This month I’ll be presenting at two conferences.
The first weekend of May I was in Winnipeg, Treaty 1 territory, for the Change and Variation in Canada 10 conference. I presented a paper on was/were variation in earlier, rural Ontario English with my research assistant Isra Saghir.
At the end of the month I’ll be in Helsinki for the fourth Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change conference. My Master’s student, Tim Gadanidis, and I will be presenting a paper titled Before the rise of ‘um’ which investigates variation in filled pauses/hesitation markers in earlier Canadian English.
Also be on the look out for a new paper, co-authored with Alex D’Arcy, that should be coming out in American Speech any time now called “Settler Colonial Englishes are distinct from Postcolonial Englishes”.