Sali Tagliamonte

University of Toronto

Sali A. Tagliamonte is Professor in the Linguistics Department at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is the American Dialect Society instructor at the 2011 Linguistic Institute. She is author of Sociolinguistics: Variation, Change and Interpretation (Wiley-Blackwell, to appear); Analysing Sociolinguistic Variation (CUP 2006) and co-author of African American English in the Diaspora: Tense and Aspect (Blackwell 2001). She has published on African American varieties, British, Irish and Canadian dialects and teen language and television. Her ongoing research focuses on morphosyntactic and discourse-pragmatic features using cross-variety and apparent time comparisons in synchronic corpora to explore linguistic change.