Welcome to my homepage. I work on language, especially speech sounds and language change, often drawing data from Germanic languages. That includes teaching, research and outreach with the general public and trying to integrate those into a coherent whole. I also direct the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures.

The Oxford Handbook of Historical Phonology is now out in print (ed. by Patrick Honeybone and me). I have the privilege of editing Diachronica: International journal for historical linguistics. I'm now preparing the second edition of A History of German: What the past reveals about today's language (Oxford University Press 2012, see the companion website, here). Tom Purnell, Eric Raimy and I are working on Modularity in Phonology, a short book for Cambridge … more ...

My schedule is available here.