Patrick Honeybone: Publications
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Publications

2017
'Lenition and T-to-R are differently salient: the representation of competing realisations of /t/ in Liverpool English dialect literature.' In Beal, Joan & Hancil, Sylvie (eds.) Perspectives on Northern Englishes. Berlin: De Gruyter, 83-108. [With Kevin Watson & Sarah van Eyndhoven ]. [download a copy]
2017 Review of: Minkova, Donka (2014) 'A Historical Phonology of English.' English Today 129, 62-64. [download a copy]
2016 'Are there impossible changes? θ > f but f ≯ θ' Papers in Historical Phonology 1, 316-358. [download a copy]
2016 'Preface.' Papers in Historical Phonology 1, 1-4[With Julian Bradfield, Josef Fruehwald, Pavel Iosad, Benjamin Molineaux & Michael Ramsammy]. [download a copy]
2015 'Structuralist historical phonology: systems in segmental change.' In Honeybone, Patrick & Salmons, Joseph (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Historical Phonology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 32-46. [With Joseph Salmons]. Also appeared in Oxford Handbooks Online, listed as (2014) below – the text of the two versions is largely identical, but this is the version of record. [download a copy] [google books]
2015 'Introduction: key questions for historical phonology.' In Honeybone, Patrick & Salmons, Joseph (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Historical Phonology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 3-10. [With Joseph Salmons]. [download a copy] [google books]
2015
Edited volumeThe Oxford Handbook of Historical Phonology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Edited with Joseph Salmons]. [table of contents] [google books]
2015
'Analysin de werdz ov de Scouse Alice: translating Standard English into Scouse.' With back-translation and notes. In Lindseth, Jon & Tannenbaum, Alan (eds.) Alice in a World of Wonderlands: the translations of Lewis Carroll’s Masterpiece. New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, vol. 1 661-664, vol. 2 602-605. [download a copy]
2014 'Structuralist historical phonology: systems in segmental change.' Oxford Handbooks Online[With Joseph Salmons]. [read on the Oxford Handbooks Online website]
2013
'Salience and the sociolinguistics of Scouse spelling: exploring the phonology of the Contemporary Humorous Localised Dialect Literature of Liverpool.' English World-Wide 34, 305-340. [With Kevin Watson]. [download a copy]
2013
T-to-R and the Northern Subject Rule: questionnaire-based spatial, social and structural linguistics.' English Language and Linguistics 17, 85-128. [With Isabelle Buchstaller, Karen Corrigan, Anders Homberg & Warren Maguire]. [download a copy]
2012 'Lenition in English.' In Nevalainen, Terttu & Traugott, Elizabeth (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of the History of English. New York: Oxford University Press, 773-787. [download a copy]
2012 'Splitting "intervocalic": expanding the typology of lenition environments.' Acta Linguistica Hungarica 59, 27-48. [With Katalin Balogné Bérces]. [download a copy]
2012 'History and historical linguistics: two types of cognitive reconstruction?' In Langer, N., Davies, S. & Vandenbussche, W. (eds) Language and History, Linguistics and Historiography. Bern: Peter Lang. 15-47. [download a copy]
2011
'Variation and linguistic theory.' In Maguire, W. & McMahon, A. (eds.) Analysing variation in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 151-177. [download a copy]
2010 'How symmetrical are English vowels?' Yazyk i rechevaya deyatel'nost' (Language and Language Behavior). Journal of the Linguistic Society of St. Petersburg 9 (issue dated 2006), 33-63. [download a copy]
2010 'Using questionnaires to investigate non-standard dialects.' 'Northern English and Scots, Phonology and Syntax' website.
2009 Review of: Kümmel, Martin Joachim (2007) 'Konsonantenwandel: Bausteine zu einer Typologie des Lautwandels und ihre Konsequenzen.' Diachronica 26, 280-284. [download a copy]
2009 'Optimality Theory.' In Chapman, S. & Routledge, C. (eds) Key Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 145-149. [download a copy]
2009 'Distinctive Features.' In Chapman, S. & Routledge, C. (eds) Key Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 65-66. [download a copy]
2008 'Lenition, weakening and consonantal strength: tracing concepts through the history of phonology.' In Brandão de Carvalho, J., Scheer, T. & Ségéral, P. (eds) Lenition and Fortition. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 9-93. [download a copy]
2007 'New-dialect formation in nineteenth century Liverpool: a brief history of Scouse.' In Grant, A. & Grey, C. (eds) The Mersey Sound: Liverpool’s Language, People and Places. Liverpool: Open House Press, 106-140. [download a copy]
2007 Review of: Hale, Mark (2007) 'Historical Linguistics: Theory and Method' (and four short book notices). Times Higher Education Supplement Textbook Guide. Issue of 23 November, 8-9.
2007 'English phonology and linguistic theory: an introduction to issues, and to "Issues in English Phonology".' Language Sciences 29, 117-153. [With Philip Carr]. [download a copy]
2007 Edited volume: 'Issues in English Phonology.' Special double issue of Language Sciences. [Edited with Philip Carr]. [table of contents]
2006 Review of: Holt, D. E. (ed.), (2003) 'Optimality Theory and Language Change.' Journal of Linguistics 42, 726-731. [download a copy]
2006 'Phonemes, graphemes and phonics for Liverpool English.' Education Committee of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain. [With Kevin Watson]. [download a copy]
2006 'Phonology and syntax: a shifting relationship.' Lingua 116, 543-561. [With Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero]. [download a copy]
2006 Edited volume: 'Linguistic knowledge: perspectives from phonology and from syntax.' Special issue of Lingua. [Edited with Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero]. [table of contents]
2005 Review of: Odden, D (2005) 'Introducing Phonology' and Ashby, M. & Maidment, J. (2005) 'Introducing Phonetic Science.' Times Higher Education Supplement Textbook Guide. Issue of 2nd December 2005, xv.
2005 Conference report: the XVIIth International Conference on Historical Linguistics. Society for Germanic Linguistics Newsletter 17/2. [download a copy]
2005 'J.R. Firth.' In Chapman, S. & Routledge, C. (eds) Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 80-86. [download a copy]
2005 'Karl Brugmann.' In Chapman, S. & Routledge, C. (eds) Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 45-48. [download a copy]
2005 'N.S. Trubetzkoy.' In Chapman, S. & Routledge, C. (eds) Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 267-268. [download a copy]
2005 'Jacob Grimm.' In Chapman, S. & Routledge, C. (eds) Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 114-116. [download a copy]
2005 'Diachronic evidence in segmental phonology: the case of obstruent laryngeal specifications.' In van Oostendorp, M. and van de Weijer, J. (eds) The Internal Organization of Phonological Segments. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 319-354. [download a copy]
2005 'Sharing makes us stronger: process inhibition and segmental structure.' In Carr, P., Durand, J. & Ewen, C.J. (eds) Headhood, Elements, Specification and Contrastivity: Phonological Papers in Honour of John Anderson. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 167-192. [download a copy]
2004 'The Irish influence on the Liverpool Accent.' For a CD-ROM produced by Liverpool City Council for distribution to schools. [open a copy - uses Flash Player] (They did a good job in turning it into the CD-ROM, although the 'transcriptions' don't quite work.)
2003 Review of: Lahiri, Aditi (ed.) (2000) 'Analogy, Levelling, Markedness: Principles of Change in Phonology and Morphology.' Journal of Linguistics 39, 672-678. [download a copy]
2003 Review of: Boase-Beier, J. & Lodge, K. (2002) 'The German Language: a Linguistic Introduction.' Times Higher Education Supplement Textbook Guide. Issue of 28th November 2003, x.
2003 'Process inhibition in historical phonology.' In Blake, B. & Burridge, K. Historical Linguistics 2001. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 181-203. [download a copy]
2002 Review of: Foulkes, Paul & Docherty, Gerald (eds) 'Urban Voices: Accent Studies in the British Isles.' English Language and Linguistics 6, 410-416. [download a copy]
2002 Germanic Obstruent Lenition: some mutual implications of theoretical and historical phonology. PhD thesis, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Submitted and defended 2001, graduation 2002.
2001 'Lenition Inhibition in Liverpool English.' English Language and Linguistics 5, 213-249. [download a copy]
2001 Review of: Ladefoged, P. (2001) 'Vowels and Consonants: an Introduction to the Sounds of Languages' and Rogers, H. (2000) 'The Sounds of Language: an Introduction to Phonetics.' Times Higher Education Supplement Textbook Guide. Issue of 30th November 2001, ix.
2001 Conference report: the Ninth Manchester Phonology Meeting. Glot International 5.
2000 Review of: Hammond, Michael (1999) 'The Phonology of English: a Prosodic Optimality-Theoretic Approach.'  Journal of Linguistics 36, 165-171. [download a copy]
1999 'I blame the Government.' [A discussion of Government Phonology and Shohei Yoshida's 'Phonological Government in Japanese']. Language Sciences 21, 177-221. [download a copy]
1999 'Life, language and the things linguists look at.' English Today 57, 35-41.
1999 Book notice for: Brandner, E and G. Ferraresi (1996) 'Language change and generative grammar.' Language 75, 624-625.
1998 'On the language gene blues.' English Today 53, 45-49.
1997 'The nature of constraints in Optimality Theory.' Papers in Linguistics from the University of Manchester 2, 113-137.
1997 Review of: Laver, John (1991, paperback edition 1996) 'The Gift of Speech.' Web Journal of Modern Language Linguistics 2, 29k.
1996 'Is lenition naturally optimal?' Newcastle & Durham Working Papers in Linguistics 4, 101-125.
1996 'Does phonology change? Language, speech and representation.' Papers in Linguistics from the University of Manchester 1, 75-90.
1995 'Explanation, Government Phonology, and the history of velarity in German.' Newcastle &  Durham Working Papers in Linguistics 3, 77-104.



Presentations

2017 'Does English r-sandhi involve insertion, deletion, or both? Evidence from opacity in pre-r dentalisation.' Invited speaker at the Phonologie de l'Anglais Contemporain 2017 conference, Paris Nanterre University.
2017 'Can phonotactic constraints inhibit segmental change? And if so, how?' Invited speaker at the Diachronic Phonotactics Workshop, University of Vienna.
2017 'Internal and external factors in phonological history: either/or or both?.' Invited speaker at the Sixth International Conference on Late Modern English, Uppsala University.
2017 'Lern yerself dialect writing: The written representation of non-standard phonology.' Presented as an invited talk in the Language and Linguistics Research Seminar series, Edge Hill University.
2016 'The phonology, diachrony and dialectology of Northern English T-to-R: corpora are not enough.' Presented as an invited talk at the 14th meeting of the French Phonology Network (Réseau Français de Phonologie), Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis.
2016 'What does it take and mean for a phonological feature to be represented in dialect writing?' Presented at the 7th Northern Englishes Workshop, University of Edinburgh. [download a copy of the slides]
2016 'Northern English T-to-R is not impossible (luckily).' Presented as an invited talk in the Linguistics Seminar Series, Newcastle University.
2015 'Are there impossible changes? θ > f but f ≯ θ.' Presented as a poster at the Second Edinburgh Symposium on Historical Phonology, University of Edinburgh.
2015 'Innovating the impossible: Northern English T-to-R.' Presented as an invited talk at the Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, University of Leeds.
2015 'Frequency effects don't support Usage-Based Phonology.' Presented as an invited talk in the Linguistics Seminar Series, University College London.
2015 'Categorical frequency effects in historical phonology: formal phonology and multiple lexicalisation.' Presented at the Workshop on Historical Phonology and Phonological Theory at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Leiden University.
2014
'Palatalisation can be quantity-sensitive: Dorsal Fricative Assimilation in Liverpool English.' Accepted at the Palatalisation Conference, University of Tromsø/CASTL, but thwarted by travel catastrophe; presented at the P-Workshop, University of Edinburgh [With Amanda Cardoso].
2014
'Liverpool Dialect Literature: quantitative analysis and phonological salience.' Presented as an invited talk at the International Conference on Northern British English, University of Rouen. [With Kevin Watson].
2014 'The origins of Northern English T-to-R: categorical frequency effects through multiple lexicalisation.' Presented at the Symposium on Historical Phonology, University of Edinburgh.
2013 'Phonemicization vs. phonologization: voiced fricatives in Old English and Brythonic.' Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain. [With Pavel Iosad].
2013 'Frequency effects are not incompatible with Formal Phonology: how exceptionless should we expect change to be?' Invited Speaker at the workshop on Diachronic Workings in Phonological Patterns at GLOW 36, University of Lund.
2012 'Affricates are contour segments: evidence from morpheme-edge epenthesis in Serbo-Croat and English.' Presented at the twentieth Manchester Phonology Meeting fringe workshop on Segmental Architecture, Manchester.
2012 'The strangeness of verhauchung: coda lenition-inhibition and the effect of phonological structure on the innovation of phonological change.' Presented at the Eighth Old World Conference in Phonology, Berlin.
2011 'Ts, Hs, THs and Rs: categorical frequency effects in the phonology of English.' English Language Research Group, University of Edinburgh.
2011 'Splitting "intervocalic" - the first steps.' Presented at SynFonIJA 4, Budapest. [With Katalin Balgone Berces].
2011 'Not another case of final obstruent voicing? Laryngeal Realism, Late Middle English and impossible phonological change.' Presented at the Eighth Old World Conference in Phonology, Marrakesh. [With Marleen Spaargaren].
2011 'Small but significant: English post-tonic pre-onset s-neutralisation as a systematic gap.' Presented as an invited talk at the University of Manchester
2010 'How symmetrical are English vowels?' English Language Research Group, University of Edinburgh.
2010 'Acquisitionism and hearer-bias in phonological change: why they must be wrong.' Presented as an invited talk to the Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics, University of Tromsø.
2010 'T-to-R and the NSR in Northern English and Southern Scots.' Presented at the fourth Northern Englishes Workshop, University of Sheffield. [With Isabelle Buchstaller, Karen Corrigan, Anders Holmberg, Warren Maguire & April McMahon].
2010 'A non-predictable template with subsegmental specification: diddificating truncation in Liverpool English.' Presented at the Seventh Old World Conference in Phonology, University of Nice.
2010 ''T-to-R' and the 'Northern Subject Rule': dialect convergence and divergence across the Anglo-Scottish border.' Presented at the Conference on Borders and Identities, Newcastle upon Tyne. [With Isabelle Buchstaller, Karen Corrigan, Anders Holmberg, Warren Maguire & April McMahon].
2009 'Putting the fun into phonology? Practical and resource-based phonetics and phonology in intro-level courses.' Presented at the LAGB Student Committee / Subject Centre for LLAS Session on Teaching in Linguistics at the 2009 Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University of Edinburgh.
2009 'T-to-R and the Northern Subject Rule: Introspection, Production and Variation.' Presented at the Seventh UK Language Variation and Change Conference, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. [With Isabelle Buchstaller, Karen Corrigan, Anders Holmberg, Warren Maguire & April McMahon].
2009 'History and historical linguistics: two types of cognitive reconstruction?' Presented as an invited talk to Language and History Interdisciplinary Seminar, University of Oxford. [download a copy of the handout]
2009 'The privative project: its history and basis.' Presented at the Sixth Old World Conference on Phonology Workshop on the Privative Project, University of Edinburgh. [With Bert Botma and John Anderson]. [download a copy of the handout]
2008 'Butties from the chippy outside Sevvie: templatic phonology in Liverpool English.' Presented as an invited talk to the Bangor Linguistics Circle, Bangor University. [With Nicola Gandy].
2008 'Scouse diddification (or, how does 'hospital' become 'ozzie'?) Templatic phonology in Liverpool English.' Presented at the PAC Workshop 2008: Structure and Variation in English Phonology, University of Toulouse-le Mirail. [With Nicola Gandy].
2008 'History and historical linguistics: independence and connections.' Presented as an invited talk at the AHRC-HiSoN interdisciplinary Workshop on History and Linguistics, Linguistics and Historiography, University of Bristol. [download a copy of the handout]
2008 'Writing Scouse right (Or: Ricing Scouse rice) How accurate is Scouse dialect literature?' Presented as an invited talk at the Celebrating Scouse event, University of Liverpool. 
2008 'Why Language Variation and Change needs Phonological Theory.' Presented as an invited talk in the special session on (Socio)linguistic Theory at the Third  Northern Englishes Workshop, University of Salford. [download a copy of the handout]
2007 'When and where does language change? Syntax, phonology, acquisition and diachrony.' Presented as an invited talk to the Cambridge University Linguistic Society, University of Cambridge.
2007 'Diachronic tendencies in historical phonology: evidence for absolute principles or violable constraints? The case of "secondary contractions" in Northern English.' Presented at the XVIIIth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Université du Québec à Montréal.
2007 'Is word-frequency a factor in phonological demergers? The sociophonology of SQUARE and NURSE in Lancashire English' Presented at the Second International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English, University of Toulouse le Mirail. [With Will Barras & Graeme Trousdale]. [download a copy of the handout]
2006 'Asymmetries in assimilation in English through the ages: new directions for the laryngeal phonology of English obstruents.' Presented at the Directions in English Language Studies conference, University of Manchester. [With Marleen Spaargaren].
2006 'Why everyone should be interested in Northern English "t-to-r".' Presented at the Northern Englishes Workshop, Lancaster University. [download a copy of the handout]
2006 'Revisiting the Development of the Fricative Contrast in English; or ... when is an "f" not an "f" - and how did it become a "v"?' Presented as an invited talk in the Language and Linguistics Invited Speakers Programme, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
2006 'When is an "f" not an "f" - and how did it become a "v"? The diachronic description and development of fricatives in English.' Presented as an invited talk to the Centre for Linguistic Research, University of Aberdeen.
2006 'An exception to the burst sound shift.' MILC 8. [download a copy of the abstract]
2006 'Disagreeing with AGREE - sharing and subsegmental theory.' Presented as a poster at the Third Old World Conference in Phonology, ELTE and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. [download a copy of the handout]
2005 'Segmental structure and phonological change: the irrelevance of acquisition.' Presented at the XVIIth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
2005 'Scouse spelling? Sociolinguistic salience and Contemporary Humorous Localised Dialect Literature' Presented as an invited talk in the English Language seminar series, University of Liverpool.
2005 'Variation in English accents and problems with panlectal generalisations: "the phonology of English" or "the phonologies of Englishes"?' Presented as an invited talk to the winter conference of the Linguistic Society of Korea, Korea University, Seoul.
2005 'Spelling accents with sociolinguistic salience: Contemporary Humorous Localised Dialect Literature in Britain.' Presented as an invited talk to the winter conference of the English Language and Literature Association of Korea, Chosun University, Gwangju.
2004 'Laryngeal inheritance and borrowing: a new view of the development of the English fricative "voicing" contrast.' Presented at the Thirteenth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, University of Vienna.
2004 'The secret life of 'voicing' in fricatives.' Presented as an invited talk to the Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics, University of Tromsø.
2004 'Influences in Liverpool English Koineisation.' Presented at the Symposium on the Influence of the Languages of Ireland and Scotland on Linguistic Varieties in Northern England, University of Aberdeen. [download a copy of the article which has superseded this]
2004 'The rise of Optimality Theory in mid-twentieth century London.' Presented as an invited talk to the Linguistic Circle, University of Edinburgh. [download a copy of the handout]
2004 'The (continuing) development of Scouse: language meets history, society and culture.' Presented as an invited talk at the Inaugural Conference of the Centre for Liverpool and Merseyside Studies, Liverpool John Moores University. [With Kevin Watson].
2003 'Geordie reetwriting and Scouse ricewriting: issues in the orthographic representation of non-reference varieties of English.' Presented at the Fourth UK Language Variation and Change Conference, University of Sheffield.
2003 'Markedness and directionality in change: Old English fricatives and Inner-German stops.' Presented at the Autumn meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University of Oxford.
2003 'Doing the impossible: voicing, aspiration and phonological change.' Presented at the XVIth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, University of Copenhagen.
2003 'Old English fricatives and change in laryngeal specifications.' Poster presented at the Eleventh Manchester Phonology Meeting.
2003 'Linguistic antipurism: contemporary non-standard English orthographies (or: what's the difference between Geordie and Scouse?).' Presented at the Conference on Linguistic Purism in the Germanic Languages, University of Bristol.
2003 'When is a /t/ not a /t/? Obstruent laryngeal specifications and diachronic change.' Presented as an invited talk at a meeting of the Philological Society, Downing College , University of Cambridge.
2003 'Laryngeal specifications in obstruents: evidence from segmental change.' Presented at the First Old World Conference in Phonology, University of Leiden .
2003 'Should we degeminate the Second Sound Shift?' Presented at the Joint meeting of the Forum for Germanic Language Studies and the Society for Germanic Linguistics, King's College London.
2002 'Another difference between prosody and melody: patterns in process inhibition.' Presented as an invited talk at the Ninth International Phonology Meeting, University of Vienna.
2002 'Where did you get that [x]? The introduction of consonantal lenition into Liverpool English.' Presented at the Autumn meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, UMIST.
2002 'Endogeny and exogeny - the start of Scouse (affrico-)spirantisation.' Presented at the Twelfth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Glasgow University.
2002 'Liverpool English, visarga in pausa and the phonetics-phonology divide.' Presented at the Toulouse Conference on English Phonology,University of Toulouse le Mirail. [With Kevin Watson].
2002 'Visarga in pausa in Liverpool English.' Poster presented at the Tenth Manchester Phonology Meeting. [With Kevin Watson].
2002 ' "t -> h" in Liverpool English. Or, when is a process not a process? Visiting Speakers Programme, Department of English Literary and Linguistic Studies, University of Newcastle.
2001 'The phonological potential of domain-final /t/ in Liverpool English.' Presented at the Autumn meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University of Reading. [With Kevin Watson].
2001 'Process-inhibition in historical phonology.' Presented at the XVth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, La Trobe University, Melbourne.
2000 'German ich-laut and ach-laut - noch einmal, schon wieder, again.' Presented at the meeting of the Forum for Germanic Language Studies, University of Manchester.
2000 'Lenition in Liverpool English.' Presented at the Linguistics and the English Language conference, University of Toulouse le Mirail.
2000 'When does synchrony become diachrony? The case of German dorsal fricatives.' Presented at the Eighth Manchester Phonology Meeting, University of Manchester.
2000 'German dorsal fricatives revisited - problematic segments and part-time assimilation.' Presented at the Spring meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University College London.
1999 'Prosodic weakness and phonological weakening: some problems of analysis.' Presented at the Inaugural Conference of the GDR Phonologie, University of Nice.
1999 'Affrication and laryngeal specifications: diachronic evidence in phonology.' Presented at the Spring meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University of Manchester.
1998 'I-language, E-language, phonology and change.' Durham Linguistics Colloquium series, University of Durham.
1998 'Germanic lenitions and phonological explanation.' Poster presented at the Sixth Manchester Phonology Meeting, University of Manchester.
1998 'Constraint creation and Gothic reduplication.' Presented at the Spring meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University of Lancaster.
1997 'The nature of constraints in Optimality Theory.' Presented at the Sixth Post-Graduate Conference in Linguistics, University of Manchester.
1997 'Is lenition naturally optimal?' Presented at the Post-Graduate Conference of the Centre for Research in Linguistics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
1996 'If sounds don't change, what does?' Presented in the series: Language and Speech: Linguistic Theory and the Status of Phonology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
1996 'Does phonology change? Language, speech and representation.' Presented at the Fifth Post-Graduate Conference in Linguistics, University of Manchester.

Conferences and workshops organised

2017 Co-organiser of the 4th International Workshop on Sound Change, University of Edinburgh. [website]
2016 Convenor and main organiser of the Twenty-fourth Manchester Phonology Meeting and co-organiser of the special session entitled Evidence in Phonology. [website]
2016 Co-organiser of the Seventh Northern Englishes Workshop, University of Edinburgh. [website]
2015 Organiser of a fringe workshop, associated with the Second Edinburgh Symposium on Historical Phonology on Issues in the History of Historical Phonology. [website]
2015
Co-organiser of the Second Edinburgh Symposium on Historical Phonology, University of Edinburgh. [website]
2015
Convenor and main organiser of the Twenty-third Manchester Phonology Meeting and co-organiser of the special session entitled Syllables. [website]
2014 Convenor and main organiser of the Twenty-second Manchester Phonology Meeting and co-organiser of the special session entitled Unsolved Problems in Phonology. [website]
2014 Main organiser of the Symposium on Historical Phonology, University of Edinburgh. [website]
2013 Convenor and main organiser of the Twenty-first Manchester Phonology Meeting and co-organiser of the special session entitled Harmony in Phonology. [website]
2012 Convenor and main organiser of the Twentieth Manchester Phonology Meeting and co-organiser of the special session entitled Unsolved Problems in Phonology. [website]
2012 Co-organiser of a fringe workshop, associated with the Twentieth Manchester Phonology Meeting, on Segmental Architecture. [With Bert Botma]. [website]
2011 Convenor and main organiser of the Nineteenth Manchester Phonology Meeting and co-organiser of the special session entitled Contrast in Phonology. [website]
2010 Convenor and main organiser of the Eighteenth Manchester Phonology Meeting and co-organiser of the special session entitled Sociolinguistics, Variation and Phonology. [website]
2009 Local co-organiser of the 2009 Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University of Edinburgh. [The LAGB's 50th Anniversary Jubilee Meeting.] [website]
2009 Convenor and main organiser of the Seventeenth Manchester Phonology Meeting and co-organiser of the special session entitled The History of Phonological Theory. [website]
2009 Main organiser of the sixth Old World Conference in Phonology, University of Edinburgh. [website]
2009 Co-organiser of a workshop, associated with the sixth Old World Conference in Phonology, entitled The Privative Project: is it still worth Pursuing? [With Bert Botma]. [website]
2008 Convenor and main organiser of the Sixteenth Manchester Phonology Meeting and co-organiser of the special session entitled Phonology and the Mental Lexicon. [website]
2007 Member of the Scientific Committee organising the second International Conference on Linguistics of Contemporary English, University of Toulouse-Le Mirail. [With Philip Carr, Jacques Durand, Bas Aarts, Devyani Sharma and Graeme Trousdale].
2007 Convenor and main organiser of the Fifteenth Manchester Phonology Meeting and co-organiser of the special session entitled Where is Allomorphy? [website]
2006 Convenor and main organiser of the Fourteenth Manchester Phonology Meeting and co-organiser of the special session entitled Fieldwork and Phonological Theory. [website]
2005 Co-organiser of the First International Conference on Linguistics of Contemporary English, University of Edinburgh. [With Philip Carr, April McMahon, Heinz Giegerich, Nikolas Gisborne and Graeme Trousdale]. [website]
2005 Convenor and main organiser of the Thirteenth Manchester Phonology Meeting and co-organiser of the special session entitled What is a Phonological Fact? [With Philip Carr and Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero]. [website]
2004 Convenor and main organiser of the Twelfth Manchester Phonology Meeting and co-organiser of the special session entitled Phonology and Loan-word Adaptation. [With Philip Carr and Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero]. [website]
2003 Convenor and main organiser of the Eleventh Manchester Phonology Meeting and co-organiser of the special session on Historical Phonology and Phonological Theory. [With Nigel Vincent and Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero]. [website]
2003 Co-organiser of the conference on Linguistic Purism in the Germanic Languages, University of Bristol. [With Nils Langer].
2002 Co-organiser of the Toulouse Conference on English Phonology, University of Toulouse-le Mirail. [With Philip Carr].
2002 Convenor and main organiser of the Tenth Manchester Phonology Meeting and co-organiser of the special session entitled The Acquisition of Phonology. [With Philip Carr and Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero]. [website]
2002 Local organiser of the Spring meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, Edge Hill College.
2002 Co-organiser of the Third NWCL Research Training Workshop with the theme Researching talk: principles, practice and problems in the collection and analysis of spoken language data at Edge Hill College. [With Jo Arthur].
2001 Co-organiser of the Ninth Manchester Phonology Meeting and sole organiser of the special session entitled Phonology and Syntax - the Same or Different? [website]
2000 Co-organiser of the special session at the Eighth Manchester Phonology Meeting on Segmental Markedness and Syllabic Position. [With Wiebke Brockhaus and Norval Smith]. [website]