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.
My new book, A History of German: What the past reveals about today's language, Oxford University Press, is now out and there's a website to go with the book, here.
Wisconsin Talk: Linguistic diversity in the Badger State, edited by Tom Purnell, Eric Raimy and me, will appear with the University of Wisconsin Press in January 2013. 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 just going off to Oxford University Press for editing. more . . .My schedule is available here.