Books and Special Issues

Sociolectal and dialectal variation in prosody (with Meghan Armstrong, Mara Breen, Shelome Gooden & Kristine Yu, eds.). Special issue of Language and Speech 65(4), 2022.

Navigating normativities: Gender and sexuality in text and talk (with Kira Hall &Tommaso Milani). Special issue of Language in Society 48(4), 2019.

The sociophonetics of /s/ (with Marie Maegaard & Nicolai Pharao, eds). Special issue of Linguistics 55(5), 2017.

Language, sexuality and power: Studies in intersectional sociolinguistics (with Ronald Mendes, eds). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Language and the politics of sexuality: Lesbians and gays in Israel. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Selected Articles and Chapters


Dynamic sociolinguistic processing: Real-time change in judgments of speaker competence (with Devyani Sharma & Yang Ye). Language 98(4): 749-774.

50 years of British accent bias: Stability and lifespan change in attitudes to accents (with Devyani Sharma & Yang Ye). English World-Wide 43(2): 135-166.


Accent bias and perceptions of professional competence in England (with Devyani Sharma, Dominic Watt, Amanda Cardoso & Yang Ye). Journal of English Linguistics 49(4): 355-388

Sexuality as non-binary: A variationist perspective. In Jo Angouri & Judith Baxter (eds.) Routledge handbook of language, gender and sexuality. London: Routledge, 37-51.

Towards an integrated model of perception: Linguistic architecture and the dynamics of sociolinguistic cognition (with Isabelle Buchstaller and Adam Mearns). In Karen Beaman, Isabelle Buchstaller, Susan Fox & James Walker (eds.) Advancing socio-grammatical variation and change: In honour of Jenny Cheshire. London: Routledge, 32-54.


Language, indexicality and gender ideologies: Contextual effects on the perceived credibility of women (with Yang Ye). Gender and Language 14(2): 123-151.

Parodies of whiteness: Die Antwoord and the politics of race, gender and class in South Africa (with Ian Bekker). Language in Society 49(1): 115-147.

Language, (in)security and sexualityJournal of Sociolinguistics 24(1): 111-118.


Methods for the study of accent bias and access to elite professions (with Devyani Sharma, Dominic Watt, Amanda Cardoso & Yang Ye). Journal of Language and Discrimination 3(2): 150–172.

Israel as homotopia: Language, space and vicious belonging (with Tommaso Milani). Language in Society 48: 607-628.

“This is not Europe”: Sexuality, ethnicity and the (re)enactment of Israeli authenticity (with Roey Gafter). Discourse, Context & Media 30: article 100287.

Crossing boundaries: Visceral landscapes of Israeli nationalism (with Tommaso Milani & Ruth Glocer). Sociolinguistic Studies 13: 37-56.


Same difference: The phonetic shape of High Rising Terminals in London. English Language and Linguistics. [appeared in print in issue 24(1): 47-73, 2020]

Tel Aviv as a space of affirmation versus transformation: Language, citizenship, and the politics of sexuality in Israel (with Tommaso Milani, Roey Gafter & Iair Or). Linguistic Landscape 4: 278-297.

Language and sexual politics. In Kira Hall & Rusty Barrett (eds.) Oxford handbook of language and sexuality. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [online first]

‘Black diamonds’, ‘clever blacks’, and other metaphors: Constructing the black middle-class in contemporary South African print media (with E. Dimitris Kitis & Tommaso Milani). Discourse & Communication 12: 149-170.


Queering multilingualism and politics: Regimes of mobility, citizenship and (in)visibility (with Tommaso Milani). In Ruth Wodak & Bernhard Forchtner, eds., The Routledge handbook of language and politics, 528-540. London: Routledge.

The substance of style: Gender, social class and interactional stance in /s/-fronting in southeast England (with Sophie Holmes-Elliott). Linguistics 55: 1045-1072.

The embedded indexical value of /s/-fronting in Afrikaans and South African English (with Ian Bekker). Linguistics 55: 1109-1139.

The topography of masculine normativities in South Africa (with Tommaso Milani and E. Dimitris Kitis). Critical Discourse Studies 14: 514-531.


Sexing diversity: Linguistic landscapes of homonationalism (with Tommaso Milani). Language & Communication 51: 69-86.

Gender, interaction and intonational meaning: The discourse function of High Rising Terminals in LondonJournal of Sociolinguistics 20: 133-163.

‘That’s what I call a man’: Representations of racialized and classed masculinities in the UK print media (with Paul Baker). Gender & Language 10: 106-139.

Conflicted selves: Language, sexuality and religion in Israel. In Erez Levon & Ronald Mendes (eds.) Language, sexuality and power: Studies in intersectional sociolinguistics, 215-239. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Introduction: Locating sexuality in language (with Ronald Mendes). In Erez Levon & Ronald Mendes (eds.) Language, sexuality and power: Studies in intersectional sociolinguistics, 1-18. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Perception, cognition and linguistic structure: The effect of linguistic modularity and cognitive style on sociolinguistic processing (with Isabelle Buchstaller). Language Variation and Change 27: 319-348.

Integrating intersectionality in language, gender and sexuality researchLanguage and Linguistics Compass 9: 295-308.

Picking the right cherries? A comparison of corpus and qualitative analyses of news articles about masculinity (with Paul Baker). Discourse & Communication 19: 221-236.

‘The ideal gay man’: Narrating masculinity and national identity in Israel. In Tommaso Milani (ed.) Language and masculinities: Performances, intersections, dislocations, 133-155. London: Routledge.


Categories, stereotypes and the linguistic perception of sexualityLanguage in Society 43: 539-566.

The politics of prosody: Language, sexuality and national belonging in Israel. In Lal Zimman, Jenny Davis & Joshua Raclaw (eds.) Queer excursions: Re-theorizing binaries in language, gender and sexuality, 101-128. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Salience and the sociolinguistic monitor: A case study of (ING) and TH-fronting in Britain (with Sue Fox). Journal of English Linguistics 42: 185-217.


East End boys and West End girls: /s/-fronting in southeast England (with Sophie Holmes-Elliott). University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 19: 111-120, 2013.

The voice of others: Identity, alterity and gender normativity among gay men in IsraelLanguage in Society 41: 187-211, 2012.

Gender, prescriptivism and language change: Morphological variation in Hebrew animate referenceLanguage Variation and Change 24: 33-58, 2012.

Teasing apart to bring together: Gender and sexuality in variationist researchAmerican Speech 86: 69-84, 2011.

Dimensions of style: Context, politics and motivation in gay Israeli speechJournal of Sociolinguistics 13: 29-58, 2009.

Sexuality in context: Variation and the sociolinguistic perception of identityLanguage in Society 36: 533-544, 2007.

Hearing ‘gay’: Prosody, interpretation and the affective judgment of men’s speechAmerican Speech 81: 56-78, 2006.

Mosaic identity and style: Phonological variation and Reform American JudaismJournal of Sociolinguistics 10: 185-205, 2006.