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

This just in
Kirby, J., Đinh Lư Giang. 2021. Relating production and perception of L2 tone. In Ratree Wayland (ed.), Second language speech learning: Theoretical and empirical progress (pp. 249-272). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kirby, J. 2021. Towards a comparative history of tonal text-setting practices in Southeast Asia. In Reinhard Strohm (ed.), Transcultural music history (pp. 291-312). Berlin: VWB-Verlag.

Brunelle, M., Kirby, J., Michaud, A., Watkins, J. 2020. Prosodic systems: Mainland Southeast Asia. In Carlos Gussenhoven and Aoju Chen (eds.), The Oxford handbook of language prosody (pp. 344-354).

Ladd, D. R., Kirby, J. 2020. Tone-melody matching in tone language singing. In Carlos Gussenhoven and Aoju Chen (eds.), The Oxford handbook of language prosody (pp. 676-687).

Research projects
EVOTONE: The emergence and evolution of linguistic tone (ERC Starting Grant, 2018-2023)
From voicing to register: the evolution of a sound change in Southeast Asia (AHRC, 2017-2021, with Marc Brunelle)
Singing in tone: Text-setting constraints in Southeast Asia (AHRC, 2015-2017)

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