Professor of English Linguistics

I am a variationist sociolinguist. My main areas of expertise are language variation and change, corpus linguistics and models and methods for collecting and analysing linguistic data. I am particularly interested in dialectal morpho-syntactic and discourse phenomena. I have worked on a range of varieties of English, most notably on Hawaiian Creole, Tyneside English, Californian English and most recently on the variety of English spoken in the Marshall Islands. I am interested in global trends and contact-induced changes in the English language, which invariably brings up typological questions as regards the underlying causes of linguistic variability and change.

I am the director of the newly created Sociolinguistics Lab in Essen.

Geisteswissenschaften/Anglistik/Amerikanistik

Address
Universitätsstr. 12
45141 Essen
Room
R12 S04 H76
Office hours
Mittwochs von 18-19:00 Uhr

Functions

  • Professor/in, Anglistik: Linguistik II - English Linguistics & Language History

The following publications are listed in the online university bibliography of the University of Duisburg-Essen. Further information may also be found on the person's personal web pages.

    Journal articles

  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Mearns, Adam; Auer, Anja; Krause-Lerche, Anne
    Exploring age-related changes in the realisation of (t)
    In: English World-Wide (2022) in press
    ISSN: 0172-8865; 1569-9730
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Community cityscape : Modes of engagement and co-construction of the streetscape
    In: Linguistics Vanguard Vol. 7 (2021) Nr. Suppl. 5,
    ISSN: 2199-174X
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Fabiszak, Małgorzata
    Editorial : Ideology and commemoration in the urban space
    In: Linguistics Vanguard Vol. 7 (2021) Nr. s5,
    ISSN: 2199-174X
  • Fabiszak, Małgorzata; Buchstaller, Isabelle; Brzezińska, Anna Weronika; Alvanides, Seraphim; Griese, Frauke; Schneider, Carolin
    Ideology in the linguistic landscape: Towards a quantitative approach
    In: Discourse and Society Vol. 32 (2021) Nr. 4, pp. 405 - 425
    ISSN: 1460-3624; 0957-9265
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    (h) in Marshallese English
    In: Asia-Pacific Language Variation Vol. 6 (2020) Nr. 2, pp. 222 - 249
    ISSN: 2215-1354; 2215-1362
  • Mechler, Johanna; Buchstaller, Isabelle
    [In]stability in the use of a stable variable
    In: Linguistics Vanguard Vol. 5 (2019) Nr. s2, pp. 20180024
    ISSN: 2199-174X
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Alvanides, Seraphim
    Mapping the linguistic landscapes of the Marshall Islands – ADDENDUM
    In: Journal of Linguistic Geography Vol. 6 (2018) Nr. 1, pp. 76 - 76
    ISSN: 2049-7547
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Willson, Nikolas Dane
    Marshallese English : A first sketch
    In: World Englishes Vol. 37 (2018) Nr. 2, pp. 356 - 383
    ISSN: 1467-971X; 0883-2919
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Krause, Anne; Auer, Anja; Otte, Stefanie
    Levelling across the life-span? : Tracing the FACE vowel in panel data from the North East of England
    In: Journal of Sociolinguistics Vol. 21 (2017) Nr. 1, pp. 3 - 33
    ISSN: 1467-9841; 1360-6441
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Alvanides, Seraphim
    Mapping the linguistic landscapes of the Marshall Islands
    In: Journal of Linguistic Geography Vol. 5 (2017) Nr. 2, pp. 67 - 85
    ISSN: 2049-7547
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Investigating the Effect of Socio-Cognitive Salience and Speaker-Based Factors in Morpho-Syntactic Life-Span Change
    In: Journal of English Linguistics Vol. 44 (2016) Nr. 3, pp. 199 - 229
    ISSN: 1552-5457; 0075-4242
  • Davydova, Julia; Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Expanding the circle to learner english : Investigating quotative marking in a German student community
    In: American Speech Vol. 90 (2015) Nr. 4, pp. 441 - 478
    ISSN: 1527-2133; 0003-1283
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Exploring linguistic malleability across the life span : Age-specific patterns in quotative use
    In: Language in Society Vol. 44 (2015) Nr. 4, pp. 457 - 496
    ISSN: 1469-8013; 0047-4045
  • Levon, Erez; Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Perception, cognition, and linguistic structure : The effect of linguistic modularity and cognitive style on sociolinguistic processing
    In: Language Variation and Change Vol. 27 (2015) Nr. 3, pp. 319 - 348
    ISSN: 1469-8021; 0954-3945
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Alvanides, Seraphim
    Employing geographical principles for sampling in state of the art dialectological projects
    In: Journal of Linguistic Geography Vol. 1 (2013) Nr. 2, pp. 96 - 114
    ISSN: 2049-7547
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen P.; Holmberg, Anders; Honeybone, Patrick; Maguire, Warren
    T-to-R and the Northern Subject Rule : Questionnaire-based spatial, social and structural linguistics
    In: English Language and Linguistics Vol. 17 (2013) Nr. 1, pp. 85 - 128
    ISSN: 1360-6743; 1469-4379
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Quotations across the generations: A multivariate analysis of speech and thought introducers across 5 decades of Tyneside speech
    In: Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory Vol. 7 (2011) Nr. 1, pp. 59 - 92
    ISSN: 1613-7035; 1613-7027
  • Barnfield, Kate; Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Intensifiers on Tyneside : longitudinal developments and new trends
    In: English World-Wide Vol. 31 (2010) Nr. 3, pp. 252 - 287
    ISSN: 0172-8865; 1569-9730
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Rickford, John R.; Traugott, Elizabeth Closs; Wasow, Thomas; Zwicky, Arnold
    The sociolinguistics of a short-lived innovation : Tracing the development of quotative all across spoken and internet newsgroup data
    In: Language Variation and Change Vol. 22 (2010) Nr. 2, pp. 191 - 219
    ISSN: 0954-3945; 1469-8021
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; D'Arcy, Alexandra
    Localized globalization : A multi-local, multivariate investigation of quotative be like
    In: Journal of Sociolinguistics Vol. 13 (2009) Nr. 3, pp. 291 - 331
    ISSN: 1467-9841; 1360-6441
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    The quantitative analysis of morphosyntactic variation : Constructing and quantifying the denominator
    In: Linguistics and Language Compass Vol. 3 (2009) Nr. 4, pp. 1010 - 1033
    ISSN: 1749-818X
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    The localization of global linguistic variants
    In: English World-Wide Vol. 29 (2008) Nr. 1, pp. 15 - 44
    ISSN: 0172-8865; 1569-9730
  • Rickford, John R.; Wasow, Thomas; Zwicky, Arnold; Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Intensive and quotative ALL : Something old, something new
    In: American Speech Vol. 82 (2007) Nr. 1, pp. 3 - 31
    ISSN: 0003-1283; 1527-2133
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Diagnostics of age-graded linguistic behaviour : The case of the quotative system
    In: Journal of Sociolinguistics Vol. 10 (2006) Nr. 1, pp. 3 - 30
    ISSN: 1467-9841; 1360-6441
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Social stereotypes, personality traits and regional perception displaced : Attitudes towards the 'new' quotatives in the U.K.
    In: Journal of Sociolinguistics Vol. 10 (2006) Nr. 3, pp. 362 - 381
    ISSN: 1467-9841; 1360-6441
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Traugott, Elizabeth Closs
    The lady was al demonyak : Historical aspects of Adverb all
    In: English Language and Linguistics Vol. 10 (2006) Nr. 2, pp. 345 - 370
    ISSN: 1360-6743; 1469-4379
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Putting Perception to the Reality Test : The Case of "Go" and "Like"
    32nd New Ways of Analyzing Variation Conference ; NWAV 32 ; October 9-12, 2003, Philadelphia,
    In: University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics Vol. 10 (2005) Nr. 2, pp. 61 - 76
    ISSN: 1524-9549
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Comparing perceptions and reality : newcomers to the quotative system
    In: Edinburgh Working Papers in Applied Linguistics Vol. 13 (2004) pp. 1 - 14
    ISSN: 0959-2253
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    The co-occurrence of quotatives with mimetic performances
    In: Edinburgh Working Papers in Applied Linguistics Vol. 12 (2003) pp. 1 - 9
    ISSN: 0959-2253
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    An alternative view of "like" : its grammaticalisation in conversational American English and beyond
    In: Edinburgh Working Papers in Applied Linguistics Vol. 11 (2001) pp. 21 - 41
    ISSN: 0959-2253
  • Prefaces/Postfaces

  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Beaman, Karen V.
    Introduction: Panel research : Theoretical and methodological implications
    In: Language Variation and Language Change Across the Lifespan: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives from Panel Studies / Beaman, Karen V.; Buchstaller, Isabelle (Eds.) (2021) pp. 1 - 14
    ISBN: 978-0-429-63852-7; 978-0-367-14121-9
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Siebenhaar, Beat
    Introduction
    In: Language Variation - European Perspectives VI: Selected Papers from the Eighth International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 8), Leipzig, May 2015 / International Conference on Language Variation in Europe ; ICLaVE ; 27.5.–29.5.2015, Leipzig / Buchstaller, Isabelle; Siebenhaar, Beat (Eds.) (2017) pp. VIII - XVI
    ISBN: 978-90-272-3499-5; 978-90-272-6557-9
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Evans Wagner, Suzanne
    Using Panel Data in the Sociolinguistic Study of Variation and Change
    In: Panel studies of variation and change / Evans Wagner, Suzanne; Buchstaller, Isabelle (Eds.) (2017) pp. 1 - 18
    ISBN: 978-1-317-44640-8; 978-1-138-90390-6; 978-1-315-69659-1
  • Almoaily, Mohammad; Holmberg, Anders; Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Introduction
    In: Pidgins and Creoles beyond Africa-Europe Encounters / Buchstaller, Isabelle; Holmberg, Anders; Almoaily, Mohammad (Eds.) (2014) pp. 1 - 5
    ISBN: 978-90-272-5270-8; 978-90-272-7076-4
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; van Alphen, Ingrid
    Preface: Introductory remarks on new and old quotatives
    In: Quotatives: cross-linguistic and cross-disciplinary perspectives / Buchstaller, Isabelle; van Alphen, Ingrid (Eds.) (2012) pp. XI - XXX
    ISBN: 978-90-272-3905-1; 978-90-272-7479-3
  • Abstracts

  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Mechler, Johanna
    Age grading across 42 years of panel data from the North East of England
    In: Corpora for Language and Aging Research 4: CLARe 4 in Helsinki, Finland ; 27 February – 1 March 2019 ; Book of Abstracts / Corpora for Language and Aging Research ; CLARe ; 27.02.-01.03.2019, Helsinki / Lindholm, Camilla; Gerstenberg, Annette (Eds.) (2019) pp. 8 - 9
  • Mechler, Johanna; Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Age-graded patterns in the realisation of (ing) : Expanding the window of analysis into middle and old age
    In: UK Language Variation and Change 12: Book of Abstracts / 12th UK Language Variation and Change Conference ; UKLVC 12 ; 3-5 September 2019, London (2019) pp. 40
  • Ribbens-Klein, Yolandi; Buchstaller, Isabelle; Pratt, Teresa
    Intraspeaker variation in Newcastle English : real-time variation in emerging adulthood
    In: UK Language Variation and Change 12: Book of Abstracts / 12th UK Language Variation and Change Conference ; UKLVC 12 ; 3-5 September 2019, London (2019) pp. 125 - 126
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Fabiszak, Malgorzata; Alvanides, Seraphim; Brzezinska, Anna Weronika
    Competing ideologies, competing semiotics : A critical perspective on politically-driven renaming practices in Eastern Germany and Poland
    In: Abstracts: 38th International LAUD Symposium // 2nd Cultural Linguistics International Conference / 38th International LAUD Symposium - 2nd Cultural Linguistics International Conference, 23.-26.07.2018, Landau (2018) pp. 21 - 22
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Alvanides, Seraphim; Fabiszak, Małgorzata; Brzezinska, Anna Weronika; Griese, Frauke
    Investigating ideological street renaming in Eastern Germany and Poland
    In: Passing the Torch: Methods and Innovation ; NWAV 47 / 47th New Ways of Analyzing Variation Conference ; NWAV 47 ; October 18-21, 2018, New York (2018) pp. 45
  • Mechler, Johanna; Buchstaller, Isabelle
    [In]stability in the use of a stable variable across the life-span : Evidence from Tyneside
    In: 8th Northern Englishes Workshop 2018: Book of Abstracts / Northern Englishes Workshop ; 27th-28th March 2018, Newcastle (2018) pp. 1
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Exploring changes across the life-span of the individual : Evidence from two phonetic changes in the North East of England
    In: UKLVC11: 29th -31st August 2017 ; Abstract booklet / 11th UK Language Variation and Change Conference ; UKLVC 11 ; 29-31 August 2017, Cardiff (2017) pp. 24 - 25
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Krause, Anne; Auer, Anja; Otte, Stefanie
    The effect of the socioeconomic trajectory on longitudinal life-span change
    In: Encounters in Language and Aging Research: International Conference CLARe3 ; [Abstracts] / Corpora for Language and Aging Research ; CLARe ; March 6–8, 2017, Berlin (2017) pp. 14 - 15
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Krause, Anne
    Changes across the life-span in the Tyneside FACE vowel
    In: The Seventh Northern Englishes Workshop: Abstract Booklet / Northern Englishes Workshop ; 14th − 15th April 2016, Edinburgh (2016) pp. 7
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Language contact at the dateline : Investigating Marshallese English
    In: Sociolinguistics Symposium 21: Attitudes and Prestige ; e-Book of Abstracts / Sociolinguistics Symposium ; June 15-18, 2016, Murcia, Spain (2016) pp. 159 - 160
  • Levon, Erez; Buchstaller, Isabelle; Mearns, Adam
    Toward an integrated model of sociolinguistic perception
    In: Sociolinguistics Symposium 21: Attitudes and Prestige ; e-Book of Abstracts / Sociolinguistics Symposium ; 15 - 18 June 2016, Murcia, Spain (2016) pp. 561 - 562
  • Davydova, Julia; Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Acquiring vernacular forms in a naturalistic setting : Investigating innovative quotatives in German learner English
    In: EuroSLA 25: Second Language Acquisition ; Implications for language sciences ; Book of Abstracts / 25th Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association ; EuroSLA 25 ; 27 - 29 August 2015, Aix-en-Provence / Bigi, Brigitte; Pichon-Starke, Claudia (Eds.) (2015) pp. 158
  • Davydova, Julia; Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Expanding the circle to Learner English : Investigating quotative marking in a German student community
    In: 8th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe: Book of Abstracts / International Conference on Language Variation in Europe ; ICLaVE ; 27.5.–29.5.2015, Leipzig (2015) pp. 41
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen P.; Mearns, Adam
    Six decades of interviews on Tyneside
    In: 8th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe: Book of Abstracts / International Conference on Language Variation in Europe ; ICLaVE ; 27.5.–29.5.2015, Leipzig (2015) pp. 33
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Diagnostics of language change : Attitudes, stereotypes and real time data
    In: UKLVC 9: Conference programme and abstract book / 9th UK Language Variation and Change Conference ; UKLVC 9 ; 2-4 September 2013; Sheffield (2013) pp. 18
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    How to define a variable? : Discussions and their consequences in diachronic sociolinguistic analysis
    In: Language and the City: Sociolinguistics Symposium 19 ; Abstracts / Sociolinguistics Symposium ; August 21-24, 2012, Berlin / Hüning, Matthias; Reich, Uli (Eds.) (2012) pp. 365 - 366
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen; Mearns, Adam; Moisl, Hermann
    The Diachronic Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English (DECTE) : Real Time Variation in Action
    In: ICLaVE 6: 6th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe ; Abstracts / International Conference on Language Variation in Europe ; ICLaVE ; June 29 - July 1, 2011, Freiburg (2011) pp. 76 - 77
  • van Alphen, Ingrid Catharina; Buchstaller, Isabelle
    New perspectives on new (and old) quotatives : Workshop
    In: Book of Abstracts: Sociolinguistics Symposium 17, Micro and Macro Connections / Sociolinguistics Symposium ; 3-5 April 2008, Amsterdam (2008) pp. 204
    ISBN: 978-90-70389-76-5
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen Patrice; Holmberg, Anders
    Towards a syntactic atlas of Northern England : Micro and macro aspects of the interplay between grammar, geography and gender
    In: Book of Abstracts: Sociolinguistics Symposium 17, Micro and Macro Connections / Sociolinguistics Symposium ; 3-5 April 2008, Amsterdam (2008) pp. 43
    ISBN: 978-90-70389-76-5
  • Book articles / Proceedings papers

  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Willson, Nikolas Dane
    Marshallese English
    In: Micronesian Englishes / Britain, David; Matsumoto, Kazuko; Hess, Dominique; Leonhardt, Tobias; Lynch, Sara (Eds.) 2022 in press
    ISBN: 978-1-5015-1603-0
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Alvanides, Seraphim; Griese, Frauke; Schneider, Carolin
    Competing Ideologies, Competing Semiotics : A Critical Perspective on Politically-driven Renaming Practices in Annaberg-Buchholz, Eastern Germany
    In: Linguistic Landscapes im deutschsprachigen Kontext: Forschungsperspektiven, Methoden und Anwendungsmöglichkeiten / GAL-Kongress 2018 "Sprachen – Kommunikation – Öffentlichkeit", 11-14 September 2018, Essen / Ziegler, Evelyn; Marten, Heiko F. (Eds.) 2021
    ISBN: 978-3-631-84068-9
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Krause-Lerche, Anne; Mechler, Johanna
    Exploring the effect of linguistic architecture and heuristic method in panel analysis
    In: Language Variation and Language Change Across the Lifespan: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives from Panel Studies / Beaman, Karen V; Buchstaller, Isabelle (Eds.) 2021, pp. 185 - 208
    ISBN: 978-0-429-63852-7; 978-0-367-14121-9
  • Sundgren, Eva; Buchstaller, Isabelle; Beaman, Karen V.
    The Beginnings of panel research : Individual language variation, change, and stability in eskilstuna
    In: Language Variation and Language Change Across the Lifespan: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives from Panel Studies / Beaman, Karen V.; Buchstaller, Isabelle (Eds.) 2021, pp. 17 - 55
    ISBN: 978-0-429-63852-7; 978-0-367-14121-9
  • Beaman, Karen V.; Buchstaller, Isabelle; Fox, Sue; Walker, James A.
    Advancing Socio-grammatical Variation and Change : Theoretical and Methodological Implications
    In: Advancing Socio-grammatical Variation and Change: In Honour of Jenny Cheshire / Beaman, Karen V.; Buchstaller, Isabelle; Fox, Susan; Walker, James A. (Eds.) 2020, pp. 1 - 12
    ISBN: 9780429282720; 9780367244798
  • Levon, Erez; Buchstaller, Isabelle; Mearns, Adam
    Towards an Integrated Model of Perception : Linguistic Architecture and the Dynamics of Sociolinguistic Cognition
    In: Advancing Socio-grammatical Variation and Change: In Honour of Jenny Cheshire / Beaman, Karen V.; Buchstaller, Isabelle; Fox, Susan; Walker, James A. (Eds.) 2020, pp. 32 - 54
    ISBN: 9780429282720; 9780367244798
  • Blake, Renée; Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Introduction to the Volume
    In: The Routledge Companion to the Work of John R. Rickford / Blake, Renée; Buchstaller, Isabelle (Eds.) 2019, pp. 3 - 4
    ISBN: 978-1-138-37070-8; 978-0-429-42788-6
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Alvanides, Seraphim
    Investigating the bilingual landscape of the Marshall Islands
    In: Expanding the Linguistic Landscape: Linguistic Diversity, Multimodality and the Use of Space as a Semiotic Resource / 37th International LAUD Symposium (Linguistic Agency University of Duisburg), 04.-06.04.2016, Koblenz-Landau / Pütz, Martin; Mundt, Neele (Eds.) 2018, pp. 203 - 228
    ISBN: 978-1-78892-216-6; 978-1-78892-214-2; 978-1-78892-217-3; 978-1-78892-215-9; 978-1-78892-218-0
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Mearns, Adam
    The effect of economic trajectory and speaker profile on lifespan change : Evidence from stative possessives on Tyneside
    In: Sociolinguistics in England / Braber, Natalie; Jansen, Sandra (Eds.) 2018, pp. 215 - 241
    ISBN: 978-1-137-56287-6; 9781137562876
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Reported speech
    In: The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics / Barron, Anne; Gu, Yueguo; Steen, Gerard (Eds.) 2017, pp. 399 - 416
    ISBN: 978-1-315-66892-5; 978-0-415-53141-2; 978-1-317-36255-5; 978-1-317-36257-9
  • Mearns, Adam; Corrigan, Karen P.; Buchstaller, Isabelle
    The Diachronic Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English and the Talk of the Toon : Issues in Preservation and Public Engagement
    In: Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora: Vol. 3, Databases for Public Engagement / Corrigan, Karen P.; Mears, Adam (Eds.) 2016, pp. 177 - 210
    ISBN: 978-1-137-38644-1; 978-1-349-67821-1; 978-1-137-38645-8
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen P.
    Morphosyntactic features of Northern English
    In: Researching Northern English / Hickey, Raymond (Eds.) 2015, pp. 71 - 98
    ISBN: 978-90-272-4915-9; 978-90-272-6767-2
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Commentary: Television and language use : What do we mean by influence and how do we detect it?
    In: Mediatization and sociolinguistic change / Androutsopoulos, Jannis (Eds.) 2014, pp. 205 - 214
    ISBN: 978-3-11-034357-1; 978-3-11-034683-1
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Khattab, Ghada
    Population samples
    In: Research methods in linguistics / Podesva, Robert J.; Sharma, Devyani (Eds.) 2013, pp. 74 - 95
    ISBN: 978-1-107-01433-6; 978-1-107-69635-8
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen
    How to make intuitions succeed : Testing methods for analysing syntactic microvariation
    In: Analysing Variation in English / Maguire, Warren; McMahon, April (Eds.) 2011, pp. 30 - 48
    ISBN: 978-0-511-97636-0; 978-0-521-89866-9
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen P.
    “‘Judge not lest ye be judged’ : Exploring methods for the collection of socio-syntactic data
    In: Language variation - European perspectives III: selected papers from the 5th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 5), Copenhagen, June 2009 / International Conference on Language Variation in Europe ; ICLaVE ; June 25-27, 2009, Copenhagen / Gregersen, Frans; Parrott, Jeffrey K.; Quist, Pia (Eds.) 2011, pp. 149 - 160
    ISBN: 978-90-272-3487-2; 978-90-272-8737-3
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Globalization and local reappropriation : The case of the quotative system
    In: Perspektiven der Jugendsprachforschung / Dürscheid, Christa; Spitzmüller, Jürgen (Eds.) 2006, pp. 315 - 334
    ISBN: 978-3-653-01326-9; 978-3-631-53734-3
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    "He goes" and "I’m like" : the New Quotatives Re-visited
    In: Current Trends in Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics / Garcés Conejos, Pilar; Gómez Morón, Reyes; Fernández Amaya, Lucía; Padilla Cruz, Manuel (Eds.) 2004, pp. 219 - 240
    ISBN: 84-86273-95-1
  • Books, Collections, Proceedings

  • Beaman, Karen V.; Buchstaller, Isabelle (Eds.)
    Language Variation and Language Change Across the Lifespan : Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives from Panel Studies
    New York (2021) 310 Seiten
    (Routledge Studies in Language Change)
    ISBN: 978-0-429-63852-7; 978-0-367-14121-9
  • Blake, Renée; Buchstaller, Isabelle (Eds.)
    The Routledge Companion to the Work of John R. Rickford
    New York (2019) 522 Seiten
    ISBN: 978-1-138-37070-8; 978-0-429-42788-6
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Siebenhaar, Beat (Eds.)
    Language Variation - European Perspectives VI : Selected Papers from the Eighth International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 8), Leipzig, May 2015
    International Conference on Language Variation in Europe ; ICLaVE ; 27.5.–29.5.2015, Leipzig,
    Amsterdam (2017) XVI, 237 Seiten
    (Studies in Language Variation ; 19)
    ISBN: 978-90-272-3499-5; 978-90-272-6557-9
  • Evans Wagner, Suzanne; Buchstaller, Isabelle (Eds.)
    Panel studies of variation and change
    New York (2017) xvi, 294 Seiten
    (Routledge studies in language and change)
    ISBN: 978-1-315-69659-1; 978-1-317-44638-5; 978-1-138-90390-6
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Holmberg, Anders; Almoaily, Mohammad (Eds.)
    Pidgins and Creoles beyond Africa-Europe encounters
    Amsterdam (2014) 178 Seiten
    (Creole language library ; 47)
    ISBN: 978-90-272-5270-8; 978-90-272-7076-4
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Quotatives : new trends and sociolinguistic implications
    Chichester (2014) XVIII, 306 S.
    (Language in Society ; 41)
    ISBN: 978-0-470-65718-8; 978-1-118-58437-8; 978-1-118-58423-1; 978-1-118-58441-5
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; van Alphen, Ingrid (Eds.)
    Quotatives : cross-linguistic and cross-disciplinary perspectives
    Amsterdam (2012) XXX, 296 Seiten
    (Converging evidence in language and communication research ; 15)
    ISBN: 978-90-272-7479-3; 978-90-272-3905-1
  • Corrigan, Karen P.; Buchstaller, Isabelle; Moisl, Hermann; Mearns, Adam (Eds.)
    The Diachronic Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English : [corpus and handbook]
    Newcastle upon Tyne (2012)
  • Corrigan, Karen P.; Buchstaller, Isabelle; Mearns, Adam; Moisl, Hermann (Eds.)
    The Talk of the Toon : An archive of local language and stories ; the memories, thoughts and opinions of the people of Tyneside, past and present, in their own words
    Newcastle upon Tyne (2012)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen P.; Mearns, Adam; Moisl, Hermann
    The talk of the toon : stories from the people of the North East, past and present, in their own words
    Newcastle upon Tyne (2011) 32 Seiten. 1 CD-ROM
    ISBN: 9780955106217
  • Thesis

  • Buchstaller, Isabelle
    The Sociolinguistic Constraints on the Quotative System : British English and American English Compared
    Edinburgh (2004) XVI, 337 Seiten
  • Festschrift

  • Cheshire, Jenny
    Beaman, Karen V.; Buchstaller, Isabelle; Fox, Sue; Walker, James A.; (Eds.)
    Advancing Socio-grammatical Variation and Change : In Honour of Jenny Cheshire
    London (2020) 446 Seiten
    (Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics)
    ISBN: 9780429282720; 9780367244798
  • Posters / Proceedings posters

  • van Herk, Gerard; Thorburn, Jennifer; Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    “(Re)defining the envelope of variatio : A discussion of adjectival intensification
    44th New Ways in Analysing Variation Conference ; NWAV 44 ; October 22-­‐25, 2015, Toronto,
    (2015)
  • Corrigan, Kate; Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Introducing the Diachronic Corpus of Tyneside Speech (DECTE) : Methods, data and applications
    38th New Ways in Analysing Variation ; NWAV 38 ; 22-25 October 2009, Ottawa,
    (2009)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Traugott, Elizabeth;
    California All
    Stanford Humanities Research Center ; Stanford, USA,
    (2006)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    The Sociolinguistics of a fad? : Methods and findings
    Linguistics Ellipsis ; 10-12 June 2006, Durham, UK,
    (2006)
  • Lectures

  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Ribbens-Klein, Yolandi; Pratt, Teresa;
    Exploring linguistic (in)stability across the life-span
    Sociolinguistics LabFest ; 04 April 2019, Essen,
    Essen (2019)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Exploring the range and the determinants of linguistic (in)stability across the life-span
    Universität Wuppertal, 19. Juni 2019,
    (2019)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Alvanides, Seraphim; Griese, Frauke; Schneider, Carolin;
    Investigating Ideological Street Renaming in Eastern Germany and Poland
    Sociolinguistics LabFest ; 04 April 2019, Essen,
    Essen (2019)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Pratt, Teresa; Ribbens-Klein, Yolandi;
    Linguistic malleability after university : Investigating the effect of post-university trajectories on linguistic practices
    International Conference on Language Variation in Europe ; ICLaVE 10 ; 26–28 June 2019. Leeuwarden/Ljouwert,
    (2019)
  • Fabiszak, Malgorzata; Brzezinska, Anna Weronika; Buchstaller, Isabelle; Alvanides, Seraphim; Dobkiewicz, Patryk; Griese, Frauke;
    Shifting borders, shifting languages : Investigating the commemorative cityscape at the Polish-German border
    International Conference on Language Variation in Europe ; ICLaVE 10 ; 26–28 June 2019, Leeuwarden/Ljouwert,
    (2019)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    The unstoppable glottal stop? Examining (t) realisation in trend and panel data from the North East of England
    Universität Regensburg, 25. Mai 2019,
    (2019)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    (h) in Marshallese English
    22nd Sociolinguistics Symposium ; SS 22 ; 27th-30th June 2018. Auckland, New Zealand,
    (2018)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Exploring the range and the determinants of linguistic (in)stability across the life-span
    Cambridge University, 26.11.2018, Cambridge,
    Cambridge (2018)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Individual patterns of language use across the life-span : Plenarvortag
    Replication in Language ; 15. Januar 2018, Leipzig,
    (2018)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Language Change Across the Lifespan
    Distinguished Professors Lectures ; 26.04.2018. Poznan University,
    Poznen (2018)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Leonhardt, Tobias; Autio, Petra;
    Localised reactions to the challenges of climate change : Comparing language policy in Kiribati and the Republic of the Marshall Islands
    22nd Sociolinguistics Symposium ; SS 22 ; 27th - 30th June 2018, Auckland, New Zealand,
    (2018)
  • Fabiszak, Małgorzata; Buchstaller, Isabelle; Brzezińska, Anna Weronika; Alvanides, Seraphim;
    Media perception of transformations in the commemorative cityscape
    Urban Language Research: Variation - Contact – Perception ; 31.10. - 03.11.2018, Graz,
    (2018)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Lerche, Anne; Mearns, Adam;
    Down to a (t) : Exploring the complex conditioning effects on t-glottaling across the life-span
    International Conference on Language Variation in Europe ; ICLaVE 9 ; June 6 - 9, 2017, Malaga,
    (2017)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Examining the role of the individual in ongoing longitudinal language change : The Newcastle FACE vowel
    Universität Duisburg-Essen, 21.06.2016,
    (2016)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Levon, Erez;
    Exploring online perceptions of clustered variability : Towards an integrated model of phonetic and morphosyntactic variation
    45th New Ways of Analyzing Variation Conference ; NWAV 45 ; 3-6 November 2016, Vancouver,
    (2016)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Alvanides, Seraphim;
    Language contact at the dateline : Exploring the linguistic landscapes of the Marshall islands
    45th New Ways of Analyzing Variation Conference ; NWAV 45 ; 3-6 November 2016, Vancouver,
    (2016)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Life-span change in the FACE vowel
    Universität Siegen, 14.07.2016,
    Siegen (2016)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Alvanides, Seraphim;
    The ideology of language choice : Exploring the linguistic landscapes of the Marshall Islands
    37th International LAUD Symposium ; 4–6 April 2016, Landau,
    (2016)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Marshall Islands English : Educational and Policy Implications
    Our Ocean, Our Islands, Our Children ; 29th Pacific Educational Conference (PEC) ; July 28-31, 2015, Majuro, Marshall Islands,
    (2015)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Going with the flow on Tyneside? : Investigating morphosyntactic change in trend and panel data
    6. Northern Englishes Workshop ; 16-17th April 2014, Lancaster, UK,
    (2014)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Levon, Erez;
    Perception, cognition and linguistic structure : The effect of linguistic modularity and cognitive style on sociolinguistic processing
    43rd New Ways of Analyzing Variation Conference ; NWAV 43 ; October 23-26, 2014. Chicago,
    (2014)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Age grading or change in progress? : Revisiting diagnostics of language change in the quotative system
    7th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe : ICLaVE 7 ; 26-28 June 2013, Trondheim,
    (2013)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Arrested language change? : Attitudes, stereotypes and learning to be unhip
    42nd New Ways in Analysing Variation Conference ; NWAV 42 ; October 2013, Pittsburgh,
    (2013)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Diagnostics of language change
    Université de Lausanne, 30. April 2013,
    (2013)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Diagnostics of language change : Exploring the mechanisms and consequences of ongoing change in the system of quotation
    Universität Würzburg, 11. Juli 2013,
    (2013)
  • Wilson, Peter; Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Intensification in the North East : Is it very variable? ; and what’s prosody got to do with it?
    5th Northern Englishes Workshop ; 2-4 April 2012, Nottingham,
    (2012)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Models and Mechanisms of Language change
    4th Sociolinguistics Summer School ; 19 - 21 June 2012, Newcastle upon Tyne,
    (2012)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen; Mearns, Adam; Moisl, Hermann;
    Teaching the Google generation : the "Diachronic Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English" and "The Talk of the Toon" as pedagogical tools in the armoury of the UK’s national curriculum
    Discourse-Pragmatic Variation & Change ; DiPVaC 2012 ; 18-20 April 2012, Salford, UK,
    (2012)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Childs, Claire; Corrigan, Karen; Holmberg, Anders;
    The Northern Subject Rule and Verbal –s with Conjoined NPs in Dialectal English
    6th European Dialect Syntax (EDiSyn) Workshop ; 31 March 2012, Cambridge,
    (2012)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    How to define quotation? : Decisions and their consequences in diachronic sociolinguistic analysis
    8th UK Language Variation and Change Conference ; UKLVC 8 ; 12-‐14 Sept 2011, Ormskirk, UK,
    (2011)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen; Mearns, Adam; Moisl, Hermann;
    Introducing the Diachronic Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English : A century of data from the North East
    8th UK Language Variation and Change Conference ; UKLVC 8 ; 12-14 September 2011, Ormskirk, UK,
    (2011)
  • Moisl, Hermann; Corrigan, Karen; Buchstaller, Isabelle; Mearns, Adam;
    Phonetic Variation in Tyneside English : A Diachronic Analysis of the ‘Goat’ Vowel
    Methods in Dialectology 14 ; August 2-6, 2011, London, Canada,
    (2011)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen; Mearns, Adam; Moisl, Hermann;
    The Diachronic Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English : Issues of Preservation and Public Engagement
    Methods in Dialectology 14 ; August 2-6, 2011, London, Canada,
    (2011)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Alvanides, Seraphim;
    Applying geographical sampling methods to regional dialectology in North East England
    Workshop on Geolinguistics ; 39th New Ways of Analyzing Variations Conference ; NWAV 39 ; November 4-6, 2010, San Antonio, Texas,
    (2010)
  • Alvanides, Seraphim; Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Employing geographical principals for sampling in state of the art dialectological projects : a pilot study from the North East of England
    4th Northern Englishes Workshop ; 7-9 April 2010, Sheffield,
    (2010)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Quotations across the generations : Lessons from reported speech and thought
    New York University, 16 April 2010,
    (2010)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Quotations across the generations : Investigating strategies for speech and thought representation across 5 generations of Tyneside speakers
    39th New Ways of Analyzing Variation Conference ; NWAV 39 ; November 4-6, 2010, San Antonio, Texas,
    (2010)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen; Holmberg, Anders; Honeybone, Patrick; Maguire, Warren; McMahon, April;
    T-to-R' and the 'Northern Subject Rule' : dialect convergence and divergence across the Anglo-Scottish border
    Conference on Borders and Identities ; 8-9 January 2010, Newcastle upon Tyne,
    (2010)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen; Holmberg, Anders; Honeybone, Patrick; Maguire, Warren; McMahon, April;
    T-to-R' and the NSR in Northern English and Southern Scots
    4th Northern Englishes Workshop ; 7-9 April 2010, Sheffield,
    (2010)
  • ; Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen; Holmberg, Anders
    The Northern Subject Rule Across the Anglo-Scottish Border
    Language Contact and Change - Grammatical Structure Encounters the Fluidity of Language ; GSFL 2010 ; 22-25-September 2010, Trondheim,
    (2010)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen; Holmberg, Anders;
    The Northern Subject Rule in North East England and South East Scotland
    Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Science (CRiLLS) ; Newcastle, UK,
    (2010)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Towards geographically sensitive methods for sampling in dialect atlas projects
    New York University, 16 April 2010,
    (2010)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Variation and change in the quotative system : Tracing the grammar of speech and thought reporting across four generations of Tyneside speakers
    Universität Leipzig, 18. Juni 2010,
    (2010)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Waltereit, Richard;
    Actuation in linguistic change : Towards consolidating phonology and (morpho-)syntax
    Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Science (CRiLLS) ; Newcastle upon Tyne,
    (2009)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Kate;
    At the interface between production and perception : Comparing magnitude estimation and sociolinguistic interview data-sets
    5th International Conference for Language Variation in Europe ; ICLaVE 5 ; June 25-27, 2009, Copenhagen,
    (2009)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen; Holmberg, Anders;
    Comparing methods commonly used in dialectology : Reporting on work-in-progress from the North East
    Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Science (CRiLLS) ; Newcastle upon Tyne,
    (2009)
  • Barnfield, Kate; Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Intensifiers in Tyneside : Longitudinal Development and New Trends
    38th New Ways in Analysing Variation Conference ; NWAV 38 ; October 22-25, 2009, Ottawa,
    (2009)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Making intuitions work : Investigating methods for tapping into speakers’ intuitions
    Queen Mary University of London, 29 January 2009,
    (2009)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Maguire, Warren; Honeybone, Patrick; Holmberg, Anders; Corrigan, Karen; McMahon, April;
    T-to-R and Northern Subject Rule in the North East of England
    7th UK Language Variation and Change Conference ; UKLVC 7 ; 1 - 3 September 2009, Newcastle upon Tyne,
    (2009)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Barnfield, Kate;
    The Newcastle Electronic Corpus of Tyneside Speech 2 : A novel resource for investigating longitudinal change
    7th UK Language Variation and Change Conference ; UKLVC 7 ; 1 - 3 September 2009, Newcastle upon Tyne,
    (2009)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen; Holmberg, Anders;
    'Our friends in the North' : Grammatical variation across regional space in North Eastern England
    13th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology ; 4-8 August 2008, Leeds,
    (2008)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen;
    Exploring Syntactic Variability in Tyne and Wear
    3rd Northern Englishes Workshop ; 27-28 March 2008, Salford, UK,
    (2008)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Linguistic globalisation : A multilocal investigation of quotative like
    University of York, 25 May 2008 ; York, England,
    (2008)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen; Holmberg, Anders;
    Tapping into the intuitions of dialect speakers in Northern England and Scotland : Data, methods and their implications
    Edisyn Workshop for Syntactic Atlas projects III ; 18-21 September 2008, Venice, Italy,
    (2008)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; D’Arcy, Alexandra;
    Localized globalization : A multi-local, multivariate investigation of quotative like
    36th New Ways in Analysing Variation Conference ; NWAV 36 ; 11-14 October 2007, Philadelphia,
    (2007)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Auckle, Tejshree; Corrigan, Karen; Holmberg, Anders;
    Measuring syntactic variability across the Tyne
    2nd Northern Englishes Workshop ; 16-17 March 2007, Edinburgh,
    (2007)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen; Holmberg, Anders;
    Measuring syntactic variability in the linguistic North
    36th New Ways in Analysing Variation Conference ; NWAV 36 ; 11-14 October 2007, Philadelphia,
    (2007)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Auckle, Tejshree; Corrigan, Karen; Holmberg, Anders;
    Speakers can ‘Talk The Talk’, but can they ‘Walk The Walk’ too? : Measuring Syntactic Variability Using Different Instruments
    6th UK Language Variation and Change Conference ; UKLVC 6 ; 11-13 September 2007, Lancaster, UK,
    (2007)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Auckle, Tejshree; Corrigan, Karen; Holmberg, Anders;
    Speech production and speaker perception of syntactic variability on Tyneside
    2nd International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English ; ICLCE 2 ; July 2-4, 2007, Toulouse,
    (2007)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    California ALL : A sociohistorical account
    Newcastle University, 8 March 2006, Newcastle upon Tyne,
    (2006)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    California youth trends : Methods, findings and implications
    Essex University, 7 December 2006, Colchester, England,
    (2006)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Corrigan, Karen;
    The Syntactic Atlas of British Isles’ Dialects (SABID) : The Northern phase
    Northern Englishes Workshop ; 30 March – 1 April 2006, Lancaster, UK,
    (2006)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Rickford, John; Wasow, Thomas; Zwicky, Arnold; Traugott, Elizabeth;
    The sociolinguistics of a short-lived innovation
    35th New Ways in Analysing Variation Conference ; NWAV 35 ; 9-12 November 2006, Columbus, Ohio, USA,
    (2006)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Rickford, John; Wasow, Thomas; Zwicky, Arnold; Traugott, Elizabeth;
    “I’m like ‘yes’ and she’s all ‘no’" : A variationist account of the lexeme ALL
    Sociolinguistics Symposium 16 ; 6-8 July 2006, Limerick, Ireland,
    (2006)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Deeringer, Michael;
    Attitudes towards new ways of reporting and intensifying : 'All'
    34th New Ways in Analysing Variation Conference ; NWAV 34 ; 20-23 October 2005, New York,
    (2005)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Globalization and local reappropriation : The case of the quotative system
    Current Developments in Research into the Language of Young People ; 17.02.-19.02 2005, Zürich,
    (2005)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Traugott, Elizabeth;
    Historical aspects of Be ALL, with implications and questions for the present
    Sociolinguistics Research Group, Stanford University ; 2005, Stanford,
    (2005)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Innovation and reallocation in the quotative system : A cross-variety approach
    University of Ottawa, 4 March 2005,
    (2005)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Rickford, John; Wasow, Thomas; Zwicky, Arnold; Traugott, Elizabeth;
    Intensive and Quotative 'All' : Something old, something new
    34th New Ways in Analysing Variation Conference ; NWAV 34 ; 20-23 October 2005, New York,
    (2005)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Localized globalization : The new quotatives
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 28 February 2005,
    (2005)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    The (say) variable : Linguistic and social constraints
    University of Manchester, 25 May 2005,
    (2005)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Traugott, Elizabeth;
    The lady was all demonyak : Historical aspects of adverbial 'all'
    Studies in the History of the English Language 4 ; SHEL 4 ; 30 September - 02-October 2005, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA,
    (2005)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    The tension between the global and the local : Quotative 'like' and 'go'
    3rd International Conference on Language Variation in Europe ; ICLaVE 3 ; June 23-25, 2005, Amsterdam,
    (2005)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    “The (say) variable : Linguistic and social constraints
    Newcastle University, 17 May 2005, Newcastle upon Tyne,
    (2005)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Globalizing? : A cross-variety investigation of the social constraints of quotative go during the like-era
    15th Sociolinguistics Symposium ; 1-4 April 2004, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK,
    (2004)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Innovation and reallocation in the quotative system : A cross-variety approach
    Colloquium at Stanford University, 2 March 2004,
    (2004)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    The globalisation of linguistic innovations : Weighing the role of the mass media versus interpersonal contact
    University of Manchester, 4 May 2004,
    (2004)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    "I’m like ‘wow’ but he goes ‘ooops’" : The linguistic functions of two new quotative variants
    University of Manchester, 7 August 2003,
    (2003)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Comparing perception and reality : Language attitude survey versus quantitative sociolinguistic distribution ; The case of the new quotatives
    4th UK Conference in Language Variation and Change ; UKLVC 4 ; September 2003, Sheffield, UK,
    (2003)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    The (say) variable : extralinguistic and intralinguistic constraints
    Sheffield University, 28 November 2003,
    (2003)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Santhakumaran, Priyadharshini; Hewitt, Heather;
    Working with data : Discourse analysis
    Language in Context Research Group ; Edinburgh,
    (2003)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    'He goes' and 'I’m like' : The new quotatives re-visited
    Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference ; LELPGC ; 27-28 May 2002, Edinburgh,
    (2002)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    BE like USE, BE goes USE?
    31st New Ways in Analysing Variation Conference ; NWAV 31 ; Stanford, USA,
    (2002)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Newcomers to the pool of quotatives : 'like' and 'go'
    Current Issues in Pragmatic Research ; 1st International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics ; Encuentros de Pragmática Intercultural, Cognitiva y Social ; EPICS I ; 10-12 April 2002, Sevilla,
    (2002)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Santhakumaran, Priyadharshini; Hewitt, Heather;
    Working with data : Conversation Analysis
    Language in Context Research Group ; Edinburgh,
    (2002)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    'He goes' and 'I’m like' : The new quotatives re-visited
    30th New Ways in Analysing Variation Conference ; NWAV 30 ; Raleigh, NC, USA,
    (2001)
  • Buchstaller, Isabelle;
    Evaluating things like LIKE
    3rd UK Conference in Variation and Change ; UKLVC 3 ; July 2001, York, UK,
    (2001)
  • Series / Blogs

  • Benton, Richard A.; Buchstaller, Isabelle; Candefors Stæhr, Andreas; Dodsworth, Robin; Evans Wagner, Suzanne; Køhler Mortensen, Kristine; Maegaard, Marie; Monka, Malene (Eds.)
    Routledge Studies in Language Change
    London
  • 1996 Zwischenprüfung / B.A.: Universität Erlangen
  • 1999 Staatsexamen and Magister Artium: Universität Konstanz
  • 2004 PhD: University of Edinburgh
  • 2004/5 visiting assistant professor, Stanford University
  • 2006-2011 lecturer in sociolinguistics, Newcastle University
  • 2011-2017 professor for varieties of English, University of Leipzig, Germany

Current work

Language Variation and Change

I am interested in reported speech/thought and in intensification, two areas of the linguistic system that have been the locus of fast and far-reaching changes. I have done research on California youth trends, on globalization phenomena and on attitudes to rapid language change phenomena. Together with my colleague Ingrid van Alphen (University of Amsterdam) I have edited a volume that draws together interdisciplinary research on reported speech: Quotatives: Cross-linguistic and cross-disciplinary perspectives (John Benjamins). I have also written a monograph on quotation entitled Quotatives: New Trends and Sociolinguistic Implications (Wiley-Blackwell).

I was the holder of a 4-year Marie Curie CIG grant, which investigates “Diagnostics of linguistic change: Mapping language change in real and apparent time”.

From May 27th to 29th 2015 Leipzig University hosted ICLAVE8. Check out our webpage here: conference.uni-leipzig.de/iclave8/index.html

Dialectology

Together with my colleagues Karen Corrigan and Anders Holmberg, I have developed and tested methodologies to trace (morpho-)syntactic and discourse variability across social and geographical space. I have also written on the use of up-to-date geographical models in linguistic analysis (with Seraphim Alvanides). In collaboration with colleagues at Newcastle University and Edinburgh University I have investigated the patterning of a number of morpho-syntacic and phonological phenomena in the English-Scottish Borderland. Karen Corrigan, Hermann Moisl, Adam Mearns and myself have collated a large corpus of recordings and transcriptions of Tyneside English speech, the Diachronic Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English (http://research.ncl.ac.uk/decte), which spans recordings from informants born between 1895 and 1993.

Language contact

At the beginning of my academic career, I analysed the way speakers encode causality, concessivity and conditionality in Hawaiian Creole. I continue to be interested in the outcome of language contact, both on a local and on a global scale. Together with colleagues at Stanford (John Rickford, Elizabeth Closs Traugott, Tom Wasow and Arnold Zwicky) and with Alexandra D’Arcy (University of Victoria) I have investigated the global repercussions of the fast spreading innovative quotatives and intensifiers. I have edited a volume (with Anders Holmberg and Mohammad Al-Moaily) on non-Indo European and non-West African Pidgin and Creole languages: Pidgins and Creoles beyond Africa - Europe encounters (Benjamins). With Julia Davydova, I examined the use of new English trends by speakers of German.

My most recent project investigates the varieties which result from contact between speakers of Marshallese and English in the Marshall Islands. This project is funded by the DFG and I am collaborating with Irene Taafaki (USP, Majuro), Nik Willson (CMI, Majuro) and Robert Early (USP, Vanuatu). Check out my blog here: http://islandlanguage.weebly.com/.

Publications

since 2014 editor of the series Routledge Studies in Language Change (with Suzanne Wagner).

Monographs and edited books

under contract.  English Sociolinguistics. Edinburgh University Press (first author, with Erez Levon).

in progress.  Time-space (dis-)continuities in the LL: Studies in the the symbolic re-appropriation of public space (with Malgorzata Fabiszak and Melody Ross).

in progress.  Connecting the individual and the community: Contributions from linguistic panel research (with Suzanne Evans Wagner and Karen Beaman)

2021.  Language Variation and Language Change across the Lifespan: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives (with Karen Beaman), Routledge.

2021.  special issue of Linguistics Vanguard on “Ideology and commemoration in the urban scape” (with Malgorzata Fabiszak).

2020.  Socio-Grammatical Variation and Change (with Karen Beaman, Sue Fox and James Walker), Routledge.

2019  The Routledge Companion to John Russel Rickford, edited volume (with Renée Blake). Routledge.  

2017  Panel Studies in Language Variation and Change, edited volume (with Suzanne Evans Wagner), Routledge.

2017  Language Variation: European Perspectives VI, edited volume (with Beat Siebenhaar), Benjamins.

2014  Quotatives: New Trends and Sociolinguistic Implications. Monograph, Wiley-Blackwell.

2014  Pidgins and Creoles beyond Africa-Europe Encounters, edited volume (with Anders Holmberg and Mohammad Almoaily), Benjamins Series ‘Creole Language Library’.

2012  Quotatives: Cross-linguistic and Cross-disciplinary Perspectives, edited volume (with Ingrid van Alphen), Benjamins Series ‘Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research’.

2011  The Talk of the Toon, CD and booklet, Newcastle University Press (with Karen Corrigan, Adam Mearns and Herman Moisl). 

Articles in journals and edited books

under review.  “Commemorative cityscapes: spatio-temporal patterns in street names in Leipzig, East Germany and Poznań, Poland” (with Malgorzata Fabiszak and Seraphim Alvanides)

under review.  "Changes in the Commemorative Streetscape of Leipzig over the past 100 years”. (with Seraphim Alvanides and Frauke Griese).

under review.  “Creaky voice over the lifespan”. (with Mirjam Eiswirth and James Grama).

to appear.  “Towards an empirically-based model of age-graded behaviour: Explor(ing) linguistic malleability across the entire adult life-span”. University of Philadelphia Working Papers in Linguistics (with Johanna Mechler, James Grama, Mirjam Eiswirth and Lea Bauernfeind).

to appear.  “Marshallese Englishes”. In The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of World Englishes (with James Grama).

to appear.  “Northern Englishes”. In The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of World Englishes (with Dominic Watt).

to appear.  "Life-span changes and the history of English". In Raymond Hickey (ed.), New Cambridge History of the English Language, CUP (with Suzanne Evans Wagner).

in press.  “The discursive embedding of commemorative renaming: Exploring the arguments surrounding street renaming in Leipzig”. Journal of Linguistic Landscapes (with Seraphim Alvanides and Carolin Schneider).

in press.  “Marshallese English”. In David Britain et al. (eds.), Micronesian Englishes. Mouton de Gruyter (with Nik Willson).

in press.  “Down to a (t). Changes across the life-span in the glottal realisation of /t/ in the North East of England”. English World Wide (with Anne Lerche, Adam Mearns and Anja Auer)

2021a.  “Ideology and commemoration in urban space”, Linguistics Vanguard. Special issue on Ideology and commemoration in the urban scape (editorial, with Malgorzata Fabiszak).

2021b.  “Community cityscape: Modes of engagement and co-construction of the streetscape”. Linguistics Vanguard. Special issue on Ideology and commemoration in the urban scape.

2021c.  “Ideology and memory in the linguistic landscape: Towards a quantitative approach”. Discourse and Society 32(4): 405-425 (with Malgorzata Fabiszak, Anna Weronika Brezinska, Seraphim Alvanides, Frauke Griese and Carolin Schneider)

2021d.  “Panel research: Theoretical and methodological implications”. In Karen Beaman and Isabelle Buchstaller (eds.), Panel Studies in Language Variation and Change II. Routledge (first author with Karen Beaman).

2021e.  “The origin of panel corpora: The case of Eskilstuna”. In Karen Beaman and Isabelle Buchstaller (eds.), Panel Studies in Language Variation and Change II. Routledge (with Eva Sundgren and Karen Beaman).

2021f.  “Exploring heuristics for conceptualising change across the life-span”. In Karen Beaman and Isabelle Buchstaller (eds.), Panel Studies in Language Variation and Change II. Routledge (first author, with Johanna Mechler and Anne Lerche).

2020a.  “Towards an integrated model of perception: Linguistic architecture and the dynamics of sociolinguistic cognition”. In Karen Beaman, Isabelle Buchstaller, Sue Fox and James Walker (eds.), Socio-Grammatical Variation and Change, Routledge (with Erez Levon and Adam Mearns).

2020b.  “Competing ideologies, competing semiotics: A critical perspective on politically-driven renaming practices in Annaberg-Buchholz, Eastern Germany”. In Evelyn Zigeler and Heiko Marten (eds.),  Linguistic Landscapes im deutschsprachigen Kontext. Frankfurt: Lang (first author, with Seraphim Alvanides, Frauke Griese and Carolin Schneider).

2020c.  “(h) in Marshallese English”. In Miriam Meyerhoff and Eri Kashman (eds.), Special issue of Asia-Pacific Language Variation 6(2): 222 – 249.

2019a.  “Introduction to the Volume”. In Renée Blake and Isabelle Buchstaller (eds), The Routledge Companion to John Russel Rickford. Routledge. (with Renée Blake).  

2019b.  “Instability in the use of a stable variable”. Linguistics Vanguard. Special Issue on Aging. (with Johanna Mechler)

2018a.  “Sociolinguistic variation on Tyneside”. In Sandra Jansen and Natalie Braber (eds.), Sociolinguistics in England. Palgrave (fist author, with Adam Mearns), 215-241.

2018b.  “Linguistic landscapes and the ideology of language choice: The case of the Marshall Islands”. Journal of Linguistic Geography (first author, with Seraphim Alvanides).

2018c.  “Marshallese English: A first sketch”. World Englishes 37(2): 356-383 (first author, with Nik Willson).

2018d.  “Investigating the bilingual landscape of the Marshall Islands”. In Martin Pütz and Neele Mundt (eds.), Expanding the Linguistic LandscapeLinguistic Diversity, Multimodality and the Use of Space as a Semiotic Resource. Lang, Frankfurt. (first author, with Seraphim Alvanides). 203-228.

2017a.  “Using panel data in the sociolinguistic study of variation and change. In Suzanne Evans Wagner and Isabelle Buchstaller (eds.), Panel Studies in Language Variation and Change.  Routledge (first author, with Suzanne Evans Wagner). 1-18.

2017b.  “Levelling across the life-span? Tracing the FACE vowel in panel data from the North East of England”. Journal of Sociolinguistics 21(1): 3-33 (first author, with Anne Krause, Anja Auer and Stefanie Otte).

2017c.  “Reported speech”. In Anne Barron, Peter Grundy and Gu Yueguo (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics. Routledge, Oxford, 399-417.

2017d.  “Introduction”.  In Isabelle Buchstaller and Beat Siebenhaar (eds.), Language Variation: European Perspectives VI, edited volume (with Beat Siebenhaar), Benjamins. VII-XVI.

2016a.  “Investigating the Effect of Socio-Cognitive Salience and Speaker-Based Factors in Morpho-Syntactic Life-Span Change”. Journal of English Linguistics 44(2): 199-229

2016b.  “The Talk of the Toon: A linguistic time capsule for the Google generation”. In Karen Corrigan, Adam Mearns and Hermann Moisl (eds.), Digitizing Corpora, Vol. 3, Palgrave, London (with Karen Corrigan, Adam Mearns and Hermann Moisl), 177-210.

2015a.  “Expanding the circle to Learner English: Investigating quotative marking in a German student community”. American Speech 90(4):441-478 (with Julia Davydova).

2015b.  “Morphosyntactic features of Northern English”. In Raymond Hickey (ed.), Researching Northern English. Benjamins (first author, with Karen Corrigan), 71-89.

2015c.  “Perception, cognition, and linguistic structure: The effect of linguistic modularity and cognitive style on sociolinguistic processing”. Language Variation and Change 27(3): 319-348 (with Erez Levon).

2015d.  “Exploring linguistic malleability across the life-span: Age-specific patterns in quotative use”. Language in Society 44(4):  457 - 496.

2014a.  “Television and language use. What do we mean by influence and how do we detect it?”. Invited commentary. In Janis Androutsopolous (ed.), Mediatization and Sociolinguistic Change. De Gruyter. 205-213.

2014b.  “Non-Indo-European and Non-West African contact languages: An introduction”. In Isabelle Buchstaller, Anders Holmberg and Mohammad Almoaily (eds.), Pidgins and Creoles beyond Africa-Europe Encounters. Benjamins (first author, with Anders Holmberg and Mohammad Almoaily).

2014c.  “Sampling”. In Robert Podeswa and Devani Sharma (eds.), Research Methods in Linguistics. Cambridge University Press, 74-95 (first author, with Ghada Khattab).

2013a.  “T-to-R and the Northern Subject Rule: questionnaire-based spatial, social and structural linguistics”. Journal of English Linguistics 17(1): 85-128 (first author, with Karen Corrigan, Anders Holmberg, Patrick Honeybone, and Warren Maguire).

2013b.  “Employing geographical principles for sampling in state of the art dialectological projects” Journal of Linguistic Geography 2 (first author, with Seraphim Alvanides)

2012  “Introductory remarks on new and old quotatives”. In Isabelle Buchstaller and Ingrid van Alphen (eds.), Quotatives: Cross-linguistic and Cross-disciplinary Perspectives. Benjamins, xii - xxx (first author, with Ingrid van Alphen).

2011a.  “Quotations across the generations: A multivariate analysis of speech and thought introducers across 5 generations of Tyneside speakers”. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory: 59-92 (Special issue on Corpus Linguistics and Sociolinguistics.

2011b.  “‘Judge not lest ye be judged’: Exploring methods for the collection of socio-syntactic data”. In Frans Gregersen, Pia Quist and Jeffrey Parrot (eds.), Language Variation - European Perspectives III. John Benjamins, 149-160 (first author, with Karen Corrigan).

2011c.  “Making intuitions work: Testing instruments for measuring dialect syntax”. In Warren Maguire and April McMahon (eds.), Analysing Variation in English. Cambridge University Press, 30-48 (first author, with Karen Corrigan).

2010a.  “The sociolinguistics of a short-lived innovation: Tracing the development of quotative all across real and apparent time”. Language Variation and Change 22: 1-29 (first author, with John Rickford, Elizabeth Traugott, Tom Wasow and Arnold Zwicky).

2010b.  “Intensification on Tyneside: Longitudinal developments and new trends”. English World Wide 31:252-287 (with Kate Barnfield).

2009a.  “Localized globalization: A multi-local, multivariate investigation of quotative like”. Journal of Sociolinguistics 13(3): 291-332 (first author, with Alexandra D’Arcy).

2009b.  “The quantitative analysis of morphosyntactic variation: Constructing and quantifying the denominator”. The Linguistic Compass 3.

2008  “The localization of global linguistic variants”. English World Wide 29(1): 15-44.

2007  “Intensive and Quotative ALL: Something old, something new”. American Speech 82(1): 3-31 (second author, with John Rickford, Thomas Wasow, Arnold Zwicky and Elizabeth Traugott).

2006a.  “‘The lady was all demonyak’: Historical aspects of adverbial all”. English Language and Linguistics 10(2): 345-370 (first author, with Elizabeth Traugott).

2006b.  “Social stereotypes, personality traits and regional perceptions displaced: Attitudes towards the ‘new’ quotatives in the UK”. Journal of Sociolinguistics 10(3): 362-381.

2006c.  “Globalization and local reappropriation: The case of the new quotatives”. In Christa Dürenscheid and Jürgen Spitzmüller (eds.), Trends and Developments in Youth Language Research. Lang, 315-334.

2006d.  “Diagnostics of age graded linguistic behavior”. Journal of Sociolinguistics 10(1): 3-30.

2005  “Putting perception to the reality test: The case of go and like”. University of Philadelphia Working Papers in Linguistics 10(2): 61-75.

2004a.  “Newcomers to the pool of quotatives: Like and go”. In Pilar Garcés Conejos, Reyes Gómez Moron, Lucia Fernández Amaya and Manuel Padilla Cruz (eds.), Current Trends in Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics. University of Sevilla Press, 219-240.

2004b.  “Comparing perceptions and reality: Newcomers to the quotative pool”. Edinburgh Working Papers in Applied Linguistics 13:1-14.

2003  The co-occurrence of quotatives with mimetic performances. Edinburgh Working Papers in Applied Linguistics 12:1-9.

2002  He goes and I’m like: The new quotatives re-visited. Internet Proceedings of the University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Conference. [available on-line: http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/~pgc%20/archive/2002/proc02/buchstaller02.pdf]

2001  An alternative view of like: Its grammaticalization in conversational American English and beyond. Edinburgh Working Papers in Applied Linguistics 11: 21-41.

 

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