Sali A. Tagliamonte

University of Toronto

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Since 2002, the corpora that I and my assistants have collected have been used in an extensive range of research produced by graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and recent alumni:

Matt Hunt Gardner (Ph.D., in progress)

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.

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.

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. 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. 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.

James Smith (MA, 2010; Ph.D., in progress)

(to appear). James Smith. Sociophonetic variation of Canadian English vowels in Northern Ontario. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Toronto.

2015. James Smith. Sociophonetic variation of Northern Ontario English vowels: Canadian Shift in two non-urban communities. 2015 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association. Ottawa, Ontario. May 30-June 1, 2015.

2014. James Smith. Sociophonetic variation in Northern Ontario vowels: A first look. Change and Variation in Canada 8. Kingston, Ontario. May 31-June 1, 2014.

2013. James Smith. Sociophonetic variation of word-final stop voicing in Toronto English. Generals paper, University of Toronto.

2013. James Smith. Sociophonetic variation of word-final stop voicing in Toronto English. Change and Variation in Canada 7. Toronto, Ontario. May 4-5, 2013.

2012. James Smith. Phonetic and perceptual variation of word-final stops in Toronto English. Generals paper, University of Toronto.

2012. James Smith. It's a bik deal: Phonetic variation of word-final stop voicing in Toronto English. NWAV 41. Bloomington, Indiana, USA. October 25-28, 2012.

2011. James Smith. We say 'Taronno': Sociophonetics of /nt/ cluster variation in Toronto English. CRC Summer Phonetics/Phonology Workshop. Toronto, Ontario. June 16, 2011.

Lex Konnelly (MA, 2016; Ph.D., in progress)

(upcoming). 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.

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.

2016. Lex Konnelly. Ideology and community: Evidence from multiple levels of variation within the AdjP. MA Forum paper, University of Toronto.

2016. Lex Konnelly. Like in the adjective phrase: Queering ongoing change in Toronto, Canada. Change and Variation in Canada 9. Ottawa, Ontario. May 7-8, 2016.

Katharina Pabst (Ph.D., in progress)

(upcoming). 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.

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, Katharina Pabst, and students from the LSA Summer Institute 2015. An awesome talk: Variation and change in adjectives of positive evaluation (poster). ADS Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C., USA. January 7-10, 2016.

Bridget Jankowski (MA, 2003; Ph.D., 2013)

(upcoming). 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.

(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.

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.

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!

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


Telling our European colleagues at ICAME all about the Ottawa Valley dialect.

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.

2013. Bridget Jankowski. A variationist approach to cross-register language variation and change. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Toronto.


Bridget and I and Cathleen celebrate Bridget's successful thesis defense!

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.

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

Cathleen Waters (Ph.D., 2011)

(to appear). Cathleen Waters and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Covariation in discourse-pragmatic features. American Speech.

(upcoming). 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.

2016. Cathleen Waters. Practical strategies for elucidating discourse-pragmatic variation. In Pichler, Heike (ed.), Discourse-pragmatic variation and change in English: New methods and insights. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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.

2013. Cathleen Waters. Transatlantic variation in English adverb placement. Language Variation and Change, 25(2), 179-200.

2013. Cathleen Waters. Innovators across innovations. LVC Special Interest Group, Newcastle University. April 4, 2013.

2012. Cathleen Waters. That way madness lies: Problems and solutions in the study of adverb variability. Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change 2012. Manchester, England, UK. April 17-20, 2012.

2012. Cathleen Waters. Are your pants visible in public? Newcastle University. Newcastle, England, UK. March 14, 2012.

2012. Cathleen Waters. Adverb placement: Variation and syntax (poster). LSA Annual Meeting. Portland, Oregon, USA. January 5-8, 2012.

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. Cathleen Waters. Social and linguistic correlates of adverb variability in English: A cross-varietal perspective. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Toronto.

2010. Cathleen Waters. Divided by a common grammar? University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA. 30 November 2010.

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. Cathleen Waters. Variability in adverb placement: A transatlantic perspective. Change and Variation in Canada 4. St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. June 19, 2010.

2009. Cathleen Waters. Transatlantic divergence: Social and linguistic correlates of actually/really variation. 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. Cathleen Waters. Actually, it’s really more than youth speech. UK Language Variation and Change 7. Newcastle, England, UK. September 1-3, 2009.

2009. Cathleen Waters. Transatlantic divergence: The social and grammatical correlates of actually/really variation. Change and Variation in Canada 3. Toronto, Ontario. June 20-21, 2009.

2009. Cathleen Waters. Actually and really in York English. Language Variation and Change Research Group, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario. May 1, 2009.

2009. Cathleen Waters. The case of actually in North American English. Annual Meeting of the American Dialect Society. San Francisco, California, USA. January 8-11, 2009.

2008. Cathleen Waters. Actually, it's really more than grammaticalization. Generals paper, University of Toronto.

2007. Cathleen Waters. Perfectly identical? Variation in the perfect system in English. Change and Variation in Canada 1. Toronto, Ontario. May 31, 2007.

2007. Cathleen Waters. Perfectly identical? Variation in the perfect system in English. Course paper, LIN1256, University of Toronto.

Derek Denis (MA, 2009; Ph.D., 2015)

(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.

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. 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.

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.

2015. Derek Denis and Alexandra D'Arcy. Input, homogeneity, and stuff like that. Studies in the History of the English Language 9. Vancouver, British Columbia. June 5-7, 2015.

2015. Derek Denis and Alexandra D'Arcy. Homogeneity, convergence, mega-trends, and stuff like that. Queen's University. Kingston, Ontario. March 12, 2015.


Derek presents his work on general extenders with Alexandra D'Arcy
to a class of undergraduates at Queen's University.

2015. Derek Denis. The development of pragmatic markers in Canadian English. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Toronto.


Alex M. and Derek celebrate after Derek's successful thesis defense!

2014. Derek Denis and Alexandra D'Arcy. Homogeneity, convergence, mega-trends, and stuff like that. NWAV 43. Chicago, Illinois, USA. October 23-26, 2014.

2014. Derek Denis. A variationist perspective on epistemic parentheticals in Ontario. Change and Variation in Canada 8. Kingston, Ontario. May 31-June 1, 2014.

2014. Derek Denis. A real-time investigation of the development of general extenders in Canadian English. Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change 2. Newcastle, England, UK. April 7-9, 2014.

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

2014. Derek Denis. What sociolinguistics can tell us about the how and who of language variation and change. Department of English Language and Literature, Eastern Michigan University. Yplisanti, Michigan, USA. February 21, 2014.

2014. Derek Denis. From actuation to saturation: The trajectory of linguistic diffusion. Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. February 6, 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. Derek Denis. The social meaning of eh in Canadian English. Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association.

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.

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. 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. Derek Denis. The social meaning of eh in Canadian English. 2013 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association. Victoria, British Columbia. June 1-3, 2013.

2013. Derek Denis. On the (non-)grammaticalization of utterance-final right in Canadian English. Change and Variation in Canada 7. Toronto, Ontario. May 4-5, 2013.

2013. Derek Denis. Grammaticalization? Change in the right periphery from 1875 to 2003. Annual Meeting of the LSA. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. January 3-6, 2013.

2012. Derek Denis. Eh? A short history of its social and pragmatic functions. Canadian English: Linguistic variation in space and time. Toronto, Ontario. November 23, 2012.

2011. Derek Denis. The bastardization of language?: Exploring the language of text messaging. Faculty of Arts and Science Study Languages Conference, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario. December 8, 2011.

2011. Derek Denis. Innovators and innovation: Tracking the innovators of and stuff in York English. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, 17(2), Article 8.

2011. Derek Denis. Advanced plotting in R. Language Variation and Change Research Group, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario. February 4, 2011.

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

2011. Naomi Nagy, Nina Aghdasi, Derek Denis, and Alexandra Motut. Null subjects in heritage languages: Contact effects in a cross-linguistic context. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, 17(2), Article 16.

2011. Derek Denis. The actuation problem: Some external considerations. LGCU Welcome Workshop 3. Toronto, Ontario. October 21, 2011.

2010. Derek Denis. Innovators and innovation: Tracking the innovators of and stuff in York. Generals paper, University of Toronto.

2010. Derek Denis. The trajectories of general extenders from a transatlantic perspective. NWAV 39. San Antonio, Texas, USA. November 4-6, 2010.

2010. Naomi Nagy, Nina Aghdasi, Derek Denis, Alexandra Motut, and Dylan Uscher. Pro-drop in heritage languages: A cross-linguistic study of contact-induced change. NWAV 39. San Antonio, Texas, USA. November 4-6, 2010.

2010. Naomi Nagy, Nina Aghdasi, Derek Denis, Alexandra Motut, Mario So Gao, and Dylan Uscher. After acquisition: Variable subject pronoun realization in heritage language variation and change in Toronto (poster). Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 4. Toronto, Ontario. September 1-3, 2010.

2010. Derek Denis. Transmission and diffusion of change: Implications for the homogeneity of Canadian English. International Association of World Englishes 16. Vancouver, British Columbia. July 26, 2010.

2010. Derek Denis. A tale of a few cities' and stuff. Change and Variation in Canada 4. St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. June 19, 2010.

2010. Derek Denis. Asymmetric trajectories: General extenders from a transatlantic perspective. Sociolinguistic Perspectives Summer School. Copenhagen, Denmark. June 2010.

2010. Derek Denis. Introduction to corpus linguistic methods: Coming to grips with grep. Language Variation and Change Research Group, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario. January 2010.

2009. Derek Denis. Eh and stuff: Discourse variables in Canadian English. LGCU Welcome Workshop 1. Toronto, Ontario. October 2009.

2009. Derek Denis. Transmission and diffusion above the level of phonology: Evidence from Thunder Bay. MA Forum paper, University of Toronto.

2009. Derek Denis. Operationalizing Labov’s transmission and diffusion. Language Variation and Change Research Group, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario. May 1, 2009.

2009. Derek Denis and Lizzie Di Giacomo. A framework for sociosyntax. Language Variation and Change Research Group, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario. April 2009.

2009. Derek Denis. So eh is still Canadian, right? A quantitative sociolinguistic investigation of changing discourse particles. ADS Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California, USA. January 8-11, 2009.

2008. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Derek Denis. From community to community: Transmission and diffusion in Canadian English. NWAV 37. Houston, Texas, USA. November 2008.

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

2008. Derek Denis. A variationist analysis of modality in rural Ontario. LSA Summer Meeting. Columbus, Ohio, USA. July 2008.

2008. Derek Denis. A new perspective on deontic modality in Canada. Change and Variation in Canada 2. Ottawa, Ontario. June 22, 2008.

2008. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Derek Denis. The stuff of change: General extenders in North American English. ADS Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois, USA. January 2008.

2007. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Derek Denis. Linguistic ruin? LOL! Leaside High School. Toronto, Ontario. November 2007.

2007. Derek Denis. From 'harrrbour' English to 'hippie' English. Language Variation and Change Research Group, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario. November, 2007.

2006. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Derek Denis. LOL for real. Instant messaging, teen language and linguistic change. Linguistics Association of Canada and the United States 33. Toronto, Ontario. July 2006.

2005. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Derek Denis. OMG, it's so PC. NWAV 34. New York City, New York, USA. October 2005.

Marisa Brook (MA, 2011; Ph.D., 2016)

(to appear). Marisa Brook. A two-tiered change in Canadian English: The emergence of a streamlined evidential system. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, 23(2).

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. 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. Marisa Brook. Syntactic categories informing variationist analysis: The case of English copy-raising. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Toronto.

2016. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Marisa Brook. Adaptive change in sociolinguistic typology: The case of relative who (poster). LSA Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C., USA. January 7-10, 2016.


Marisa shows the poster to Kirk Hazen of West Virginia University.

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.

2015. Marisa Brook. Not so co-relative: The past and present of restrictive who and that in Toronto and Belleville, Ontario. Symposium of Graduate Research on Canadian English. Kingston, Ontario. November 18, 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. Marisa Brook. Relatively distinct: Localized loss of prestige on the periphery of Canadian English. Queen's University. Kingston, Ontario. March 12, 2015.


Marisa tells undergraduates at Queen's University about restrictive
relative clause markers in nearby Belleville, Ontario.

2015. Marisa Brook. Syntactic categories informing variationist analysis: The case of English copy-raising. LSA Annual Meeting. Portland, Oregon, USA. January 8-11, 2015.


Marisa's LSA talk.

2014. Marisa Brook. A peripheral view of a change from above: Prestige forms over time in a medium-sized community. NWAV 43. Chicago, Illinois, USA. October 23-26, 2014.

2014. Marisa Brook. Comparative complementizers in Canadian English: Insights from early fiction. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, 20(2), Article 2.

2014. Marisa Brook. A peripheral view of a change from above: Prestige forms over time in a medium-sized community. Change and Variation in Canada 8. Kingston, Ontario. May 31-June 1, 2014.

2014. Marisa Brook. A peripheral view of a change from above: Prestige forms over time in a medium-sized community. Generals paper, University of Toronto.

2013. Marisa Brook. A peripheral view of a change from above: Prestige forms over time in a medium-sized community. Language Variation and Change Research Group, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario. November 22, 2013.

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.

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. 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. Marisa Brook. Comparative complementizers in Canadian English: Insights from early fiction. NWAV 42. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. October 17-20, 2013.

2011. Marisa Brook. Looks as if there's something interesting going on here: Comparative complementizers following perception verbs in Canadian English. Language Variation and Change Research Group, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario. October 14, 2011.

2011. Marisa Brook. Looks as if there's something interesting going on here: Comparative complementizers following perception verbs in Canadian English. MA Forum paper, University of Toronto.

2011. Marisa Brook. Looks like there's something interesting going on here. Change and Variation in Canada 5. Victoria, British Columbia. May 14-15, 2011.


Marisa presents some apparent-time results to her audience at CVC 5.

2011. Marisa Brook. Exceptive constructions in Canadian English. Course paper, LIN1256, University of Toronto.

Emily Blamire (MA, 2014; Ph.D., in progress)

Emily Blamire and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Using Internet language to decipher the actuation of linguistic change (poster). LSA Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas, USA. January 5-8, 2017.

Ruth Maddeaux (MA, 2014; Ph.D., in progress)

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

2015. Ruth Maddeaux. Me, myself, and I: The role of the untriggered reflexive in the English pronominal system. ADS Annual Meeting. Portland, Oregon, USA. January 8-11, 2015.

2014. Ruth Maddeaux. Me, myself, and I: The role of the untriggered reflexive in the English pronominal system. MA Forum paper, University of Toronto.

2013. Ruth Maddeaux. "The gold that come out of that place": Preterite come in Northern Ontario. Course paper, LIN498, University of Toronto.

Christopher Harvey (Ph.D., in progress)

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.

2015. Claire Childs, Christopher Harvey, Karen Corrigan, and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Tracking a change in progress: Any- and no- negation in spoken corpora of British and Canadian English. ICAME 36. Trier, Germany. May 27-31, 2015.

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.

2013. Christopher Harvey. Any and no negation in Southern-Ontario English. NWAV 42. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. October 17-20, 2013.

2011. Christopher Harvey. Any and no negation in Southern-Ontario English. Course paper, LIN1256, University of Toronto.

Alexandra D'Arcy (Ph.D., 2005)

(to appear). Alexandra D'Arcy. Discourse-pragmatic variation in context: Eight hundred years of like. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

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

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

2015. Derek Denis and Alexandra D'Arcy. Homogeneity, convergence, mega-trends, and stuff like that. Queen's University. Kingston, Ontario. March 12, 2015.

2014. Derek Denis and Alexandra D'Arcy. Homogeneity, convergence, mega-trends, and stuff like that. NWAV 43. Chicago, Illinois, USA. October 23-26, 2014.

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.

2007. Alexandra D'Arcy. Like and language ideology: Disentangling fact from fiction. American Speech, 82(4), 386-419.

2005. Alexandra D'Arcy. Like: Syntax and development. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Toronto.

Shannon Mooney (MA, 2012)

2015. Shannon Mooney. Pathways of obsolescence: Scots /u(:)/ across borders. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, 21(1), Article 22.

2014. Shannon Mooney. Pathways of obsolescence: Scots /u(:)/ across borders. Penn Linguistics Colloquium 38. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. March 28-30, 2014.

2012. Shannon Mooney. Variation in /au/: Scots /u/ across borders and around the Irish Sea. MA Forum paper, University of Toronto.

Martin Sneath (BA, in progress)

2014. Martin Sneath. Emigrants, isolation, and urban influx: Variable -ing in Haliburton, Ontario. Change and Variation in Canada 8. Kingston, Ontario. May 31-June 1, 2014.

LeAnn Brown (MA, 2009; Ph.D., 2014)

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.

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.

Dylan Uscher (MA, 2010)

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.

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.

2010. Naomi Nagy, Nina Aghdasi, Derek Denis, Alexandra Motut, and Dylan Uscher. Pro-drop in heritage languages: A cross-linguistic study of contact-induced change. NWAV 39. San Antonio, Texas, USA. November 4-6, 2010.

2010. Naomi Nagy, Nina Aghdasi, Derek Denis, Alexandra Motut, Mario So Gao, and Dylan Uscher. After acquisition: Variable subject pronoun realization in heritage language variation and change in Toronto (poster). Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 4. Toronto, Ontario. September 1-3, 2010.

2010. Dylan Uscher. Understanding the linguistic centaur: Language variation and change in computer-mediated communication. MA Forum paper, University of Toronto.

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.

Sonja Molfenter (Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology, 2012)

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.

Christine Berger (MA, 2007)

2007. Christine Berger. Second dialect acquisition: The case of /r/. NWAV 36. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. October 11-14, 2007.

2007. Christine Berger. Second dialect acquisition: The case of /r/. MA Forum paper, University of Toronto.

Anne St-Amand (Ph.D., 2012)

2005. Anne St-Amand. Subject-verb agreement in British English: Variation and microparametric syntax. Generals paper, University of Toronto.

Tracy Wolgemuth (MA, 2003)

2003. Tracy Wolgemuth. It's like discourse like: The story of like in Canadian English in 1995. MA Forum paper, University of Toronto.

Manami Hirayama (MA, 2001; Ph.D., 2009)

2002. Manami Hirayama. Tracking the diffusion of sociophonetic change: Glottal replacement in northeast England. NWAV 31. Stanford, California, USA. October 10-13, 2002.

2002. Manami Hirayama. T-glottalling in York English. Generals paper, University of Toronto.

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