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

This just in
"Songs in tonal languages". Curiosity Daily, 14 July 2019.

Kirby, J., Ladd, D.R. 2019. Effects of obstruent voicing on vowel F0: implications for laryngeal realism. Yearbook of Poznań Linguistic Meeting 4 (2018), 213-235.

ICPhS 2019 Proceedings papers:

On deck
Kirby, J., Kleber, F., Siddins, J., Harrington, J. 2020. Effects of prosodic prominence on obstruent-intrinsic F0 and VOT in German. Speech Prosody 2020, Japan.

Misnadin, Kirby, J. 2020. Acoustic correlates of plosive voicing in Madurese. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Kirby, J. In press. Towards a Comparative History of Tonal Text-setting Practices in South East Asia. In R. Strohm (ed.), Transcultural music history. 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