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.

On deck
Kirby, J., Alves, M. Exploring statistical regularities in the syllable canon of Sino-Vietnamese loanword phonology. Workshop "Vietnamese Linguistics, Typology and Language Universals", Harvard Yenching Institute, 16 April 2021.

Forms and representations in phonology: In honour of Bob Ladd. Barcelona, 23 June 2021 (in conjunction with Phonetics and Phonology in Europe 2021).

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