updated Jan 2019

Watson, K., Lambropolou, S. & Cooper, P. (2019) The [sexy|stupid] [Scouse|Geordie|Cockney] accent’: The construction of regional dialects on Twitter. Paper presented at the iMean conference, Victoria University of Wellington. 15-14 April 2019.

Villarreal, D., Papp, V., Clark, L., Hay, J. & Watson, K. (2019) Telling a new story with old data: Random-forest classification of non-prevocalic (r) in Southland New Zealand English. Paper presented at the Language Variation and Processing Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney. 23-25 January 2019.

Watson, K. (2018) Are Scousers [nice|friendly|thieves|tough|inbred]? Examining attitudes towards Liverpool English. Invited lecture at University of Liverpool, 16 October 2018.

Watson, K. (2018) Liverpool English as a case study for understanding the systematicity of linguistic variation. Invited lecture at University of Liverpool, 25 October 2018.

Watson, K. (2018) Forensic speech science and Scouse: voice line ups, ear witnesses, speaker profiling and speaker comparison”, Invited lecture at University of Liverpool, 15 November 2018.

Watson, K. (2018) A century of Scouse: accent change in Liverpool and its hinterland. Invited lecture at Liverpool Hope University, 5 Dec 2018.

Watson, K. (2018) Dialectological insights with big data methods. Invited lecture at University of Zurich, 7 Dec 2018.

Watson, K. (2018) What is OLIVE and what can it do (now)? Invited lecture at University of Edinburgh, 17 December 2018.

Villarreal, D., Clark, L., Hay, J., & Watson, K. (2018) Directions of change in Southland English (r): Phonological and grammatical constraints. Paper presented at the New Zealand Linguistics Society conference, Victoria University of Wellinton 15-16 November 2018.

Kabir, SM., Cunningham, U. & Watson, K. (2018). English education at secondary level in Bangladesh: Disconnect in curriculum, classroom practice, and assessment. European Conference on Educational Research, Bolzano, Italy. 04 – 07 Sep 2018.

Rose, D., De Rybel, T., Hay, J., King, J., and Watson, K. (2018) QuakeFace: Large-Scale Automatic Facial Feature Annotation. Paper presented at the 22nd Sociolinguistic symposium, University of Auckland. 27th – 30th June 2018.

Rashid, S., Cunningham, U. & Watson, K. (2018). Impact of training in MALL to develop learner autonomy: A case study. CALICO (Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium) conference. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, May 29-June 2 2018.

Watson, K. D., & Papp, V. (2017). Exploring the Canterbury Earthquakes using automated topic analysis. In iMean. University of Bristol, UK.

Wang, X., Sun, K., Gnevsheva, K., & Watson, K. D. (2016). Seeing a foreign accent: Perception of accentedness in Asian and Caucasian speakers by Asian listeners. In Australian Linguistics Society conference. Melbourne, Australia.

Sutrave, N., Watson, K. D., & Beckner, C. (2016). A usage-based account of t-to-r in Northern England: the role of predictability. In Accents 2016. Lodz, Poland.

Heyne, M., Wang, X., Dorreen, K., Derrick, D., & Watson, K. D. (2016). The articulation of /r/ in New Zealand English. In Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan. Honolulu, HI, USA.

Zimmermann, J., Rose, D., Burkle, D., & Watson, K. D. (2016). The Role of Expectability and Sub-Phonemic Detail in Speech Perception: English has-clitic S vs. plural S. In Linguistic Society of New Zealand Annual Conference (Language in Society). Wellington, New Zealand.

Sun, K., Wang, X., Gnevsheva, K., & Watson, K. D. (2016). Seeing a foreign accent, accentedness perception in Asian and Caucasian Non-Native English Speakers. In Linguistic Society of New Zealand Annual Conference (Language in Society). Wellington, New Zealand.

Peach, E., Papp, V., & Watson, K. D. (2016). Effects of perceived ethnicity and hesitation markers in New Zealand court transcripts. In Linguistic Society of New Zealand Annual Conference (Language in Society). Wellington, New Zealand.

Papp, V., & Watson, K. D. (2016). Automated topic analysis and the QuakeBox corpus. In Linguistic Society of New Zealand Annual Conference (Language in Society). Wellington, New Zealand.

Heyne, M., Dorreen, K., Wang, X., Derrick, D., & Watson, K. D. (2016). An ultrasound study of /r/ in New Zealand English. In Linguistic Society of New Zealand Annual Conference (Language in Society). Wellington, New Zealand.

Le, V. T., Cunningham, U., & Watson, K. D. (2016). Students’ practices and beliefs about technology. In 2nd International TESOL Conference: Promoting Effective Change in the Language Classroom. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Le, T. V., Cunningham, U., & Watson, K. D. (2016). Online course to improve communicative skills for high school students. In 7th Annual International Conference on TESOL: Innovations in English Teaching and Learning. Qui Nhon, Vietnam.

Culpeper, J., Johnson, D. E., & Watson, K. D. (2016). Multimodal requests and (im)politeness: The perception of directness, prosody and power. In Linguistic Im/politeness, Aggression and Rudeness Conference (LIAR). Manchester, UK.

Wang, X., & Watson, K. (2016). Speaker attitudes in koineisation in Hohhot, China: exploring individual and group patterns. In New Ways of Analyzing Variation in Asia-Pacific (NWAV-AP 4). Chiayi, Taiwan.

Clark, L., Hay, J., Rathcke, T., Stuart-Smith, J., & Watson, K. (2015). How Scottish ancestry influenced early New Zealanders’ vowel lengths. In New Zealand Linguistics Society. Dunedin, New Zealand.

Watson, K. D. (2015). A century of Scouse: phonological levelling, diffusion and divergence in Liverpool and its hinterland. In Invited talk, Linguistics and English Language Seminar Series. University of Edinburgh.

Watson, K. D. (2015). Examining phonological levelling and geographical diffusion with a century of Scouse. In Invited talk, Department of Languages and Linguistics Seminar Series. York St John University, York, UK.

Watson, K. D. (2015). 100 years of Scouse and its hinterland: the OLIVE corpus. In Invited talk, English Department Seminar Series. University of Chester, UK.

Watson, K., Hay, J., Stuart-Smith, J., Clark, L., & Rathcke, T. (2015). How Scottish ancestry influenced early New Zealanders’ vowel lengths. In 10th UK Language Variation and Change Conference (UKLVC). York, UK.

Watson, K., Clark, L., & van Eyndhoven, S. (2015). T-to-R in north-west England: lexical frequency, schema strength and transitional probability. In 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Newcastle, UK.

Watson, K., Leach, H., & Gnevsheva, K. (2014). Proximity, cultural prominence and sociolinguistic salience in perceptual dialectology. In 2014 Language and Society Conference.

Watson, K. (2014). (Socio)linguistics and the teaching/research nexus. In 2014 Language and Society Conference.

Honeybone, P., & Watson, K. (2014). Liverpool Dialect Literature: quantitative analysis and phonological salience. In International Conference on Northern British English (NBC 2014). Rouen, France.

Ford, G., Watson, K., & Hayward, B. (2013). The New Zealand Political Language Corpus and Citizen Taxpayer: Introducing a new corpus and a case study exploring representations of the taxpayer. In New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.

Clark, L., & Watson, K. (2013). The transmission and diffusion of /t/ debuccalisation. In UK Language Variation and Change (UKLVC). Sheffield, UK.

Peek, M., & Watson, K. (2013). Personality and non-linguistic perceptual sensitivity predict phonetic convergence. In Variation and Language Processing Conference (VALP). Christchurch, New Zealand.

Clark, L., & Watson, K. (2013). Comparing individual speaker constraints with the speech community: /t/ debuccalisation in English. In Variation and Language Processing Conference (VALP). Christchurch, New Zealand.

Watson, K., & Clark, L. (2012). Sociolinguistic salience and the NURSE/SQUARE merger. In 13th Language and Society Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.

Watson, K., Clark, L., & Gold, E. (2012). Phonological convergence and divergence in North-West England: the case of /t/ lenition. In 13th Language and Society Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.

Watson, K. (2012). Where does the New Zealand accent come from? And where is it going?. Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/platform/documents/Platform_2012.pdf

Watson, K. (2012). False teeth, pollen or depression? Where did the Kiwi accent come from?. Christchurch College of English Language, New Zealand.

Watson, K. (2012). What is the New Zealand accent like, and what do we think about it?. St Stephen’s Church, Christchurch, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.u3a-okeover.org.nz/course_term/term-3-2012/

Watson, K., & Clark, L. (2011). It’s not just levelling: exploring phonological change in north-west England. In School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies Seminars. Wellington, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.victoria.ac.nz/lals/about/news/default.aspx#Seminars

Watson, K., Clark, L., & West, H. (2011). Changes in Liverpool English interdental fricatives. In 19th Biennial Conference of the Linguistics Society of New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand.

Clark, L., & Watson, K. (2011). Sociophonetics meets Scouse: explorations in the production and perception of Liverpool English. University of Northumbria, UK. Retrieved from http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/sass/about/humanities/englishhome/linguistics/lingresearch/lingsem/

Clark, L., Watson, K., & West, H. (2011). Th-fronting in the north west: new data from an old friend. In 8th UK Language Variation and Change Conference (UKLVC8). Edge Hill University, UK.

Clark, L., & Watson, K. (2011). Evidence for phonological priming from sociophonetics. In 8th UK Language Variation and Change Conference (UKLVC8). Edge Hill University, UK.

Maguire, W., Clark, L., & Watson, K. (2011). The meaning of ‘merger’. In International Society for the Linguistics of English 2011 Conference (ISLE 2011). Boston, MA, USA.

Clark, L., & Watson, K. (2011). Capturing listeners’ real-time reactions to the NURSE~SQUARE merger. In International Society for the Linguistics of English 2011 Conference (ISLE 2011). Boston, MA, USA.

Watson, K., & Clark, L. (2011). Change point analysis and language attitudes: measuring reactions to regional variation in real time. In Poznan Linguistics Meeting. Poznan, Poland.

Watson, K., & Clark, L. (2011). Capturing listeners’ real-time reactions to local and supralocal linguistic features. In Variation and Language Processing Conference. Chester, UK.

Watson, K., & Clark, L. (2011). Sociolinguistics, salience and statistics: outlining some new directions in language attitude research. Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Watson, K., & Clark, L. (2010). t-to-r’ in British English: Word Frequency, Constructions, and Sociolinguistics. In New Ways of Analysing Variation (NWAV 39). San Antonio, TX, USA.

Watson, K., & Clark, L. (2010). Exploring t-to-r in Liverpool and Lancashire. University of Manchester, UK.

Watson, K., & Clark, L. (2010). Sociolinguistic and cognitive linguistic perspectives on northern English t-to-r. University of York, UK.

Clark, L., & Watson, K. (2010). Testing a usage-based phonology with northern English t-to-r. In PAC Workshop 2010, The Phonology of English: usage, varieties and structure. Montpellier, France.

Watson, K. (2010). Lax articulation or fine-grained control?: Plosive lenition in Liverpool English. In 34th International LAUD Symposium on Cognitive Sociolinguistics. Landau/Pfalz, Germany.

Watson, K., & Whisker, K. (2009). Plosive lenition in Liverpool English: Using a phonological corpus to compare the past with the present. In PAC Workshop on Models, Variation and Phonological Corpora. Aix-en-Provence, France.

Watson, K., & Owen, A. (2009). The production and perception of NURSE and SQUARE in Wigan. In 7th UK Language Variation and Change Conference (UKLVC7). Newcastle, UK.

Watson, K., & Mattock, K. (2009). The effect of speakers’ geographical mobility on their production and perception of a phonological merger: Evidence from NURSE and SQUARE in Liverpool English. In 3rd International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (ICLCE3). London, UK.

Watson, K., & Mattock, K. (2009). The effect of speakers’ geographical mobility on their production and perception of a phonological merger: evidence from NURSE and SQUARE in Liverpool English. In Perception, Production & Attitude. Leuven, Belgium.

Watson, K. (2007). Utterance-final debuccalisation in Liverpool English. In 6th UK Language Variation and Change conference (UKLVC6). Lancaster, UK.

Watson, K., & Hollmann, W. (2007). Definite article reduction in northern England: on frequency, constructions and sociolinguistics. In 25th UWM Symposium on Formulaic Language. Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Watson, K. (2007). The phonetics and phonology of plosive leniton in Liverpool English. (Lancaster University).

Watson, K. (2007). Phonological variation in the north-west of England: the effects of geographical and social distance. Liverpool Hope University.

Watson, K. (2007). Is Scouse Getting Scouser? Exploring Phonological Change in Contemporary Liverpool English. In A. Grant, & C. Grey (Eds.), The Mersey Sound: Liverpool’s Language, People and Places (pp. 215-241). Ormskirk: Open House Press.

Watson, K. (2007). Exploring phonological change and language ideologies in England’s north-west. University of Salford, UK.

Watson, K. (2006). Language & gender meets theoretical phonology: bridging the pedagogic gap?. In Gender and Language BAAL Special Interest Group on Current Issues in the Teaching of Language, Gender and Sexuality in Further and Higher Education One-day Seminar. Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK.

Watson, K., & Papen, U. (2006). Speech and spelling: facilitation or interference?. In Sociolinguistic Symposium 16 (SS16). University of Limerick, Ireland.

Watson, K. (2006). “Write it how you say it”: Examining phonological interference in children’s spelling mistakes. University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

Watson, K. (2005). Lenition and structured phonetic variability in Liverpool English. In 1st International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English. Edinburgh, UK.

Watson, K. (2005). Phonological convergence and divergence in the same British city. In New Ways of Analysing Variation 34. New York, NY, USA.

Watson, K. (2005). Phonological convergence and divergence in Liverpool English. In UK Language Variation and Change. Aberdeen, UK.

Honeybone, P., & Watson, K. (2004). The (continuing) development of Scouse: language meets history, society and culture. Liverpool, UK.

Watson, K. (2004). Is Scouse getting scouser? The emergence of new phonological variables in Liverpool English. University of Roehampton, London, UK.

Honeybone, P., & Watson, K. (2002). Liverpool English, visarga in pausa and the phonetics-phonology divide. In Conference on English Phonology. Toulouse, France.

Honeybone, P., & Watson, K. (2002). Visarga in pausa in Liverpool English. In Manchester Phonology Meeting. Manchester, UK.

Watson, K. & Honeybone, P. (2001) The phonological potential of word-final/t/in Liverpool English. Paper presented at the Linguistics Association of Great Britain conference, University of Reading, 4-6 September 2001