ghent, Belgium. June 29–July 1, 2016.

2016. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Ruth Maddeaux. A little story from Northern Ontario: Semantic variation in the linguistic system. Change and Variation in Canada 9. Ottawa, Ontario. May 7-8, 2016.


Little, small, tiny, wee, and more!

2016. Katharina Pabst, Sali A. Tagliamonte, and students of the 2015 LSA Summer Institute. Great, cool, and amazing: Adjectives of positive evaluation in Canadian English. Change and Variation in Canada 9. Ottawa, Ontario. May 7-8, 2016.


Katharina describes a cool pattern.

2016. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Bridget Jankowski. Up north here: Discourse-pragmatic deixis in Northen Ontario. Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change 3. Ottawa, Ontario. May 4-6, 2016.


On why Northern Ontario locals use non-locative 'here' and 'there' a lot.

2016. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Bridget Jankowski. Oh yeah okay: Discourse markers on the outer rim. Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change 3. Ottawa, Ontario. May 4-6, 2016.


Guiding our audience through the left periphery!

2016. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Heather Burnett. Using intra-speaker variation to diagnose syntactic structure. Penn Linguistics Colloquium 40. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. March 18-20, 2016.

2016. Sali A. Tagliamonte. A sociolinguistic perspective on linguistic documentation. Annual Meeting of the LSA. Washington, D.C., USA. January 7-10, 2016.

2016. Matt Hunt Gardner, Derek Denis, Marisa Brook, and Sali A. Tagliamonte. From the bottom to the top of the S-curve: Be like and the Constant Rate Effect. LSA Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C., USA. January 7-10, 2016.


Derek, Marisa, and Matt at the 2016 LSA Annual Meeting.

2016. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Ruth Maddeaux. Stability, obsolescence and innovation: North American dialects in the 21st century. Annual Meeting of the American Dialect Society. Washington, D.C., USA. January 7-10, 2016.

2015. Bridget Jankowski and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Nobody knows everyone: Longitudinal change in cross-community perspective NWAV 44. Toronto, Ontario. October 22-25, 2015.

2015. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Roots and branches in the history of English. International Conference on Historical Linguistics 22. Naples, Italy. July 27-31, 2015.

2015. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Competition in the linguistic system: A variationist sociolinguistic perspective. Competition Workshop, LSA Summer Institute. Chicago, Illinois, USA. July 12, 2015.

2015. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Marisa Brook. Let's try and/to figure this out! Using spoken vernacular corpora to inform explanation. ICAME 36. Trier, Germany. May 27-31, 2015.

2015. Bridget Jankowski and Sali A. Tagliamonte. A lost Canadian dialect: The Ottawa Valley, 1975-2013. ICAME 36. Trier, Germany. May 27-31, 2015.

2015. Claire Childs, Christopher Harvey, Karen Corrigan, and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Variation in any and not negation from a trans-Atlantic perspective. ICLaVE 8. Leipzig, Germany. May 27–29, 2015.

2015. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Off the cuff and from the heart: A history of variationist sociolinguistics from personal narratives. Annual Meeting of the North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences. Portland, Oregon, USA. January 9-10, 2015.

2015. Matt Hunt Gardner and Sali A. Tagliamonte. The bike, the back, and the boyfriend: Confronting the 'definite article conspiracy' in Canadian and British English. Annual Meeting of the American Dialect Society. Portland, Oregon, USA. January 8-11, 2015.

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Dynamics of linguistic change: The view from Toronto. Conference on the Dynamics of Putonghua: Variation and Standardization. University of Macau. Macau, China. December 1-2, 2014.

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Variationist sociolinguistics: The scientist in the street. University of Zürich. Zürich, Switzerland. November 21, 2014.

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Sociolinguistic landscapes: Ontario, Canada. University of Zürich. Zürich, Switzerland. November 20, 2014.

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Interpreting linguistic versus social factors. Sociosyntax: The relation between social and linguistic factors in explaining syntactic variation and change. Symposium at LANCHART. Copenhagen, Denmark. November 13-14, 2014.

2014. Claire Childs, Christopher Harvey, Karen Corrigan, and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Comparative sociolinguistic insights in the evolution of negation. NWAV 43. Chicago, Illinois, USA. October 23-26, 2014.

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Using the architecture of variable systems to predict language change. International Society for the Linguistics of English 3. Zürich, Switzerland. August 24-27, 2014.

2014. Suzanne Evans Wagner and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Incrementation in adolescence: Tapping the force that drives linguistic change. International Society for the Linguistics of English 3. Zürich, Switzerland. August 24-27, 2014.

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Suzanne Evans Wagner. What makes a panel study work? Researcher and participant in real time. Methods in Dialectology 15. Groningen, Netherlands. August 11-15, 2014.

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Sociolinguistics for computational social science. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Baltimore, Maryland, USA. June 22-24, 2014.

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte. So like you know what? Spoken English entering the 21st century. Plenary talk. International Conference on Spoken English. Santiago de Compostela, Spain. June 4-6, 2014.

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Data and the community: A sociolinguistic perspective. Language, Linguistics, and the Data Explosion. London, England, UK. May 9, 2014.

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Canadian dialects? Exploring the transmission and diffusion of linguistic change in Ontario. University College Dublin. Dublin, Ireland. May 7, 2014.

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Obsolescence and innovation in discourse-pragmatic change: The view from Canada. Plenary talk. Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change 2. Newcastle, England, UK. April 7-9, 2014.

2014. Cathleen Waters and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Co-variation in discourse-pragmatic features. Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change 2. Newcastle, England, UK. April 7-9, 2014.


U of T LVC people/alumni at DiPVaC 2!

2014. Sali A. Tagliamonte. New perspectives on analyzing variation. Plenary talk. 7th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics. Madison, Wisconsin, USA. April 3-5, 2014.

2014. Celeste Rodríguez Louro, Alexandra D'Arcy, and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Outliers, impact, and rationalization in language change. LSA Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. January 2-5, 2014.

2014. Derek Denis and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Stability out of grammaticalization? Future temporal reference in North American English. LSA Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. January 2-5, 2014.

2013. Matt Hunt Gardner, Derek Denis, Marisa Brook, and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Be like at the saturation point: What large-scale student research projects can discover. U of T Society of Linguistics Undergraduates (SLUGS). Toronto, Ontario. November 21, 2013.


Derek, Marisa, and Matt present their work with Sali to the U of T SLUGS (Society of Linguistics Undergraduates).

2013. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Induction speech. Annual General Meeting of the Royal Society of Canada. Banff, Alberta. November 13, 2013.

2013. Celeste Rodríguez Louro, Alexandra D'Arcy, and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Before be like: Digging into earlier global systems to understand a 21st-century innovation. NWAV 42. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. October 17-20, 2013.

2013. Matt Hunt Gardner, Derek Denis, Marisa Brook, and Sali A. Tagliamonte. The new global flow of linguistic influence: be like at the saturation point. NWAV 42. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. October 17-20, 2013.

2013. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Oral histories of Haliburtonians. Haliburton Historical Society. Haliburton, Ontario. September 19, 2013.

2013. Sali A. Tagliamonte. A dialect landscape of linguistic change: The view from Canada. Keynote speech, Language Variation and Change in Australia 1. Melbourne, Australia. July 26, 2013.


Australia brings in some Canadian variationists to help kick-start a new LVC conference tradition of their own.

2013. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Socio-syntax: A new architecture for linguistic explanation. Workshop on Syntax and Variation, LSA Summer Institute. Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. July 6-7, 2013.

2013. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Exploring sociolinguistic typology in synchronic English dialects. International Conference on Language Variation in Europe. Trondheim, Norway. June 26-28, 2013.

2013. Matt Hunt Gardner, Derek Denis, Marisa Brook, and Sali A. Tagliamonte. "I'm like, 'It's different in York'": Real-time and apparent-time quotative trends in Toronto, Canada and York, England. Change and Variation in Canada 7. Toronto, Ontario. May 4-5, 2013.

2013. Sali A. Tagliamonte. How did you do it? Tools and practices for analyzing variation. University of Sheffield. Sheffield, England, UK. April 9, 2013.

2013. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Changing places: Tracking innovation and obsolescence across generations. Plenary talk. A Sense of Place: Studies in Language and Region. Sheffield, England, UK. April 6, 2013.

2012. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Where do the constraints come from? Insights from syntactic variation and change (plenary talk). New Ways of Analyzing Syntactic Variation. Nijmegen, The Netherlands. November 15-17, 2012.

2012. Sali A. Tagliamonte. The elephant and the pendulum: Variationist perspectives 2012 (keynote address). NWAV 41. Bloomington, Indiana, USA. October 25-28, 2012.

2012. Alexandra D'Arcy and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Vernacular repercussions of adaptive change. NWAV 41. Bloomington, Indiana, USA. October 25-28, 2012.

2012. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Vanguard: Youth language in the new media. The Future of Russia: A Workshop. Bergen, Norway. June 7-9, 2012.

2012. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Lolz to u! Internet language across the new media. Analytical Methods of Sociolinguistic Variation and Change. Syracuse, New York, USA. April 26-27, 2012.

2012. Julian Brooke and Sali Tagliamonte. Hunting the linguistic variable: Using computation techniques for data exploration and analysis. Georgetown University Roundtable on Languages and Linguistics 12. Washington, D.C., USA. March 9-11, 2012.

2012. Sali A. Tagliamonte. A weird and peculiar story: Variation and change in North American adjectives. ADS Annual Meeting. Portland, Oregon, USA. January 5-8, 2012.

2012. Sali A. Tagliamonte. What kind of data is it? Situating sociolinguistic corpora in context. LSA Annual Meeting: Satellite Workshop on Sociolinguistic Archive Preparation. Portland, Oregon, USA. January 5-8, 2012.

2012. Sali A. Tagliamonte, Mercedes Durham, amd Jennifer Smith. Grammaticalization at an early stage: A case study of future going to in conservative dialects. LSA Annual Meeting. Portland, Oregon, USA. January 5-8, 2012.

2011. LeAnn Brown and Sali A. Tagliamonte. A really interesting story: The influence of narrative in linguistic change. NWAV 40. Washington, D.C., USA. October 27-29, 2011.

2011. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Cathleen Waters. Co-variation in the speech community: Methods for identifying innovators and their repertoires. Methods in Dialectology 14. London, Ontario. August 2-6, 2011.

2011. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Bridget Jankowski. On the genitive's trail: Data and method from a sociolinguistic perspective. International Society for the Linguistics of English 2. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. June 17-21, 2011.

2011. Sali A. Tagliamonte. System and society in the evolution of change: The case of Canada. Plenary talk. International Society for the Linguistics of English 2. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. June 17-21, 2011.

2011. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Dylan Uscher. Teen language in the virtual speech community: Building and analyzing a corpus of Internet media. ICAME 32. Oslo, Norway. June 1-5, 2011.

2011. Sali A. Tagliamonte. From mother to child to speech community: Probabilistic syntax in language acquisition and change. 24th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. Stanford, California, USA. March 24-26, 2011.

2011. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Probabilistic syntax from a sociolinguistic perspective: The dative alternation. LSA Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. January 6-9, 2011.

2010. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Cathleen Waters. Innovators across innovations: Exploring co-variables in linguistic change. NWAV 39. San Antonio, Texas, USA. November 4-6, 2010.

2010. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Bridget Jankowski. The genitive in today's world or the genitive in the world of today. NWAV 39. San Antonio, Texas, USA. November 4-6, 2010.

2010. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Linguistic change in real time: A contemporary study of the English quotative system. Workshop on Nordic Language Variation: Grammatical, Sociolinguistic and Infrastructural Perspectives. Reykjavík, Iceland. October 7-9, 2010.

2010. Alexandra D'Arcy and Sali Tagliamonte. Everybody loves someone: Indefinite reference across the hemispheres. International Association for World Englishes 16. Vancouver, B.C. July 25-27, 2010.

2010. Sali A. Tagliamonte, Mercedes Durham, and Jennifer Smith. Comparative sociolinguistics meets grammaticalization in corpora: A case study of future going to'. ICAME 31. Giessen, Germany. May 26-30, 2010.

2010. Sali A. Tagliamonte. A sociolinguistic perspective on dative and genitive variability: Canadian English. Freiburg Workshop on Probabilistic Syntax. Freiburg, Germany. March 21-24, 2010.

2010. Alexandra D'Arcy and Sali Tagliamonte. I swear (that) I think (that) I have! Syntax, situation and society as windows on grammar. NWAV 38. Ottawa, Ontario. October 22-25, 2009.

2009. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Dylan Uscher. Queer youth in the speech community: Enriching large-scale studies of variation and change. NWAV 38. Ottawa, Ontario. October 22-25, 2009.

2009. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Cathleen Waters. A tale of two cities: Comparing sociolinguistic patterns in England and Canada. American Association for Corpus Linguistics 2009. Edmonton, Alberta. October 8-11, 2009.

2009. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Talking about be like: Innovation and change in contemporary English. Linguistic Association of the Southwest. Provo, Utah, USA. September 25-26, 2009.

2009. Sali A. Tagliamonte, Mercedes Durham, amd Jennifer Smith.Grammaticalization in time and space: Tracing the pathways of future going to across the British Isles. UK Language Variation and Change 7. Newcastle, England, UK. September 1-3, 2009.

2009. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Trend-setting in Toronto: A Canadian perspective on innovation and change in contemporary English. Plenary talk. Third International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English. London, England, UK. July 14-17, 2009.

2009. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Corpora of the smaller kind: A panel study of quotative be like. ICAME 30. Lancaster, England, UK. May 27-31, 2009.

2009. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Historical doublets in synchronic perspective: The English indefinite pronouns. Studies in the History of the English Language 6. Banff, Alberta. April 30–May 3, 2009.

2009. Sali A. Tagliamonte. Methodologies in determining morphosyntactic change: Case-studies and cross-linguistic applications. National Museum of Ethnology. Osaka, Japan. March 5-6, 2009.

Research grants since 2005

(2013-2017). Sali A. Tagliamonte. Social determinants of linguistic systems. Insight Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC).

(2014). Joan Bresnan, Jen Hay, Benedikt Szmrecsányi, Marilyn Ford, Annette Rosenbach, and Sali A. Tagliamonte. The development of syntactic alternations. National Science Foundation (USA).


Most of the NSF grant group.

(2013). Suzanne Evans Wagner and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Post-adolescent language change. External Connections Grant, University of Michigan.


Hard at work investigating individuals' language change in adulthood!

(2010-2013). Sali A. Tagliamonte. Transmission and diffusion in Canadian English. Research Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC). #410-101-129.

(2007-2010). Sali A. Tagliamonte. Directions of change in Canadian English. Research Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC). #410-070-048.

(2003-2006). Sali A. Tagliamonte. Linguistic changes in Canada entering the 21st century. Research Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC). #410-2003-0005.

Media interviews since 2005

Planet ArtSci. "Making sense of Ontario dialects". Interviewed by Barrett Hooper. December 15, 2015.

CBC Radio. "Ontario dialects with linguist Sali Tagliamonte". Fresh Air. Interviewed by Mary Ito. November 29, 2015.

RTRfm, 92.1. "Talk the Talk: Language detective". Talk of the Town. Interviewed by Daniel Midgley, Perth, Australia. September 17, 2013.

CBC Radio. "Who owns English?" Babel. Interviewed by Mariel Borelli. August 27, 2012.

CBC Radio. "'Pickin' burries', the Ottawa Valley dialect". June 1, 2012.

TVCogeco (Niagara Cable 10). "The Source". Interviewed by William Kelly on Language and the Internet as part of the Applied Linguistics Speaker Series at Brock University. January 20, 2012.

CBC Radio. "Fresh Air". Interviewed by Mary Ito on Northern Ontario dialects. January 15, 2012.

ABC Radio. "The Morning Show". Interviewed on IM. Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. January 11, 2006.

Radio Canada International. "Canada Today". Interviewed by Jim Craig on Toronto English. August 23, 2005.

CFRB 1010. "The Jim Richards Show". Interviewed by Jim Richards on Toronto English. July 25, 2005.

640 News. "The Mike Stafford Show". Interviewed by Mike Stafford on Toronto English. July 21, 2005.

Global TV. "Global News". Interviewed by Terese Sears on Toronto English. July 21, 2005.

CBC and 97.3 FM. "Metro Morning". Interviewed by Andy Barry on teenage language. July 19, 2005.

BBC. "BBC Voices". Interviewed by Vivienne Perry on media and language. July 13, 2005.

CIUT Radio. "Dialogue". Interviewed by Jennifer Leonard on sociolinguistic research. July 5, 2005.

CBC Radio. "Ontario Today". Interviewed by Allan Zeal on Canadian English. January 27, 2005.

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