Relevant Publications

REFEREED EDITORIAL WORK

JOURNALS

Editorial Boards
American Speech; Ampersand.
 

2015
 Language and Communication 42 -- Religion as a Sociolinguistic Variable. [TOC]

2014
Double issue of Language and Linguistic Compass- Sociolinguistics [with Chris Cieri] [TOC]

Language and Communications 35(1) New perspectives on linguistic variation and ethnic identity in North America [with Lauren Hall-Lew] [TOC]

2010
Special issue of American Speech 85(2) [with Thomas Purnell]  [TOC]
Special issue of Journal of English Linguistics 38(3)[with Thomas Purnell] [TOC]
PADS#94 [with Erik Thomas] [TOC]

2002
Special issue of Journal of Pragmatics 34 [TOC]

1992
Special Double Issue of Language and Communication  [TOC]

*TOC indicates an available Table of Contents.

OTHER REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

2011
Sociophonetics: A Student Guide. [ed., with Marianna di Paolo]. Routledge.(250+xii pp) [TOC] [Order Form]

2010
AAE speakers and their participation in local sound changes: A comparative study. Publications of American Dialect Society #94. [ed., with Erik Thomas] Duke University Press.(225+viii pp.) [TOC]

1984/1989
The Private Lives of English Words. Routledge & Kegan Paul: London. (333+xxxii pp.) Simultaneously, at Gale Research Co.: Detroit [with L. Heller & P. Humez]; 2nd edition, 1989

1973/1982
A Quantitative Study of Sound Change in Progress.  US Regional Survey: Philadelphia. (352+50 pp.) [with W. Labov & R. Steiner]; 2nd ed., 1982.

REFEREED ARTICLES IN BOOKS

Forthcoming
Found data [with Chris Cieri]--in Suzanne Wagner (ed), Panel Studies of Variation and Change.  Routledge: NYC.

2015
Change in Real Time [with David Bowie] -- in P. Honeybone & J. Salmons (eds) Handbook of Historical Phonology:OUP.

2013
Prolegomenon for an analysis of dialect coding conventions for data sharing.  [with Chris Cieri]  in A. Barysevich, A. D’Arcy, & D. Heap (eds) Methods in Dialectology. Bamberg Series: Lang. pp189-204.

2012
Christopher Cieri, Malcah Yaeger-Dror  Toward the Harmonization of Metadata Practice for Spoken Languages Resources  LREC 2012: 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Istanbul, May 21-27.  SpeechCorpora 2012: Workshop on Best Practices for Speech Corpora in Linguistic Research. Available: Paper in PDF

2011
Chapters on corpus development, corpus analysis & sociophonetics of vowel analysis [with Marianna di Paolo & Alicia Wassink]; variation in /r and /L/ [with Eleanor Lawson, Margaret Maclagan, Jim Scobbie and Jane Stuart Smith]; and of prosody [with Z.Fagyal] in Sociophonetics: A Student Guide, Routledge.

Sound judgements: Perception of indexical features in children's speech [with Gerry Docherty, Paul Foulkes, Ghadda Khatab]; in Preston & Niedzielski (eds) Sociophonetic Reader. Walter de Gruyter, Inc., New York. pp.327-356.

The sociophonetics of prosodic contours on NEG in three language communities: teasing apart socio-, -linguistic and phonetic influences on speech [with Shoji Takano, Lauren Hall-Lew, Tania Granadillo]; in Preston & Niedzielski (eds) Sociophonetic Reader [TOC],133-176. Mouton de Gruyter:Berlin.[PDF]

2010
Introductory Chapter in PADS #94, Duke University Press, [with Erik Thomas] [TOC]

2003
Situational variation in intonational strategies. In C. Meyer (ed.)Corpus Analysis: Language Structure and Language Use, 209-224, Rodopi: Amsterdam, [with S. Deckert and L. Hall-Lew]

2001
Primitives for the analysis of register. In P. Eckert & J. Rickford (eds.), Style and Sociolinguistic Variation, 170-185. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

1996
Phonetic evidence for the evolution of lexical classes: The case of a Montreal French vowel shift. In G. Guy, C. Feagin, J. Baugh, and D. Schiffrin (eds.), Towards a Social Science of Language, 263-287. Benjamins: Philadelphia.

Intonation and Register Variation, In J. Arnold, R. Blake, B. Davidson, S. Schwenter & J. Solomon (eds.), Sociolinguistic Variation: Data, Theory and Analysis, 243-260. CSLI: Stanford.

1994
Phonetic evidence for sound change in Quebec French.  In P. Keating (ed.), Phonological Structure and Phonetic Form. Papers in Laboratory Phonology 3, 267-292. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

1991
Changing realizations of A in (a)tion in relation to the front-A back-A opposition in Quebec French.  In P. Eckert (ed.), New Ways of Analyzing Sound Change, 127-184. Academic Press: N.Y., [with W. Kemp].

1990
Phonetic constraints on sociolinguistic variation.  In  J. Edmondson, C. Feagin, & P. Mühlhäusler (eds.),  Development and Diversity: Linguistic Variation across Time and Space, 35-70.  SIL: Austin

1989
Patterned symmetry in a Montreal French vowel shift.  In R. Fasold & D. Schiffrin (eds.),  Language Change and Variation, 59-84.  (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 52)  Benjamins: Philadelphia.

1988
Sound Change.  In Ammon, Dittmar & Mattheier (eds.), Handbook of Sociolinguistics II, 1591-1603.  de Gruyter: Berlin.

1986
Changements en chaîne dans le français parlé à Montréal.  In D. Sankoff (ed.), Diversity and Diachrony, 223-38. Benjamins: Philadelphia.

1980
A linguistic and social description of final consonant cluster simplification in Montreal French.  In R. Shuy & A. Shnukal (eds.), Language Use & the Uses of Language, 12-40. Georgetown  University Press:Washington, D.C., [with W. Kemp & P. Pupier.]

REFEREED ARTICLES IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

2015
Review of 'r-atics 3' by Alessandro Vietti and Lorenzo Spreafico. Linguist List 26.1175.

Introductory article, in Yaeger-Dror (ed), Religion as a Sociolinguistic Variable. Language & Communications 42. (PDF)
 

2014
Introductory article, in Yaeger-Dror & Cieri (eds), Metadata for the Analysis of Sociolinguistic Variation.
Language and Linguistic Compass-Sociolinguistics 8.

Coding for Religion, in Language and Linguistic Compass-Sociolinguistics 8:577-589.

Introductory article, in Hall-Lew & Yaeger-Dror (eds) New Perspectives on Ethnicity in Sociolinguistic Variation.  Language and Communications 35(2).

Teaching and Learning Guide for Speech Variation, Utility and Game Theory. Language and Linguistic Compass-Sociolinguistics  8: 230-242. {M.Dror, D. Granot, M Yaeger}

2013
Speech variation, Utility and Game Theory.  Language and Linguistic Compass-Sociolinguistics7: 561-79. 
[M. Dror, D. Granot, M. Yaeger-Dror]

2010
Introductory article in Yaeger-Dror & Purnell  (eds) American Speech 85 (2)

Introductory article in Yaeger-Dror & Purnell (eds) Journal of English Linguistics 38 (3)

2006
Presidential use of negation. Texas Linguistic Forum 45(Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Symposium about Language and Society – Austin), 187-194. [with Lauren Hall-Lew]

2002
Register and prosodic variation, a cross language comparisonJournal of Pragmatics 34:1495-1536.

Multi-modality in girls' game disputes. Journal of Pragmatics. 34:1621-49, [with the Goodwins].

It's not or isn't it? Using large corpora to determine the influences on contraction strategies. Language Varation & Change. 14:79-118, [with Lauren Hall-Lew and Sharon Deckert].

2000
Disagreement, contraction and dialect: Evidence from a large corpus of American EnglishCLIC  2. 49-59, [with Sharon Deckert].

1998
Factors influencing the contrast between men's and women's speechWomen and Language  21:40-46.

1997
Contraction of negatives as evidence of variation in register-specific interactive rulesLanguage Variation & Change  9:1-38.

1996
Register as a variable in prosodic analysis: the case of the English negative. Speech Communication. 19:39-60.

1993
Linguistic data solving social psychological questions: The case for (resh) as a measure of ethnic self-identification.  Israel Social Science Research 9: 109-160.

Linguistic analysis of dialect 'correction' and its interaction with cognitive salience.  Language Variation and Change  5:189-224

Critical Review: E. Ben-Rafael & S. Sharot (1991) Ethnicity, Religion and Class in Israeli SocietyJournal of Language and Social Psychology. 12: 352-358.

1992
Communicative Accommodation: A new perspective on 'Hypercorrect' Speech -- Introduction. Language & Communication 12:181-193.

Lexical Classes in Montreal FrenchLanguage and Speech 35: 251-293 [with W. Kemp].

1991
Linguistic evidence for social psychological attitudes: Hyperaccommodation of (r) by singers from a Mizrahi backgroundLanguage & Communication11:309-31.

1989
Sound change in real and apparent time.  York Papers in Linguistics 13:141-54.

1988
The influence of changing group vitality on convergence toward a dominant norm.  Language & Communication 8: 285-305.

1987
'Scuse me wait a minute':Directive use in Israeli Hebrew. Linguistics 25: 1127-63, [with E. Sister].

Language, dialect and society: a review article.  Language & Communication 6: 277-292.

1985
Intonational prominence on negatives in EnglishLanguage & Speech  28: 197-230.

1977
'... PI QUE à Montréal',  Recherches sur le français parlé  1: 87-99 [with A. Giacomi and H. Cedergren].

MEDIA

http://talkbank.org/data/CABank/CallFriend/: Aligned transcriptions of CallFriend conversations for parallel corpora in American English (engn, engs), Japanese (japn), and Spanish (span, spac); aligned with the sound files from LDC;  sound and transcriptions maintained at CMU's talkbank.

REFEREED CONFERENCE WORKSHOP ORGANIZER [in last 5 years]

2016

LSA satellite workshop on 'Preparing your Corpus for Archival Storage' [with Christopher Cieri]

2014

ICLASP, Hawaii. Session on The Linguistic Study of Language and Attitudes [with Katie Drager]

2012

LSA satellite workshop on ‘Coding for Linguistic Archive Preparation’ [with Christopher Cieri]

LSA, Portland. Satellite Session on Data Archiving [with Christopher Cieri.]-- to appear in LLC-Sociolinguistics

LSA, Portland. Symposium on New Frontiers in analysis of Ethnicity and Lg Variation. [with Greg Guy]--recently published in Language & Communications [with Lauren Hall-Lew]

2011
NWAV40, Washington.  Panel on demographic coding for sociolinguistic corpus archive preparation 
[with Chris Cieri].

2006-2010
NWAV  Organizer of workshops on Best Practices in Sociophonetics. [with Marianna di Paolo]

2008                     
ICLASP session organizer [with George Ray].  Tucson. – AAE and accommodation. 
[Speakers: Malcah Yaeger-Dror, George Ray, Tom Purnell, Gerard vanHerk, Maeve Eberhardt].

•LSA/ADS/CEDL Session organizer [with Erik Thomas].1/08. - Symposium on AAE vs. urban koiné Vowel Phonologies. [Papers on NYC, Pittsburgh, Houston, Milwaukee and Detroit].

2007
•NWAV/LSA/ADS/CEDL Session organizer [with Erik Thomas].1/08. - Symposium on AAE vs. southern Vowel Phonologies. [Papers on Louisiana, NC, suburban Georgia & Ohio].

REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS [in last 5 years]

2017

Methods in Dialectology XVI, Tokyo. --http://pj.ninjal.ac.jp/Methodsxvi/--Strategic Sociolinguistic Variation: Game Theoretical Enrichment of Accommodation Theory (with Moshe Dror)

2016

LSA, 90th meeting in Washington, DC - Demographic coding for must be adapted to permit corpus re-visiting and sharing, Satellite Workshop Presentation

NWAV45, Vancouver, BC - New/Old Horizons in Multilinguistic Research, Workshop Presentation.

NWAV45, Vancouver, BC -Poster: Call Grandma! On collecting and analyzing intergenerational spontaneous phone calls (with Ana Caravalho, Marta Ramirez, Miriam Rodriguez,  and Eric Willbanks)

2014
ICLASP14
, Honolulu.Organizer and Discussant for Symposium on Language Attitudes [with Katie Drager]

New Methods in Dialectology XV, Groningen. Presenter at Workshop : Panel studies:Challenges, food for thought and ways forward [with Chris Cieri]

2012  
LSA, Portland. Discussant for Satellite Session on Linguistic Archiving.
LSA, Portland. Discussant for Symposium on New Frontiers in analysis of Ethnicity and Lg Variation.
[with Greg Guy]

20102011 
NWAV40, Washington. Discussant for Satellite Session on Linguistic Archiving.

NWAV39, San Antonio, Workshop on Best Practices in Sociophonetics 

Analyzing Rhythm I [With Zsuzsanna Fagyal]
Analyzing Rhythm II [With Zsuzsanna Fagyal]   Presentation Slides in PDF format  http://papers.ldc.upenn.edu/#2011[Presentation 1] [Presentation 2] [Handout]  [Zipped Prosody File][zipped timing file]

2009
IPRA. Melbourne IPrA, Melbourne. Predisagreements in different cultural settings 
[with Shoji Takano, Carol Rinnert]

LSA, San Francisco. Perception of ‘r’, a cross-dialect comparison.[PPT]
[with Paul Foulkes, Dom Watt, Tyler Kendall, Dan Johnson, Jillian Oddie, Philip Harrison] [zipped (r) presentation]

2008  
NWAV, Houston. Perception of ‘r’ [with Paul Foulkes, Dom Watt, Tyler Kendall, Jillian Oddie, Philip Harrison] [zipped (r) presentation]

ICLASP [Intl. Conference on Language and Social Psychology.] Tucson 7/08. AAE and accommodation. Conclusions.

Sociolinguistics Symposium 17, Amsterdam 4/08. Sound Judgements: Perception of indexical expressions in children's speech. [with Paul Foulkes, Gerry Docherty and Ghada Khattab].

BAAP [British Assn of Acoustic Phoneticians] Sheffield 3/08. Variation in American rhoticity.

Linguistics Society of America. Chicago 1/08. – Conclusions. Regional variation in the importance of the divide between AAE and other vowel phonologies.

Linguistics Society of America. Chicago 1/08. – The effect of informational and interactive factors on the prosodic prominence of negation [with Nancy Hedberg]    

RECENT PRESENTATION

For Samira's Class

TECHNICAL REPORTS

2010

Questionnaire module for determining ingroup-defined demogrpahic clusters.

2010

White paper providing background of social factors relevant for Phily ingroup-defined clusers.

2004

'Forensic Dialectology.' Lincoln Laboratories [with J. Campbell, W. Campbell, D. Reynolds, P. Torres].

1992

'Prosodic Varitation in Naturally Occurring Discourse.' Proceedings of the IRCS Workshop on Prosody in Natural Speech. IRCS Technical Report #92-37:139-150 [with Richard Oehrle].

1978

'Montreal French Vowel Durations.' Rapport Technique, EP80-R-8, Ecole Polytechnique. (12pp.) JASA 63:S87(A) [with M. Bourdeau].

1975

'Statistical analysis of vowel harmony', TR No. 580, Centre de Recherches Mathematiques: Universite de Montreal. (25pp.) [with D. Sankoff and H. Cedergren].

1975

'Problems in the vowel phonology of Montreal French', EECS Research Report: UC Berkeley (20pp.)

1975

'The problem of sociolinguistic variation in English', EECS Research Report: UCBerkeley, & Technical Report, US ARPA/SURE Note, classified [with Michael O'Malley].

1974

'Answer to Peter Ladefoged on the problem of sociolingusitic variation in English', Technical Report, US ARPA/SUR Note, classified (4pp.)

1974

'Speaking style: some phonetic realizations and their significance', Penn Working Papers in Linguistic Change I, 1 (60 pp.)