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.
Wisconsin Talk: Linguistic diversity in the Badger State, edited by Tom Purnell, Eric Raimy and me, has just appeared with the University of Wisconsin Press. It discusses key language issues in our state for a general readership. Tom, Eric and I are now turning our attention to finishing up Modularity in Phonology for Cambridge University Press. Beyond that, I have the privilege of editing Diachronica: International journal for historical linguistics. The Handbook of Historical Phonology, edited by Patrick Honeybone and me, is about to appear, first electronically this year and as a printed volume in January of 2014. 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.