Welcome to my homepage. I work on language, especially speech sounds and language change, often drawing data from historical and contemporary Germanic languages. That work includes teaching, research and outreach with the general public and trying to integrate those into a coherent whole.
The Handbook of Historical Phonology, edited by Patrick Honeybone and me, has now begun to appear electronically as part of Oxford Handbooks Online and it will be out as a printed volume in a few months. Tom Purnell, Eric Raimy and I are now finishing up Modularity in Phonology for Cambridge University Press. The Wisconsin Englishes Project website has just been updated to reflect work in our recent Wisconsin Talk: Linguistic diversity in the Badger State, from the University of Wisconsin Press. (Teaching materials are now being added.) Beyond that, I have the privilege of editing Diachronica: International journal for historical linguistics. Whether or not you've read my other recent book, A History of German: What the past reveals about today's language (Oxford University Press 2012), you can check out the companion website, here. more . . .My schedule is available here.