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Research interests
Sound change, tone and register, language and music, languages of Southeast Asia

This just in
Shoemark, P., Kirby, J., Goldwater, S. (2017). Topic and audience effects on distinctively Scottish vocabulary usage in Twitter data. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Stylistic Variation (EMNLP 2017), 59-68.

On deck
Kirby, J. Singing in tone: text-setting constraints in tone languages. University of Chicago Linguistics Colloquium, 9 November 2017.

Kirby, J. Model selection and the phonological enterprise. Expanding the Dimensions of Linguistic Inquiry: The Contributions of John Goldsmith, University of Chicago, 10 November 2017.

Other places
4th International Workshop on Sound Change
Phonetics and Phonology at Edinburgh
Journal of Laboratory Phonology