- Using corpora to probe shared grammatical constraints: evidence from restrictive relativization. ICAME 39, Tampere, Finland, May 2018 (with S. Levey & S. Cooke).
- From complexity to uniformity, via (contact-induced) grammaticalization: tracing the evolution of the London question tag ‘system’. Plenary presentation at DiPVaC 4, Helsinki, Finland, May 2018.
- Fuzzy categories and fuzzy concepts, innit. Plenary presentation at DiscourseNet 20, Budapest, Hungary, May 2018.
- PG buddies: supporting transitions and building communities. Education for Life, Newcastle University, UK, March 2018 (with J. Jenkins, J. Warburton & K. Woolford).
- A cross-varietal perspective on variation and change in restrictive relativization: evidence from Britain and Canada. UKLVC 11, Cardiff, UK (with S. Levey).
- Revisiting transatlantic relatives: evidence from British and Canadian English. Methods XVI, Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan (with S. Levey).
- Because vigorous grammaticalization, innit: the new tag question 'system' of MLE. University of Edinburgh, UK (with E. Torgersen).
- Social and cognitive effects on old-age language use. Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK.
- The multiple variables of innit: achieving full accountability in discourse-pragmatic variation and change research. DiPVaC 3, University of Ottawa, Canada.
- The language of dementia: applying sociolinguistic methods to issues in assessing and treating cognitive impairment. Workshop given at ICCH 13, New Orleans, Louisiana (with A. Hesson).
- The devil is in the detail: interpreting I don't know in Mini Mental State Exams. ICCH 13, New Orleans, Louisiana (with A. Hesson). [This presentation was short-listed (out of 600+ submissions) for the Best Paper Award and was commissioned for publication in Patient, Education and Counseling 99(9).]
- Innit and its variable contexts: re-defining the variable (context) for full accountability. Panel on 'Pragmatic variation and pragmatic variables' (organised by K. Schneider & A. Jucker), IPrA 14, Antwerp, Belgium.
- Novel impact pathways in variationist linguistics: learning for and from specific societal contexts. Panel organised for NWAV 43, Chicago, Illinois (with A. Hesson).
- Discourse-pragmatic variation in healthcare settings: form-function correlations in the use of I DON’T KNOW. NWAV 43, Chicago, Illinois (with A. Hesson).
- Innit and its variable contexts: discourse-pragmatic innovations in Multicultural London English. Michigan State University, Michigan.
- Uncovering hidden stories: interpretation of I DON'T KNOW as an interactional strategy in pediatric mental health consultations. AACH Research & Teaching Forum 2014, Orlando, Florida (with A. Hesson).
- Quantitative discourse variation analysis. Invited workshop given at the Doctoral programme Studies in Language and Society, University of Bern, Switzerland.
- Exploring novel impact pathways in variationist research: discourse variation in health-care settings. Workshop given at DiPVaC 2, Newcastle University, UK (with A. Hesson).
- Unstable peripheries, innit? Functional & syntactic changes in the London question tag system. DiPVaC 2, Newcastle University, UK.
with Jenny Cheshire at DiPVaC 2, Newcastle upon Tyne, April 2014 (photo courtesy of Claire Childs)
- Discourse function and clause periphery, innit? Panel on 'The pragmatic role of elements at the right periphery' (organised by L. Degand & E. Traugott), IPrA 13, New Delhi, India.
- Question tags in contemporary London English: variation and innovation. Panel on 'The role of identity in discourse-pragmatic variation and change' (organised by K. Beeching), i-mean 3, University of West of England, UK (with E. Torgersen).
- Recent innovations in the use of innit: views from Multicultural London. ICAME 33, University of Leuven, Belgium (with E. Torgersen).
- Discourse-pragmatic variation & change: implications for linguistic theory. Plenary presentation, CLP 20, University of Manchester, UK.
- Formulaic collocations: interfacing variationist sociolinguistics and grammaticalization theory. Institute for Language & Communication, University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
- Formulaic collocations and linguistic structure. Lingforum, Ghent University, Belgium.
- Collocations in linguistic variation & change: negative periphrastic do and its environs. Centre for Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, University of Salford, UK.
- Discourse variation & linguistic theory: overcoming the obstacles. Applied Linguistics Circle, University of Reading, UK.
- Tracking grammaticalization in synchronic dialect data: general extenders in north-east England. Language Variation and Linguistic Theory, University of Lancaster, UK (with S. Levey).
- Discourse variation analysis: challenges for the future. Institute for Linguistics and Language Studies, University of Manchester, UK.
- A variationist perspective on the grammaticalization of general extenders in north-east England. Langwidge Sandwidge, University of Manchester, UK (with S. Levey).
- Discourse variation analysis: challenges for the future. Linguistics Lunch, University of Oxford, UK.
- Discourse variation analysis: what it is and why it matters. University of Edinburgh, UK.
- ‘I mean, just like the words we combine and that’: variability in discourse collocations. ICAME 31, University of Giessen, Germany (with S. Levey).
- see my CV for details
[last up-dated: 21 February 2018]