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Name: Naomi  G. Nagy (IPA: /neomi negi/)
Institution: University of Toronto
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://individual.utoronto.ca/ngn/
State and/or Country: ON
Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Lang variation, Faetar, Faitare, Francoprovençal, New England dialects, Italian
Subject Language(s): English
French
Italian
Selected Publications: http://individual.utoronto.ca/ngn/faetare/faetare.htm
Nagy, N. 2011/forthcoming. Lexical Change and Language Contact: Faetar in Italy and Canada. Journal of Sociolinguistics.
Nagy, N. 2011/forthcoming. A multilingual corpus to explore geographic variation. Rassegna Italiana di Linguistica Applicata.
Nagy, N. & P. Irwin. 2010. Boston (r): Neighbo(r)s nea(r) and fa(r). Language Variation and Change 22:2.241-78.
Nagy, N. 2009. The challenges of less commonly studied languages: Writing a Sociogrammar of Faetar. In J. Stanford & D. Preston, eds. Variation in Indigenous Minority Languages. Philadelphia: Benjamins. 397-417.
Meyerhoff, M. & N. Nagy, eds. 2008. Social Lives in Language -- Sociolinguistics and multilingual speech communities. Benjamins: Amsterdam.
Blondeau, H. & N. Nagy. 2008. Subordinate clause marking in Montreal Anglophone French and English. In M. Meyerhoff, M. & N. Nagy, eds. Social Lives in Language -- Sociolinguistics and multilingual speech communities. Benjamins: Amsterdam. 273-314.
Nagy, N. & J. Roberts. 2008. New England: Phonology. In E. Schneider, K. Burridge, B. Kortmann, R. Mesthrie & C. Upton, eds. A Handbook of Varieties of English. Volume 2: Varieties of English of the Americas and the Caribbean. Berlin, NY: Mouton de Gruyter. 52-66. [& A Handbook of Varieties of English. Volume 1: Phonology. Berlin, NY: Mouton de Gruyter. 270-281.]
Labov, W., S. Ash, M. Ravindranath, T. Weldon, M. Baranowski, & N. Nagy. 2006. Listeners' sensitivity to the frequency of sociolinguistic variables. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 12.2: Selected papers from NWAV 34. 105-29.
Nagy, N., X. Zhang, G. Nagy & E.W. Schneider. 2006. Clustering dialects automatically -- A Mutual Information approach. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 12.2: Selected papers from NWAV 34. 145-58.
Nagy. N. 2006. Experimental methods for study of linguistic variation. In K. Brown, ed. Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics, 2nd ed. Oxford: Elsevier. vol. 4, 390-394. (ISBN 0-08-044299-4)
Roberts, J., N. Nagy & C. Boberg. 2006. Yakking with the Yankees (New England). In W. Wolfram & B. Ward, eds. American Voices: How Dialects Differ from Coast to Coast. Blackwell. 57-62.
Nagy, N., H. Blondeau, & J. Auger. (2003) Second language acquisition and 'real' French: An investigation of subject doubling in the French of Montreal Anglophones. Language Variation and Change 15.1:73-103.
Blondeau, H., N. Nagy, G. Sankoff & P. Thibault. 2002. La couleur locale du français L2 des Anglo-Montréalais. In J.-M. Dewaele & R. Mougeon (eds.). L'acquisition de la variation par les apprenants du français langue seconde. Acquisition et Interaction en Langue Etrangere. Paris: L'Association ENCRAGES. 73-100.
Nagy, N. (2001) 'Live free or die' as a linguistic principle. American Speech 76.1:30-41.
Nagy, N. (2001) Stress and schwa in Faetar. In Italian Dialects and Phonological Theory. In Lori Repetti (ed.). Current Issues in Linguistic Theory series. Philadelphia: Benjamins 239-254.
Older pubs at: http://individual.utoronto.ca/ngn/cv.htm#pubs
Announced on LINGUIST :  Faetar
 Social Lives in Language - Sociolinguistics and multilingual speech communities
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Social Lives in Language - Sociolinguistics and multilingual speech communities
Courses Taught: Sociolinguistics, Field Methods, Phonetics & Phonology, Languages in Contact, Heritage Languages, Intro to Linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: Language Contact and Language Change in the Faetar Speech community
Reviewer of: Lang Description/Sociolinguistics: Fought (2002) (LL Issue 14.1853)
Academic Paper Abstract: Boston (r): Neighbo(r)s nea(r) and fa(r)



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