Research interests
Sound change, 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.

On deck
Kirby, J., Gao, J. Perceptual equivalence between prevoicing and pitch: implications for sound change. 4th Phonetics and Phonology in Europe 2021, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, 22 June 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