Books and Special Issues

Sociolectal and dialectal variability in prosody (with Meghan Armstrong-Abrami, Mara Breen, Shelome Gooden and Kristine Yu). Special issue of Language and Speech [forthcoming, 2020].

Navigating normativities: Gender and sexuality in text and talk (with Kira Hall and 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.

Articles and Chapters

Links are for published versions of manuscripts. For open access versions, see Queen Mary Research Online, my or ResearchGate profiles, or email me for an off-print.


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

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 [forthcoming].

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: 115-147.

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


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.