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    • Joshua Bousquette – University of Georgia.
    • Laurel J. Brinton – University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
      historical pragmatics (especially the development of discourse markers), grammaticalization and lexicalization, phrasal verbs and composite predicates, and verbal aspect; most recent publication is The Evolution of Pragmatic Markers in English: Pathways of Change (Cambridge UP, 2017).
    • Joshua R. Brown – University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. – Josh Brown (PhD, Pennsylvania State University) is an associate professor of German at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. He researches the interaction of language and identity in situations of language maintenance and shift among the German-Americans, especially the Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch.
    • Josh Brown – Australian National University.
      language contact; koineization; merchant writing.
    • Alexandra D’Arcy – University of Victoria.
      quantitative variationist analysis of longitudinal variation and change, with particular focus on morphosyntactic and discourse-pragmatic phenomena in spoken and speech-like language corpora.
    • Stephan Elspaß – Universität Salzburg.
      historical sociolinguistics, language history ‘from below’, language variation and change, dialectology (mainly German).
    • Stefania Forlani – University of Bern.
      focuses on the Italian-American community in St. Louis (MO).
    • Andrew D. Hoffman – Penn State University.
      Language contact & change, typology, Gottscheerisch, morphosyntax.
    • Uri Horesh – University of Essex.
      language variation and change, language contact, Arabic dialects, Modern Hebrew, comparative Semitic linguistics.
    • Jonathan Kasstan – Queen Mary University of London.
    • Robert Klosinski – Penn State University.
      Language contact, shift and maintenance in heritage language groups in the US and Misiones, Argentina.
    • Mark Richard Lauersdorf – University of Kentucky.
      data-driven corpus-based investigation, with statistical and visualization data analysis, to identify patterns of language variation and change in complex language contact environments (Romance, Germanic, Slavic languages).
    • Paul T. Roberge – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
    • Joseph Salmons – University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    • Israel Sanz-Sánchez – West Chester University.
      historical dialectology, historical phonology and morphology, language change in colonial situations (especially Spanish), history of Mexican Spanish and US Southwest Spanish.
    • Fernando Tejedo-Herrero – University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    • Jenelle Thomas – University of Oxford.
    • Donald Tuten – Emory University.
    • Rik Vosters – Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
      historical sociolinguistics, standardization, language history from below, Dutch;
    • Kelly E. Wright – University of Michigan.