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

This just in
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