Dr Margaret MaclaganDr Margaret Maclagan

Position

Associate Professor

Qualifications

  • B.A. (Hons), University of Sydney, Australia, 1967.
  • M.A. (Hons), Macquarie University, Australia, 1970.
  • Ph.D. University College London, 1971.

Room

Office: 107, Unit 11

Contact Details

Phone: 64 (3) 364-2987 ext. 7083 (Office)

Email: margaret.maclagan@canterbury.ac.nz

Department of Communication Disorders
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch, 8140, NEW ZEALAND

Margaret's research and publications profile (UC SPARK website)

Undergraduate Courses

  • CMDS 221 Language acquisition, language analysis (syntax, semantics, pragmatics), child study
  • CMDS 231 Articulatory and acoustic phonetics, physics of sound
  • CMDS 322 Advanced linguistics (discourse), Computerised Analysis of language
  • LING 303 Articulatory phonetics, field methods

Research Interests

Major research area: the study of New Zealand English (NZE)

  • Historical analysis within the Origins of New Zealand English Project (ONZE) with colleagues in the Department of Linguistics
  • Acoustic analysis of the vowel system of modern NZE
  • On-going changes within the NZE sound system
  • The relationship between English and Māori in the pronunciation of Māori speakers
  • The relevance of sound change for speech-language therapists

Current Research Involvement:

  • An acoustic analysis of the vowel sounds of speakers from the ONZE data bases (http://www.ling.canterbury.ac.nz/onze) in order to determine the history of NZE pronunciation over time. The earliest speakers studied were born in the 1850s and are part of the historical Mobile Unit archive. This research has been supported by two grants from the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund and is carried out in conjunction with members of the Department of Linguistics.
  • The MAONZ project (http://www.ece.auckland.ac.nz/~cwat057/MAONZE/MAONZE.html): A study, over time, of the pronunciation of Māori when they are speaking both English and Māori, using speakers in the Mobile Unit Archive as well as kaumatua and younger speakers specially recorded for the project. This research has been supported by a University of Canterbury Grant, U6480, and is now supported by a grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund. It is being carried out in conjunction with Jeanette King of the Department of Māori, Professor Ray Harlow (Waikato) and Dr Catherine Watson and Dr Peter Keegan (Auckland).
  • An acoustic analysis of New Zealand English vowels. This research has been supported by a University of Canterbury research grant, U6286.  
  • A sociolinguistic analysis of New Zealand English focussing on sound changes in progress and the role of gender and social class in sound change. This research is carried out in conjunction with Elizabeth Gordon, of the Department of Linguistics.
  • A study of discourse features in the language of speakers with Alzheimer's disease. This is an international study, Principal investigator, Professor Boyd Davis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Selected Publications

Books

  • Jennifer Hay, Margaret Maclagan, Elizabeth Gordon (2008) New Zealand English . Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

  • Gordon, E., Campbell, L., Hay, J., Maclagan, M., Sudbury, A. & Trudgill, P. (2004) New Zealand English: its origins and evolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Edited Books

  • Nino Amiridze, Boyd H. Davis, Margaret Maclagan (Eds) (2010) Fillers, Pauses and Placeholders. John Benjamins

Chapters in books

  • Maclagan, M. and Hay, J. (in press, 2010) Transcription. In Marianna Di Paolo and Malcah Yeger-Dror, Eds. Sociophonetics: A student's guide . NY: Routledge

  • King, J., Watson, C., Maclagan, M., Harlow, R. and Keegan, P. (in press) Māori Women's role in sound change. In J. Holmes and M. Marra (Eds) Femininity, Feminism and Gendered Discourse . Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Davis, B. and Maclagan, M. (2010 in press) Stylistic usage of pragmatic markers and habituated pauses: performative functions retained by older speakers. Pilar G. Blitvich and Marcia Macaulay (Eds) Pragmatics and context. York, Canada: Antares

  • Davis, B. and Maclagan, M. (in press) Formulaicity, pauses, fillers and placeholders in Alzheimer's discourse: gluing relationships as impairment increases. Nino Amiridze, Boyd Davis and Margaret Maclagan (Eds) Fillers, Pauses and Placeholders. John Benjamins. Pp 189-215.

  • Maclagan, Margaret (2010) The English(es) of New Zealand. Thomas Andrew Kirkpatrick (Ed) The Routledge Handbook of World Englishes. London and New York: Routledge.152-164.

  • Jen Hay and Margaret Maclagan (2010) Social and phonetic conditioners on the frequency and degree of ‘intrusive /r/' in New Zealand English. Dennis Preston and Nancy Niedzielski (eds) A Reader in Sociophonetics , 41-69. (Trends in Linguistics Studies and Monographs 219). New York: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Maclagan, M and Hay J. (2010) Sociolinguistics in New Zealand. In Martin J. Ball (ed) The Routledge Handbook of Sociolinguistics around the World . London: Routledge, pp 159-169.

  • King J., Ray Harlow, Catherine Watson, Peter Keegan, Margaret Maclagan (2009) Changing Pronunciation of the Māori Language: Implications for Revitalization. 15 th annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium, Flagstaff, Az 1-3 May, 2008, In Jon Reyhner and Louise Lockard Indigenous Language Revitalization: Encouragement, Guidance & Lessons Learned Copyright © 2009 by Northern Arizona University http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~jar/ILR/

  • Ray Harlow, Peter Keegan, Jeanette King, Margaret Maclagan and Catherine Watson (2009) The changing sound of the Māori language . Stanford, James N. & Preston, Dennis R. (eds). Variation in Indigenous Minority Languages . Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins, pp129-152. The book is in Benjamins' IMPACT series ("Studies in Language and Society") as Volume 25.

  • Maclagan, Margaret, Boyd Davis and Ron Lunsford, (2008) Fixed phrases, extenders and metonymy in the speech of people with Alzheimer's disease in Granger S. and Meunier F. (eds) Phraseology: An interdisciplinary perspective. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing company. Pp 175-187. ISBN 978 90 272 3246 5

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • King, J., M. Maclagan, R. Harlow, P. Keegan, C.I. Watson, (in press). The MAONZE project: changing uses of an indigenous language database. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory.

  • Keegan, P., King, J., Harlow, R., Maclagan, M and Watson, C. (2009). Ngä nekehanga o te whakahua i te reo M?ori i roto i te rautau kua hipa nei.   AlterNative an international journal of indigenous peoples. 4 (2):  180-197.
  • Phoon, Hooi San and Maclagan, Margaret, (2009). Chinese Malaysian Phonology. Asian Englishes. 12 (1) : 20-45.

  • Davis, B. and Maclagan, M. (2009). Examining pauses in Alzheimer's discourse. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias, 24 (2) : 141-154

  • Maclagan, Margaret, Watson, Catherine I., Harlow, Ray, King, Jeanette and Keegan, Peter. (2009). /u/ fronting and /t/ aspiration in Māori and New Zealand English. Language Variation and Change , 21(2): 175-192.
  • Phoon Hooi San and Maclagan, M. (2009). A survey of Malaysian speech-language pathologists' perception of articulation and phonological assessments. Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing ,12 (4) 315-332.

  • Maclagan, M. (2009). Reflecting connections with the local language: New Zealand English. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology , 11 (2), 113-121.

  • Maclagan, M., King, J. and Gillon, G. (2008). Maori English. Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics, 22(8): 658-670.

  • Margaret Maclagan and Jennifer Hay (2007) Getting fed up with our feet : Contrast maintenance and the New Zealand English ‘short' front vowel shift.   Language Variation and Change, 19 (1): 1-25.

  • Phoon, Hooi San and Maclagan, Margaret, (2009). Chinese Malaysian Phonology. Asian Englishes,12 (1) : 20-45.

  • Maclagan, Margaret, Watson, Catherine I., Harlow, Ray, King, Jeanette and Keegan, Peter. (2009). /u/ fronting and /t/ aspiration in Māori and New Zealand English. Language Variation and Change, 21(2): 175-192 .

  • Phoon Hooi San and Maclagan, M. (2009). A survey of Malaysian speech-language pathologists' perception of articulation and phonological assessments. Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing, 12 (4) 315-332.

  • Maclagan, M. (2009). Reflecting connections with the local language: New Zealand English. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 11 (2), 113-121.

  • Margaret Maclagan and Jennifer Hay (2007). Getting fed up with our feet : Contrast maintenance and the New Zealand English ‘short' front vowel shift. Language Variation and Change, 19 (1): 1-25.

  • Maclagan, Margaret and Davis, Boyd. (2007). Persistence in spoken New Zealand English. New Zealand English Journal, 21: 44-57.

  • Maclagan, M.A. and King, J. (2007) Aspiration of Plosives in Māori: Change Over Time. Australian Journal of Linguistics. 27 (1) , 81-96.

  • Carolyn Davies, and Margaret Maclagan (2006) Māori words – read all about it. Testing the presence of 13 Māori words in four New Zealand newspapers from 1997 to 2004. Te Reo 49: 73-99 .

Further Publications and CV