Margaret Maclagan - People - Department of Communication Disorders - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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 MAONZE 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

  • Margaret Maclagan and Anne Buckley (2016) Talking Baby Sydney: Finch Publishing.

  • 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

Academic Papers

1.     Jackie Guendouzi, Boyd Davis and Margaret Maclagan (2015) Listening To Narratives From People Recently Diagnosed With Dementia, Transactions in Language Disorders, 35(3): 237-257.
 
2.    Catherine I. Watson, Margaret M. Maclagan, Jeanette King, Ray Harlow, and Peter J. Keegan (in press) Sound change in M?ori and the influence of New Zealand English. Journal of the International Phonetic Association
 
3.    Phoon, Hooi San, Margaret Maclagan and Anna Christina Abdullah, (2015) Acquisition of Consonant clusters and acceptable variants in Chinese-influenced Malaysian English speaking children. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 24:517-532.

4. Boyd Davis, Margaret Maclagan, Julie Wright (2013) ‘Aw, so, how’s your day going?’: ways that persons with dementia keep their conversational partner involved. 83-116. Boyd H. Davis and Jacqueline Guendouzi (eds) Pragmatics in Dementia Discourse. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

5. Davis B. and Maclagan M.  Sociolinguistics, language and aging. (2016)  In Cognition, Language and Aging, ed Heather H Wright. Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 221-245

 
6.    Vowell, Bianca, Maclagan, Margaret and King, Jeanette. (2015) The English spoken by M?ori: changes in rhythm over time. Te  Reo, 56/57: 63-90.
 
7.    Phoon, Hooi San; Abdullah, Anna Christina; Maclagan, Margaret. (2013) The Consonant Realizations of Malay-, Chinese- and Indian-Influenced Malaysian English. Australian Journal of Linguistics, 33:1, 3-30.

8.   Karakostas, Tasos, B. Davis, S. Hsiang, M. Maclagan and D. Shenk (2013) Dementia-specific gait profile: a computational approach using signal detection theory and introduction of an index to assess response to cognitive perturbations. Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, 8(2), 021017 (Nov 15, 2012) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4007857  

9.    Phoon, Hooi San; Abdullah, Anna Christina; Maclagan, Margaret (2012) The Effect of Dialect on the Phonological Analysis of Malaysian English Speaking Children. The International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 14(6): 487-98. doi: 10.3109/17549507.2012.719549. Epub 2012 Oct 5.

10.    Hay, Jennifer and Maclagan, Margaret. (2012) /r/-sandhi in early 20th Century New Zealand English, Linguistics, 50(4): 745-763.

11.     Watson, C.I., King, J., Bier, S., Maclagan, M., Harlow, R., Thomson, L. and Keegan, P. (2011) Prosodic clues in language recognition: how much information do listeners need to identify M?ori and English. Te Reo 54: 83-111.

12.  
Boyd Davis, Margaret Maclagan, Tasos Karakostas, Simon Hsiang, Dena Shenk (2011) Watching what you say: walking and conversing in dementia. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 27 (4): 268-277
 
13.  J. King, M. Maclagan, R. Harlow, P. Keegan, C.I. Watson (2011) The MAONZE corpus: transcribing and analysing Maori speech. New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics. 17(1): 32-48.
 
14.  Ray Harlow, Winifred Bauer, Margaret Maclagan, Catherine Watson, Peter Keegan, Jeanette King (2011) Interrupted transmission and rule loss in M?ori: The case of ka.  Oceanic Linguistics, 50(1): 51-65.
 
15.  J. King, M. Maclagan, R. Harlow, P. Keegan, C.I. Watson (2010) The MAONZE corpus: establishing a corpus of Maori speech. New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics.  16(2): 1-16.
 
16.  Hope, Ruth and Maclagan, Margaret. (2010) Phoneme frequency in New Zealand English: what do young children hear in stories? NZ Journal of Speech-Language therapy, 65: 28-40.

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

18.  King, J., M. Maclagan, R. Harlow, P. Keegan, C.I. Watson, (2011) The MAONZE project: changing uses of an indigenous language database. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory.7 (1):37-57.

Chapters in books

  • Márton Sóskuthy, Jennifer Hay, Margaret Maclagan, Katie Drager and Paul Foulkes (in press) Early New Zealand English. The closing diphthongs. In Raymond Hickey (ed) Listening to the Past.

  • Davis B. and Maclagan M. Sociolinguistics, language and aging. (2016)  In Cognition, Language and Aging, ed Heather H Wright. Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 219-243

  • Boyd Davis, Margaret Maclagan, Julie Wright (2013) ‘Aw, so, how’s your day going?’: ways that persons with dementia keep their conversational partner involved. 83-116. Boyd H. Davis and Jacqueline Guendouzi (eds) Pragmatics in Dementia Discourse. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Boyd Davis and Margaret Maclagan (2013) “Talking with Maureen”: Extenders, and Formulaic Language in Small Stories and Canonical Narratives. Robert W. Schrauf and Nicole Mueller (eds) Dialogue and Dementia: Cognitive and Communicative Resources for Engagement. New York: Psychology Press. Pp 87-120.

  • Davis, Boyd and Maclagan, Margaret. (2014) Exploring interactions between visitors and residents with dementia, with a focus on questions and the responses they evoke. In Heidi Hamilton and Wen-ying Sylvia Chou (Eds) The Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication 344-361

  • Peter Keegan, Catherine I. Watson, Margaret Maclagan, Jeanette King. (2014) Sound Change in M?ori and the formation of the MAONZE project. In Alexander Onysko, Marta Degani and Jeanette King (eds) He Hiringa, He Pumanawa - Studies on the Maori Language, 33-54.

  • Margaret Maclagan, Ray Harlow, Jeanette King, Peter J. Keegan and Catherine I. Watson.. (2013). The role of women in M?ori sound change. In Yousif Elhindi and Theresa McGarry (eds) Gender-linked variation across languages. Champaign, Illinois: Common Ground, 5-21.  
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  • Maclagan, Margaret and Hay, Jennifer. (2011) Transcription.  In Marianna Di Paolo and Malcah Yaeger-Dror, Eds. (pp 36-45) Sociophonetics: A student’s guide. NY: Routledge.
  • 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. (2010) 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. (2012) 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. (2010) 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 .

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