Miriam Meyerhoff

University of Auckland

Miriam Meyerhoff is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Auckland (NZ). She holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, in which she used variationist methods to analyze morphosyntactic variables. She has held teaching appointments at University of Hawai'i, Cornell, Michigan State University and the University of Edinburgh. Much of her research focuses on variation in syntax and speech acts in situations of language contact, especially in creole languages of the Pacific and Caribbean. She is author of Introducing Sociolinguistics and co-editor of Social Lives in Language: The Sociolinguistics of Multilingual Speech Communities.