SALI A. TAGLIAMONTE is Canada Research Chair in Language Variation and Change and a Full Professor in the Linguistics Department at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America, a former Killam Research Fellow (2013-2015) and is currently President of the American Dialect Society (2017-2019). She is the author of six books, including: “Making Waves”, Variationist Sociolinguistics” (Wiley-Blackwell 2012, 2015) and “Analysing Sociolinguistic Variation”, “Roots of English” and “Teen Talk” (CUP 2006, 2013, 2016). She has published on African American varieties, British, Irish and Canadian dialects, teen language and television across the major journals of the field. Her research has been funded by agencies in Canada, the US and UK. Her most recent research program is the Ontario Dialects Project, which focuses on cross-community and apparent time comparisons in corpora of spoken vernacular dialects to explore linguistic change.
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