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

This just in
Kirby, J., Kleber, F., Siddins, J., Harrington, J. 2020. Effects of prosodic prominence on obstruent-intrinsic F0 and VOT in German. Proc. 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2020, 210-214.

Misnadin, J. Kirby. 2020. Acoustic correlates of plosive voicing in Madurese. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 147(4): 2779-2790.

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

On deck
Brunelle, M., Kirby, J. Relative cue weighting in the perception and production of register. LabPhon 17.

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