research

Book chapters

in preparation

(with Sydney Kingstone) Variation in Australian English: lexis and morphosyntax. To appear in L. Willoughby & H. Manns (Eds.), Australian English Reimagined: Structure, Features and Developments. Oxfordshire: Routledge.

 

Invited presentations

2015

Stylistic variation in a rural speaker of Australian English. Language Variation and Change Research Group, University of Toronto, Canada, 30 October, 2015.

 

Peer reviewed conference presentations

Upcoming

“Signed, One Who Does Not Call a Spade a Spyde”: arguments over vowels in 1890s Melbourne. To be presented at the Forum for Englishes in Australia, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 2nd November 2018.

2018

“Vicious lah-di-dah pronunciation” or “singular beauty”? Social meanings of variation in 1890s Australian English. Sociolinguistics Symposium 22, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 29 June, 2018.

2016

(with Melanie Burns) Learning as a process of discourse socialisation: Implications for language and linguistics teaching practice. Applied Linguistics Association of Australia Conference 2016, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, December 5-7, 2016.

(with Melanie Burns) Easing the transition: Academic discourse socialisation as a paradigm for first year linguistics teaching. Linguistic Society of New Zealand Conference 2016 (Doing and Applying Linguistics in a Globalised World). Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, 21-22 November, 2016.

(with Melanie Burns) Viewing learning as an apprenticeship: Examining the social organisation of the tutorial classroom. Monash Education Academy Learning and Teaching Conference 2016. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2 June, 2016.

2015

(with Melanie Burns) “Ideologies are only conservative!” and other assumptions to overcome: Reflections on teaching discourse analysis to undergraduates. New Zealand Discourse Conference 2015. AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand, 7-9 December, 2015.

2013

“Ya say that, ya sound like a bogan”: a quantitative study of stylistic variation in a rural speaker of Australian English. Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society 2013. University of Melbourne, Victoria, 2-5 October, 2013.

2012

“I don’t speak bogan”: acceptability and use of non-standard Australian English.  Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society 2012.  University of Western Australia, Perth, 4-7 December, 2012.

 

Theses

Upcoming

PhD thesis. The social life and social types of Australian English. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

2013

Honours thesis. “Ya say that, ya sound like a bogan”: a quantitative study of stylistic variation in a rural speaker of Australian English. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.