Welcome to my homepage. I work on language, especially speech sounds and language change, often drawing data from historical and contemporary Germanic languages. That includes teaching, research and outreach with the general public and trying to integrate those into a coherent whole. I'm also again directing the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures.
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), and you can check out the companion website, here. Tom Purnell and Eric Raimy and I are back at work on Modularity in Phonology, a short book for Cambridge … more . . .My schedule is available here.