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    • Alcolado Carnicero, José Miguel – International Center for Higher Spanish Studies, University of Cantabria (Spain).
      code-switching and language shifting practices of multilingual speech communities any time in the past and anywhere in the world, but with an emphasis on the Colonial Philippines and post-Conquest England.
    • Amador-Moreno, Carolina – University of Extremadura (Spain).
      historical sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and discourse analysis with a focus on Irish English www.carolinaamadormoreno.weebly.com.
    • Bousquette, Joshua – University of Georgia.
      Germanic morphosyntax, especially in heritage communities; effects of language contact and bilingualism on heritage grammars; community theoretic approaches to language shift, especially with respect to division of labor.
    • Brinton, Laurel J. – 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). faculty.arts.ubc.ca/lbrinton/.
    • Brook, Marisa – University of Toronto.
      language variation and change, morphosyntax, discourse-pragmatics, chain shifts in the grammar, dialectology, language contact, onomastics.
    • Brown, Josh – Australian National University.
      language contact; koineization; merchant writing.
    • Brown, Joshua R. – University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
      interaction of language and identity in situations of language maintenance and shift among the German-Americans, especially the Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch. www.joshuarbrown.com/.
    • Browne, Wayles – Cornell University (emeritus).
      language and human rights; identity and standardization questions in Slavic languages, particularly Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian and “small” Slavic languages (e.g. Burgenland Croatian in Austria; Carpathian Rusyn; Rusin in Vojvodina and Croatia). cornell.edu/wayles-browne.
    • Bryan, Stacy – Truman State University.
      historical sociolinguistics of Spanish, language contact, dialectology.
    • Burkette, Allison – University of Kentucky.
      Language variation and change, language as a complex adaptive system, American English dialects, language and the individual, language and material culture
    • Cardoso, Amanda – University of British Columbia.
      quantitative analysis of language variation and change (especially as connected to population changes over time); sociophonological/phonetic variation, dialectology, methods for quantitative analysing phonetic/phonological variation (specifically vowels).
    • Comeau, Philip – Université du Québec à Montréal.
      language variation and change, morphosyntax, Acadian French, French in North American, dialect contact, language contact
    • Corrigan, Karen P. – Newcastle University.
      Variationist analysis of historical change in texts and dialects associated with the British Isles and their North American/Antipodean descendants. I have particular expertise in Irish, Northern English and Scottish varieties and my focus is on variation and change in morphosyntax and discourse-pragmatics.
    • D’Arcy, Alexandra – 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.
    • Dossena, Marina – University of Bergamo (Italy).
      historical pragmatics and sociolinguistics: language history ‘from below’, Late Modern English, Scots and Scottish English, 19th-century business discourse, familiar correspondence, the language of exploration, popular culture and early multimedia discourse.
    • Dubois, Sylvie – Louisiana State University.
      language variation and change, historical sociolinguistics, dialectology, French varieties in North America.
    • Elspaß, Stephan – Universität Salzburg.
      historical sociolinguistics, language history ‘from below’, language variation and change, dialectology (mainly German).
    • Forlani, Stefania – University of Bern.
      focuses on the Italian-American community in St. Louis (MO).
    • Grund, Peter J. – University of Kansas.
      historical sociolinguistics and historical pragmatics; stance, evidentiality, and speech representation in the history of English; court records (especially witness depositions).
    • Hoffman, Andrew D. – The Pennsylvania State University.
      language contact & change, typology, Gottscheerisch, morphosyntax & phonology.
    • Horesh, Uri – University of Essex.
      language variation and change, language contact, Arabic dialects, Modern Hebrew, comparative Semitic linguistics.
    • Kasstan, Jonathan – Queen Mary University of London.
    • Klosinski, Robert – The Pennsylvania State University.
      language contact, shift and maintenance in heritage language groups in the US and Misiones, Argentina.
    • Lamar-Prieto, Covadonga – Spanish of California Lab, University of California Riverside.
      Spanish language in California and Mexico from the XVI onwards; intersection of Philology and Digital Humanities. her book Historia sociolinguistica de California en el XIX examines the political and social processes that transformed Spanish into an ethnic language. co-director of SOCALab and Bilingualism Matters UCR.
    • Lauersdorf, Mark Richard – 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).
    • Léger, Catherine – University of Victoria.
      French varieties in North America, in particular Acadian French; Pragmatic markers; Contact linguistics; French syntax and semantics; French complementation and properties of complements.
    • Lipski, John M. – The Pennsylvania State University.
      African diaspora in Latin America, Spanish and Portuguese in language contact environments.
    • Mufwene, Salikoko S. – The University of Chicago.
      evolutionary linguistics, including the phylogenetic emergence of languages, language birth/speciation (creoles and other colonial language varieties), various aspects of language vitality (focusing on the effects of colonization, globalization, population structure, and economic activities).
    • Namboodiripad, Savithry – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
      contact-induced change, constituent order, language maintenance practices in decolonial and immigrant contexts, experimental syntax, language evolution.
    • Picone, Michael D. – University of Alabama.
      research topics include contact linguistics, Louisiana French, metropolitan French neology, language & visuals (especially in comics and bande dessinée), and, in the area of historical sociolinguistics, the reconstruction of languagescapes in the Lower Mississippi Valley and the adjacent Gulf States.
    • Remysen, Wim – Université de Sherbrooke (Québec).
      historical sociolinguistics and dialectology, language ideologies, standardization, language variation and change, French (Québec, North America).
    • Roberge, Paul T. – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
    • Robles, Damián – Texas A&M University.
      historical and comparative pragmatics (the Early Modern period); (im-)politeness and address research; linguistics and literature (Cervantes); language contact.
    • Salmons, Joseph – University of Wisconsin-Madison.
      language change, speech sounds, language contact, language shift.
    • Sanz-Sánchez, Israel  – West Chester University.
      historical dialectology, historical phonology and morphology, language change in colonial situations (especially Spanish), history of Mexican Spanish and US Southwest Spanish.
    • Strelluf, Christopher – University of Warwick.
      language variation and change, dialectology, sociophonetics, doing sociolinguistic work with old sound recordings.
    • Subačius, Giedrius – University of Illinois at Chicago.
      historical sociolinguistics, history of standardization, comparative standardology, history of orthography, Lithuanian language.
    • Tandy, James – University of Texas at Austin.
      Mayan languages, historical morphosyntax, language contact, corpus linguistics.
    • Tejedo-Herrero, Fernando  – University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    • Thaisen, Jacob – University of Oslo.
      Orthographic variation, historical English, dialectology, standardisation, quantitative methodologies.
    • Thomas, Jenelle – University of Oxford.
    • Tuten, Donald – Emory University.
    • Urbain, Émilie – Carleton University.
      I work in the area of historical sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, language ideologies, language and work, language, nationalism and colonialism, language power and social inequalities.
    • Vosters, Rik – Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
      historical sociolinguistics, standardization, language history from below, Dutch; rikvosters.be.
    • Wright, Kelly E. – University of Michigan.
      Disabling Institutionalized Racism with Experimental Sociolinguistics: Corpus Linguistics > Machine Learning > Sociolinguistic Interview and Ethnography > Sociophonetic and Neurolinguistic Lab Methods kellywright5.wixsite.com/raciolinguistics.
    • Zhu, Junling – University of Massachusetts Amherst.
      Chinese linguistics, historical sociolinguistics, language contact, dialectology (mainly Chinese).