Welcome to my homepage. I work on language, especially speech sounds and language change, often drawing data from Germanic languages. That includes teaching, research and outreach with the general public and trying to integrate those into a coherent whole. I also direct the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures.

A lot of my publications are available on Academia.edu and others are available on request. With Patrick Honeybone, I co-edited the Oxford Handbook of Historical Phonology and I have the privilege of editing Diachronica: International journal for historical linguistics. I'm now finishing the second edition of A History of German: What the past reveals about today's language (Oxford University Press 2012, companion website, here). Tom Purnell, Eric Raimy and I are working on Modularity in Phonology, a short book for Cambridge … more ...

My schedule is available here.