Research interests
Sound change, computational and statistical methods in phonetics, tone and register, language and music, languages of Southeast Asia

This just in
Kirby, J. 2021. Incorporating tone in the calculation of phonotactic probability. Proceedings of the 18th SIGMORPHON Workshop on Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology, Bangkok, 32-38. Supplementary materials

Hall-Lew, L., Honeybone, P., Kirby, J. 2021. Individuals, communities, and sound change: an introduction. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 6(1): 67. 1–17.

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.

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