My full CV is available here.


Denis, Derek and Alexandra D’Arcy (2019). Deriving Homogeneity in a Settler Colonial Variety of English.  American Speech 94(2): 223–258.

Denis, Derek, Matt Hunt Gardner, Marisa Brook, and Sali A. Tagliamonte (2019). Peaks and arrowheads of vernacular reorganization. Language Variation and Change 31(1): 43–67.


Wiltschko, Martina, Derek Denis, and Alexandra D’Arcy. (2018). Deconstructing variation in pragmatic function: A transdisciplinary study. Language In Society 47(4): 569–599.

Denis, Derek and Alexandra D’Arcy. (2018). Settler Colonial Englishes are distinct from Postcolonial EnglishesAmerican Speech 93(1): 3–31.


Denis, Derek and Sali A. Tagliamonte. (2017). Language change and fiction.  The Handbook of Pragmatics 12: Pragmatics of Fiction, edited by Miriam A. Locher and Andreas H. Jucker. Mouton de Gruyter. pp. 553–584.

Denis, Derek. (2017). The development of and stuff in Canadian English: A longitudinal study of apparent grammaticalization.  Journal of English Linguistics 45(2): 157–185.

Denis, Derek and Sali A. Tagliamonte. (2017). The changing future: competition, specialization and reorganization in the contemporary English future temporal reference system. English Language and Linguistics. Online now, to appear in print.


Denis, Derek. (2016). Oral histories as a window to sociolinguistic history and language history: Exploring Earlier Ontario English with the Farm Work and Farm Life Since 1890 Oral History CollectionAmerican Speech 91(4): 513–516. Audio Feature.

Denis, Derek. (2016). A note on mans in Toronto. Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics 37.

Denis, Derek and Sali A. Tagliamonte. (2016). Innovation, right? Change, you know? Utterance-final tags in Canadian English. Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change in English: New Methods and Insights, edited by Heike Pichler. Cambridge University Press.


Tagliamonte, Sali A. and Derek Denis (2014). Expanding the transmission/diffusion dichotomy: Evidence from Canada. Language 90(1):90-136.

Denis, Derek. (2013). The social meaning of eh in Canadian English. Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistics Association.

Denis, Derek. (2011). Innovators and innovation: Tracking the innovators of ‘and stuff’ in York English. Selected Papers from NWAV 39. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 17.2.8. [A digest by Jenny Cheshire]

Nagy, Naomi, Nina Aghdasi, Derek Denis and Alexandra Motut. (2011). Null subjects in heritage languages: Contact effects in a cross-linguistic context. Selected Papers from NWAV 39. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 17.2.16.

Tagliamonte, Sali A. and Derek Denis. (2010). The stuff of change: General Extenders in Toronto, Canada. The Journal of English Linguistics 38(4):335-368.

Tagliamonte, Sali A. and Derek Denis. (2008). Linguistic ruin? LOL. Instant messaging and teen language. American Speech 83(1):3-34. [Consistently in American Speech’s “Most Read” and “Most Cited” articles list!]