Public lecture ”100 years of Australian English: From Builders to Millennials”
(State Library of Queensland, 3 Feb 2020)

”100 years of Australian English: From Builders to Millennials”

Blog post ”Sydney Speaks: Examining language variation and change through the stories people tell

In December 2021, Sydney Speaks was featured on the Sydney Corpus lab blog. The post describes the goals of the project, the process of data collection and the main analyses and findings.

The Sydney Corpus Lab aims to promote corpus linguistics in Australia. It’s a virtual, rather than a physical lab, and is an online platform for connecting computer-based linguists across the University of Sydney and beyond.

”Read the full blog here.”

Articles and Chapters

Gonzalez, Simon, James Grama & Catherine E. Travis. 2020. Comparing the performance of forced aligners used in sociophonetic research. Linguistics Vanguard. 6(1), 20190058. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/lingvan-2019-0058

Grama, James, Catherine E. Travis and Simon Gonzalez. 2021. Ethnic variation in real time: Change in Australian English diphthongs. In Hans Van de Velde, Nanna Haug Hilton and Remco Knooihuizen (eds), Studies in Language Variation (Papers from the Tenth International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 10), Leeuwarden, June 2019), 292-314. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 

Grama, James, Catherine E. Travis and Simon Gonzalez. 2020. Ethnolectal and community change ov(er) time: Word-final (er) in Australian EnglishAustralian Journal of Linguistics 40(3): 346-368. (Awarded Rodney Huddlestone prize 2020)

Purser, Benjamin, James Grama and Catherine E. Travis. 2020. Australian English over time: Using sociolinguistic analysis to inform dialect coachingVoice and Speech Review 14(3): 269-291. https://doi.org/10.1080/23268263.2020.1750791

Conference proceedings

Gonzalez, Simon, Catherine E. Travis, James Grama, Danielle Barth and Sunkulp Ananthanarayan. 2018. Recursive forced alignment: A test on a minority language. In Julien Epps, Joe Wolfe, John Smith and Caroline Jones (eds), Proceedings of the 17th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, 145-148.

Grama, James, Catherine E. Travis and Simon Gonzalez. 2019. Initiation, progression and conditioning of the short-front vowel shift in Australian English. In Sasha Calhoun, Paola Escudero, Marija Tabain and Paul Warren (eds), Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Melbourne, Australia, 1769-1773. Canberra, Australia: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc.

Conference presentations and posters

Gonzalez, Simon, James Grama, & Catherine E. Travis. 2018. Comparing the accuracy of forced-aligners for sociolinguistic researchPoster presented at CoEDL Fest, 4-7 January. University of Melbourne

Grama, James, Catherine E. Travis, & Simon Gonzalez. 2018. Initiation, progression and conditioning: Short front vowels in Australian EnglishPoster presented at CoEDL Fest, 4-7 January. University of Melbourne.

Plehwe, Renate and Catherine E. Travis. 2020. Variation and change over 60 years of intensification in Australian EnglishPaper presented at the Australian Linguistic Society Annual Conference, Griffith University.

Travis, Catherine E., James Grama & Simon Gonzalez. 2017. General extenders over time in Sydney English: From or something to and stuff. Paper presented at the Australian Linguistic Society Annual Conference, University of Sydney. 

Travis, Catherine E. and Esther Lee. 2021. Quotatives over time: A study in ethnic variation. Paper presented at the Fifth International Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change Conference (DiPVaC 5), University of Melbourne.

Travis, Catherine E. and Elena Sheard. 2020. Measuring ethnic orientation across corpora and communities. Paper presented at the Australian Linguistic Society Annual Conference, Griffith University.

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