Sheila M Embleton

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Professor
Distinguished Research Professor
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Office: Ross Building, S561
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 88849
Emailembleton@yorku.ca

Sheila Embleton's areas of interest are historical linguistics and language change, sociolinguistics, dialectology, onomastics, Finnish literature, and women and language, and she has published in all these areas. She is the author of Statistics in Historical Linguistics (1986), editor of the Fourteenth LACUS Forum (1988) and Twenty-Fourth LACUS Forum (1998), co-editor of Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans (1992, 1993), and co-editor of the two-volume The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciences: Studies on the Transition from Historical-Comparative to Structural Linguistics (1999).

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Area of Specialization

Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Degrees

Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Toronto
M.Sc., Mathematics & Statistics, University of Toronto
B.Sc., Mathematics & Linguistics, University of Toronto

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Offices in Professional Associations

a) Executive

1. Elected Member of the Executive, International Linguistic Association, 1985 86, 1986 87, 1987 88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-04, 2004-2005, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09.

2. Elected Member of the Board of Directors, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS), 1985 88, 1996-1999. Ex-officio Member of the Board of Directors, 2009-present.

3. Vice President (and ex officio Member of the Executive), Canadian Society for the Study of Names, 1985 88. (Acting President for much of 1987-88.)

4. Chair of Nominating Committee, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS), 1987 88.

5. President (and ex-officio Member of the Executive), Canadian Society for the Study of Names, 1988-91, 1991-94.

6. Member-at-Large of the Executive, Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada, 1988-89, 1991-93.

7. Member of the Executive, Canadian Linguistic Association, 1990-91.

8. Third Vice-President and Acting Second Vice-President (due to a resignation), American Name Society, 1993.

9. Vice-President, Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada, 1993-95, 1995-96, 1996-98, 1998-2000, 2000-02.

10. Member of the Executive, International Society for Historical Linguistics, 1993-99.

11. Second Vice-President, American Name Society, 1994.

12. Past President (and ex-officio Member of the Executive), Canadian Society for the Study of Names, 1994-97, 1997-2000, 2000-2003.

13. Treasurer, International Quantitative Linguistics Association, 1994-1997.

14. Vice-President, American Name Society, 1995-97.

15. President, American Name Society, 1997-99.

16. President, International Quantitative Linguistics Association, 1997-2007.

17. Vice-President, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS), 1999-2000.

18. Past-President, American Name Society, 1999-2001.

19. Nominating Committee, International Linguistic Association, 2000-2003; Chair, 2002-2003.

20. President, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS), 2000-01.

21. Vice-President, International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS), 2005-08.

22. Member-at-Large, International Quantitative Linguistics Association, 2007-09, 2009-2011.

23. Vice-President/President-Elect, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, 2008-09.

24. President, International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS), 2008-11.

25. Executive Director and Chair of the Board, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS), 2009-2012.

26. President, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, 2009-10.

b) Other

1. Member of Long Range Planning Committee, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS), 1986 87, 1987 88.

2. Member of International Advisory Board of ISTOR (International Society for Trans Oceanic Research), 1987 2003.

3. Member of Nominating Committee, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS), 1988-89, 1990-91.

4. Member of the Programme Committee, Canadian Linguistic Association, 1987-91 (Chair 1990-91).

5. Member of the Nominating Committee, International Linguistic Association, 1988-89, 1991-1992 (Chair), 2000-03 (Chair 2002-03).

6. Member of the Board of Directors, Association for the Study of Language in Prehistory, 1989-1991.

7. Member of the Program Committee, International Linguistic Association, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002.

8. Member of Nominating Committee, Canadian Society for the Study of Names, 1993, 1998, 2000.

9. Member, Ad Hoc Programme Committee Review Committee, Canadian Linguistic Association, 1993-1994.

10. Member of Status of Women Committee, Canadian Linguistic Association, 1996-1998.

11. Member, Ad Hoc Committee on the Use of SWAAC [Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada] Funds, 2002-2003.

Membership in Professional Organizations

Canadian Linguistic Association 1978 present
Linguistic Society of America 1979 present
LACUS (Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States) 1974 present (Charter Member)
International Linguistic Association 1982 present
Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association 1987-present
Canadian Society for the Study of Names 1982 present
Finno Ugric Studies Association of Canada 1986 present
American Name Society 1987 2000, 2003 present
International Quantitative Linguistics Association 1991-present
Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada 1991-1996
International Council of Onomastic Sciences 1994-present
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada 1994-present
American Association for Computational Linguistics 1982 1983
Acoustical Society of America 1982 1989

Community Contributions

Talks “Women and Naming”, Bnai Brith (Markham-Unionville Chapter), March 16, 1988.

“The Languages of Scandinavia”, Learning Unlimited (Etobicoke Seniors), January 11, 1994.

“Introduction to the Peoples and Languages of Scandinavia”, Living and Learning in Retirement (Glendon College), January 10, 1997.

“Reflections on Forty Years of Being a Finnophile”, Canadian Friends of Finland Annual General Meeting, University of Toronto, May 8, 2000.

“The Role of English in Contemporary Finland”, Canadian Friends of Finland Annual General Meeting, University of Toronto, June 12, 2002.

Media Interviews (unrelated to my administrative positions at York University, in the course of which there have been dozens more media interviews; there are also at least a dozen newspaper interviews in India relating to my position at the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute)
The Daily Mercury (Guelph), June 1984; CBC Victoria, June 1984; York Alumni Magazine, March 1986; The Montreal Gazette, February 1988; York Gazette, May 1988; CBE (CBC Windsor), June 1988; Karjalainen (Lappeenranta, Finland), June 1988; CKIC-FM (Calgary), October 1988; The Winnipeg Free Press, November 1989; CBU (Vancouver), May 1990; CBCT (Charlottetown), May 1992; CBC Edmonton, December 1992; The Toronto Star, January 1993; CJAD (Montreal), January 1993; The Toronto Star, September 1994; The Wall Street Journal, December 1994; Globe and Mail, March 1995; The Toronto Star, August 1995; ‘Extension 720’, WGN-Chicago, December 1995; Globe and Mail, March 1996; St. Joseph News Press, St. Joseph, Missouri, September 1996; New York Times, February 1997; Reader’s Digest, June 1997; Toronto Sun, September 1997; Globe and Mail, October 1997; Toronto Sun, October 1997; Toronto Star, May 1998; Flash News (San Diego), December 1998; CPL Radio 98 (London), December 1998; CHQR 77 (Calgary), December 1998; AM900 (Victoria), December 1998; CFRB 1010 (Toronto), January 1999; Wedding Bells, Spring/Summer 1999; KMXV (Kansas City, Missouri), January 1999; CBC Radio Saskatchewan, July 1999; NOW Magazine (Toronto), September 1999; Scripps-Howard News Service, October 1999; The Report Magazine (Vancouver), November 1999; Family Digest, November 1999; CBL Toronto, January 2000; Vapaa Sana (Toronto), January 2000; Hamilton Spectator, July 2001; CHML (Hamilton), July 2000; The Chat Room (CTV), July 2001; National Post, September 2001; Talk TV, November 2001; Regina Leader-Post, May 2002; TVO ‘Planet Parent’, June 2002; Hamilton Spectator, August 2002; BBC world radio, June 2003; Guelph Mercury, July 2003; National Post, September 2003; CKTB St. Catharine’s, October 2003; Toronto Star, June 2004; Vancouver Sun, June 2007; Christian Science Monitor, July 2007; Chatelaine, October 2007; Queen’s University Postscript, November 2007; India Abroad, December 2009; Masala Canada (CBC), January 2010; Victoria Times-Colonist, May 2010, OMNI TV, May 2010; Nature.com, December 2010; OpenFile, January 2011; Radio Canada International, March 2011; Radio Canada, November 2011; Embassy Magazine (Ottawa), February 2012; CBC Radio Saskatchewan, July 2012; haaretz.com, August 2012; El País (Madrid), October 2012; Toronto Star, July 2013; Ottawa Citizen, December 2014; Globe and Mail, May 2015, Glamour Magazine, April 2017.

All Publications

Books

Names in Contact: Names in a Multi-Lingual, Multi-Cultural, Multi-Ethnic World. Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Toronto, August 17-22, 2008. ed. by Wolfgang Ahrens, Sheila Embleton & André Lapierre, 2009.

The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciences: Studies on the Transition from Historical-Comparative to Structural Linguistics ed. by Sheila Embleton, John E. Joseph & Hans-Josef Niederehe, John Benjamins, Amsterdam and Philadelphia, 1999. Volume 1: Historiographical perspectives (pp. lv and 311). Volume 2: Methodological perspectives and applications (pp. lv and 335).

Twenty-fourth LACUS Forum, ed. by Sheila Embleton, LACUS, Lake Bluff, Illinois, 1998 (pp. xii and 477).

Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans, ed. by Sheila Embleton and Edward Fichtner. Word, volume 43, numbers 1-2-3, April-August-December 1992 (pp. 161); volume 44, numbers 1-2-3, April-August-December 1993 (pp. 223).

Fourteenth LACUS Forum, ed. by Sheila M. Embleton, LACUS, Lake Bluff, Illinois, 1988 (pp. x and 573).

Statistics in Historical Linguistics, Brockmeyer Verlag, Bochum (W. Germany), 1986, (pp. viii and 194). [out-of-print; second updated edition requested by the publisher, but also by John Benjamins, Amsterdam and Philadelphia.]

Focus on Discourse: Papers in honour of H. A. Gleason, Jr. ed. by Peter Avery, Karen Carlyle, Susan Ehrlich, Sheila Embleton and Guy Ewing, University of Toronto Press, 1983.

Monographs

A Statistical Note on Friedrich and Redfield 1978, The Waite Press, Chicago, 1983. (monograph of 4 pages)

Incorporating Borrowing Rates in Lexicostatistical Tree Reconstruction, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Toronto, 1981, (pp. viii and 316).

Book Chapters

(with Dorin Uritescu & Eric Wheeler) , "Play with the Data!", Festschrift for Reinhard Köhler on the occasion of his 65th birthday, ed. Emmerich Kelih, Roísín Knight, Jàn Mačutek & Andrew Wilson. (Issues In Quantitative Linguistics, 4. Studies in Quantitative Linguistics, 23.) Lüdenscheid, Germany: RAM-Verlag, 2016, pp.128-134.

(with Roopa Desai Trilokekar) , "The Complex Web of Policy Choices: Dilemmas facing Indian higher education reform", Higher Education in the BRICS Countries: Investigating the pact between higher education and society, ed. Simon Schwarzman, Rómulo Pinheiro & Pundy Pillai. (Higher Education Dynamics, 44.) Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York, London: Springer, 2015, pp.312-334.

"Historical Linguistics: Numerical Methods", in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, volume 11, editor-in-chief James D. Wright. Oxford: Elsevier, 2015, pp.23-26.

“The Building of International Alliances: A Case Study of Canada-India Collaborations in Post-secondary Education”, in Making Policy In Turbulent Times: Challenges and Prospects for Higher Education, edited by Paul Axelrod, Roopa Desai Trilokekar, Theresa Shanahan & Richard Wellen, Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013, pp.381-403.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) , "Effective Comparisons of Geographic and Linguistic Distances", in Synergetic Linguistics (Fs. Reinhard Köhler), ed. Gabriel Altmann, Peter Grzybek, Sven Naumann & Relja Vulanovic, Vienna: Praesens Verlag, 2012, pp.225-232.

"Scholarships for Study in Canada", A World of Learning: Canada's Performance and Potential in International Education / Un monde à apprendre: resultants et potential du Canada en matière d'éducation internationale, ed. Jennifer Humphries, Ottawa:Canadian Bureau for International Education, 2012, p.68.

"Importance of Scholarships to International Education", A World of Learning: Canada's Performance and Potential in International Education / Un monde à apprendre: Resultants et potential du Canada en matière d'éducation internationale, ed. Jennifer Humphries, Ottawa: Canadian Bureau for International Education, 2012, pp.30-32.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) , “How do I know if I am right? Checking quantitative hypotheses”, in Text and Language: Structures, Functions, Interrelations. Quantitative Perspectives, ed. Peter Grzybek, Emmerich Kelih & Ján Mačutek, Vienna: Praesens Verlag, 2010, pp.49-56.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “The Stability of Multidimensional Scaling over Large Data Sets: Evidence from the Digitized Atlas of Finnish”, in Mélanges en l’honneur de Juhani Härmä, Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique de Helsinki, ed. Eva Havu, Mervi Helkkula & Ulla Tuomarla, 2009, pp.101-108.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Data Management and Linguistic Analysis: Multidimensional Scaling applied to Romanian Online Dialect Atlas”, in Issues in Quantitative Linguistics, Studies in Quantitative Linguistics 5, ed. Reinhard Köhler, Lüdenscheid, Germany, RAM Verlag, 2009, pp.10-16.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Romanian Online Dialect Atlas: Data Capture and Presentation”, in Viribus Quantitatis: Festschrift for Gabriel Altmann, ed. Peter Grzybek and Reinhard Köhler, Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2006, pp.87-96.

“Numerical methods in historical linguistics”, in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, edited by Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes. Elsevier, 2004, pp. 6743-6747.

“Quantitative methods and lexicostatistics in the 20th century”, in History of the Language Sciences, edited by Sylvain Auroux et al. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin & New York, 2001, volume 2, pp. 1998-2005.

“Lexicostatistics/Glottochronology: from Swadesh to Sankoff to Starostin to Future Horizons”, in Time Depth in Historical Linguistics, edited by Colin Renfrew, April McMahon and Larry Trask. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge, 2000, pp. 143-165.

(with John E. Joseph and Hans-Josef Niederehe) “Introduction: Problems of Structuralist Beginnings (and Endings)”, in The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciences: Studies on the Transition from Historical-Comparative to Structural Linguistics, edited by Sheila Embleton, John E. Joseph and Hans-Josef Niederehe. John Benjamins, Amsterdam & Philadelphia, 1999, pp. ix-xxviii.

(with Eric Wheeler) “Multidimensional Scaling and the SED Data”, in The Computer Developed Linguistic Atlas of England 2, ed. Wolfgang Viereck and Heinrich Ramisch. Max Niemeyer, Tübingen, 1997, pp. 5-11.

(with André Lapierre) “Commercial Aircraft Naming”, in You Name It: Perspectives on Onomastic Research ed. Ritva Liisa Pitkänen and Kaija Mallat. Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura, Helsinki, 1997, pp. 217-236.

(with Raimo Anttila) “The Iconic Index: from Sound Change to Rhyming Slang”, in Iconicity in Language, ed. Raffaele Simone. John Benjamins, Amsterdam & Philadelphia, 1995, pages 87-118. (revised, updated, and expanded version of article 13, solicited by Simone)

“Mathematical concepts in historical/comparative linguistics”, in Oxford International Encyclopedia of Linguistics, editor in chief William Bright. Oxford University Press, New York, volume 2, 1992, pp. 131-135. [second revised edition, editor-in-chief William Frawley, 2003]

“Mathematical methods of genetic classification”, in Sprung from some common source: Investigations into the prehistory of languages, Sydney M. Lamb and E. Douglas Mitchell (eds.), Stanford University Press, 1991, pp.365-388.

“The Translation of Names in Astérix”, in Viribus Unitis: Festschrift Gabriel Altmann, ed. Rüdiger Grotjahn, Sebastian Kempgen, Reinhard Köhler, and Werner Lehfeldt, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag: Trier, 1991, pp.17-38.

“Incorporating Borrowing Rates in Lexicostatistical Tree Reconstruction”, pp. 1-24 in Historical Linguistics, ed. by Barron Brainerd, 1983 (Brockmeyer: Bochum) translated into Rumanian by Solomon Marcus, appears also as “Ameliorari fundamentale ale modelului lui Swadesh”, Timpul, 1984.

“Reply to Henri Guiter’s ‘Origines Indo Européennes et Glottochronologie’”, pp.222-230 in Historical Linguistics, ed. by Barron Brainerd, 1983 (Brockmeyer: Bochum).

Journal Articles

"Personal Reflections on the Fields Institute at 25", The Fields Institute Turns Twenty-Five, edited by Elaine McKinnon Riehm, in press [short article invited for this volume, not refereed.]

(with Rod Skinkle) “Comparing International Student and Institutional Objectives at Canadian Colleges and Universities: Implications for Institutional Strategy”, Higher Education Management and Policy (HEMP), volume 24, number 3, 2014, pp. 37-55.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Defining Dialect Regions with Interpretations: Advancing the Multidimensional Scaling Approach”, Literary and Linguistic Computing: Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, volume 28, number 1, 2013, pp.13-22. Free access to PDF at http://llc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/fqs048?ijkey=NzoVKzEF9cRtmO3&keytype=ref

“Comment on Eric W. Holman et al.’s “Automated Dating of the World’s Language Families Based on Lexical Similarity”, Current Anthropology, volume 52, number 6, December 2011, p.867.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Defining User Access to the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas”, Dialectologia e Geolinguistica, volume 16, 2008, pp. 27-33.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Digitalized Dialect Studies: North-Western Romanian”, Conferinţele Academiei Române [Proceedings of the Romanian Academy], Editura Academiei Române, Bucharest 2008, pp. 5-27.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Romanian Online Dialect Atlas: An exploration into the management of high volumes of complex knowledge in the social sciences and humanities,” Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, volume 11, 2004, pp. 183-192.

“Bilingualism in Contemporary Finland: Whither Swedish?”, Journal of Finnish Studies, volume 5, number 2, 2001, pp. 4-34.

“Thoughts on the 50th Anniversary of Onomastica Canadiana”, Onomastica Canadiana., volume 83, number 2, December 2001, pp. 64-67. [refereed journal, but this short article was invited for the anniversary, and not refereed]

(with Eric Wheeler) “Computerized Dialect Atlas of Finnish: Dealing with Ambiguity,” Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, volume 7, 2000, pp. 227-231.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) “The Naming of Bermuda”, Names, volume 47, number 3, 1999, pp. 191-204.

(with Eric Wheeler) “Finnish Dialect Atlas for Quantitative Studies”, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, volume 4, 1997, pp. 99-102.

“Place Names in Finland: Settlement History, Sociolinguistics, and the Finnish/Swedish Language Boundary”, Onoma, volume 32, 1994-1995, pp. 124-139. (slightly revised and updated version of conference proceedings 13, solicited by chair of Onoma’s Editorial Committee)

(with Raimo Anttila) “On the Origin of Suomi ‘Finland’”, Scandinavian-Canadian Studies, volume 7, 1994, pp. 25-32.

“Names and Their Substitutes: Onomastic Observations on Astérix and its Translations”, Target, volume 3, number 2, 1991, pp.175-206.

(with Raimo Anttila) “Place Names in Finland: Settlement History, Toponymy, and the Finnish/Swedish Language Boundary”, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 71, number 1, June 1989, pp. 37-47. [review article]

(with Raimo Anttila) “The Iconic Index: from Sound Change to Rhyming Slang”, Diachronica, volume 6, number 2, 1989, pp. 155-180.

(with Wolfgang P. Ahrens) “Toponymy, Language, and Spontaneous Naming in Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao”, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 69, number 1, June 1987, pp. 32-40.

“-city, -ville, -world, and -land as Elements in Abstract Place Names”, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 68, number 1, June 1986, pp. 1-20.

“Principles of Historical Linguistics: Ad(d) Hock”, Diachronica, volume 3, number 2, Fall 1986, pp. 203-31. [review article]

“Lexicostatistics applied to the Germanic, Romance, and Wakashan families”, Word, volume 36, number 1, April 1985, pp. 37-60.

(with Ruth King) “Attitudes Towards Maiden Name Retention”, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 66, December 1984, pp. 11-22.

“Application of Current Lexicostatistical Methods to Germanic, Romance, and Wakashan”, Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics, volume 4, 1983, pp. 72-91.

“The Choice between Surname and First Name for Personal Name Derived Place Names”, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 63, June 1983, pp. 2-16.

“New term for allophone”, Letter to the Editor, Language and Society, number 9, Spring 1983, p.22.

“Vocal Tract Models, Formant Frequencies, and Computational Methods”, Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics, volume 3, 1982, pp. 1-17.

“Lexicostatistical Tree Reconstruction Incorporating Borrowing (Derivation of Mathematical Formulae and Application to Computer generated Data)”, Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics, volume 2, 1981, pp. 99-122.

“German Evidence for a Universal Clause Union Rule”, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 24, number 1, Spring 1979, pp. 48-51.

Conference Proceedings

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “The Advantages of Quantitative Studies for Dialectology”, in Recent Contributions to Quantitative Linguistics, Arjuna Tuzzi, Martina Benešová & Ján Mačutek (eds.) (Quantitative Linguistics, 70.), Berlin & Boston, de Gruyter Mouton, 2015, 51-61.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Continuum et fragmentation géolinguistiques d’après l’Atlas linguistique de la Crişana en ligne”, in Actes del 26é Congrés de Lingüística i Fílologia Romàniques (València, 6-11 de setembre de 2010), Emili Cassanova Herrero and Cesáreo Calvo Rigual (eds.), Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, 2013, 116-126.

“Developing Higher Education Internationalization Policies: Options for the university community”, in The Race to Globalize Higher Education in Canada, Mark Rosenbaum (ed.), 2011. http://ocufa.on.ca/conferences/the-race-to-globalize-higher-education-in-canada/

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Identifying Dialect Regions: Specific features vs. overall measures using the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas and Multidimensional Scaling”, in Papers from the Methods in Dialectology XIII Conference Leeds, 2008, Barry Heselwood and Clive Upton (eds.), Frankurt, Peter Lang, 2010, 79-90.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Lessons from Digitizing a Linguistic Atlas”, in Distorsionari in comunicarea lingvistica, literara si etnofolclorica romaneasca si contextul european, Luminita Botosineanu, Elena Danila, Cecilia Holban and Ofelia Ichim (eds.), Iasi, Editura Alfa, 2009

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Data Capture and Presentation in the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas”, in Papers from the Methods in Dialectology XII Conference, Université de Moncton, 2007, Linguistica Atlantica, volume 27-28, 37-39.

(with Juhani Härmä) “In the Georgian capital of Tbilisi: the use of of in onomastic phrases of apposition”, in Proceedings of the XVIIIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, April 12-17, 1993, Volume 1. Dieter Kremer (ed.), 2003, Niemeyer, Tübingen, pp. 253-263.

“The Name of the Main Character in Frans Emil Sillanpää’s Hurskas Kurjuus [Meek Heritage]”, in Proceedings of the XVIIIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, April 12-17, 1993, Volume 6. Dieter Kremer (ed.), 2002, Niemeyer, Tübingen, pp. 259-267.

“Bilingualism in Contemporary Finland: Whither Swedish?”, in Papers from the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association, William Davey and Bernard LeVert (eds.), 1998, pp. 39-55.

“Multidimensional Scaling as a Dialectometrical Technique”, in Contributions to Quantitative Linguistics, Proceedings of the First Quantitative Linguistics Conference, September 23-27, 1991. Reinhard Köhler and Burghard Rieger (eds.), 1993, Kluwer, Dordrecht & Boston, pp. 267-276.

“Place Names in Finland: Settlement History, Sociolinguistics and the Finnish/Swedish Language Boundary”, Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada, Kingston, May 29, 1991. (same talk as 25) . (solicited by organizing committee)

“But what will you call the children” in Proceedings of the XVIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, August 16-22, 1987. Jean-Claude Boulanger (ed.), Les Presses de l’Université Laval, Québec, 1990, pp. 245-254.

“The Use of Titles in Business Names”, in Proceedings of the XVIIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, August 13-18, 1990, volume 1. Eeva Maria Närhi (ed.), The University of Helsinki, Helsinki 1990, pp. 300-306.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens and Raimo Anttila) “The Translation of Personal-Names in Astérix”, in Proceedings of the XVIIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, August 13-18, 1990. volume 1. Eeva Maria Närhi (ed.), The University of Helsinki, Helsinki, 1990, pp. 129-136.

“Place Names in Finland: Settlement History, Sociolinguistics, and the Finnish/Swedish Language Boundary”, in Papers from the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association, Jim Black (ed.), 1990, pp. 27-38.

(with Zhikang Gan) “The Tone Relation between Mandarin Chinese and Shandong Dialect”, Fifteenth LACUS Forum, LACUS, Lake Bluff, Illinois, 1989, pp. 113-117.

“A New Technique for Dialectometry”, Twelfth LACUS Forum, LACUS, Lake Bluff, Illinois, 1987, pp. 91-98.

“Multidimensional Scaling as a Dialectometrical Technique” in Papers from the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association, Rose Mary Babitch (ed.), 1987, pp. 33-49.

“A Computer Simulated Glottochronological Model”, in Formalization in Historical Linguistics, Mart Remmel (ed.), Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn, 1986, pp. 25-31.

(with Donna L. Atkinson) “Maiden Name Retention: History and Current Attitudes”, Ontario Genealogical Society Seminar Annual, ed. Len Chester 1985, pp. 37-47.

“Personal-Name-Derived Place Names: First Name, Surname, or another Choice?” in Proceedings of the XVth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, August 13 17, 1984. Der Eigenname in Sprache und Gesellschaft: Volume IV, Vorträge und Mitteilungen in der Sektion 3, Eigennamen und Sprachgeschichte; Ernst Eichler, Elke Saß, Hans Walther (eds.), Leipzig 1985, pp. 69-74.

“Lexicostatistical Research in Tok Pisin, Romance, and ‘Amerindian’”, Tenth LACUS Forum, Hornbeam Press, Columbia (South Carolina), 1984, pp. 305-312.

“Are Personal Name Derived Place Names Sexist?” Ninth LACUS Forum, Hornbeam Press, Columbia (South Carolina), 1983, pp. 564-570.

“Lexicostatistical Tree Reconstruction Incorporating Borrowing (Application of lexicostatistical method to Germanic” Eighth LACUS Forum, Hornbeam Press, Columbia (South Carolina), 1982, pp. 265-272.

Conference Papers

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) “Town and Settlement Names in the Bahamas: Who is Alice?”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Ryerson University, May 27, 2017.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) , “Metadata for Analyzing Geolinguistic Variation”, Methods in Dialectology 16, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Tachikawa, Japan, August 7-11, 2017.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) “Parish Names in the English-speaking Caribbean”, XXVIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, University of Debrecen, Hungary, August 31, 2017. [much revised and extended version of 83 above]

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) , “Names of Wines and Wineries in Niagara, Canada”, Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, March 12, 2016.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) , “An Expanded Quantitative Study of Linguistic vs. Geographic Distance Using Romanian Dialect Data”, QUALICO 2016 International Conference on Quantitative Linguistics, Universität Trier, Germany, August 26, 2016.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) , “Metadata and geolinguistic variation”, Special Session, CRLCC Conference, Glendon College, York University, Toronto, November 19, 2016.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) “Parish Names in the English-speaking Caribbean”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, University of Ottawa, May 30, 2015.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Analyzing dialect variation with metadata: the new format of the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas – Crişana”, VIIIth Congress of the International Society for Dialectology and Geolinguistics [SIDG 2015]. Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, September 14, 2015.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) , “Exploring Linguistic vs. Geographic Distance Quantitatively”, VIIIth Congress of the International Society for Dialectology and Geolinguistics [SIDG 2015]. Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, September 18, 2015.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) “The Niagara Peninsula and the Names of its Wineries”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, May 24, 2014.

(with Roopa Desai Trilokekar, Ruth Hayhoe and Qiang Zha) “The Next Global Knowledge Powerhouses? The Importance to Canada’s Role in a Global Knowledge Society of Comparing Chinese and Indian Higher Education Reform Policies”, Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting, Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, May 26, 2014.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Quantitative Studies: The Advantages for Dialectology”, QUALICO 2014 International Conference on Quantitative Linguistics, Olomouc, Czech Republic, May 29, 2014.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “A Comparison of Three Digital Systems for Dialect Geography”, Methods in Dialectology 15, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, August 11-15, 2014.

“The Diverse Naming Patterns of Contemporary India”, XXVth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, University of Glasgow, August 29, 2014.

“The Diversity of Naming Patterns in India”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia, June 1, 2013.

“Names in India”, American Name Society Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, January 6, 2012. [invited key note address]

“Renaming Practices in India”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Waterloo, Ontario, May 26, 2012.

(with Rod Skinkle) “Recruitment of International Students at Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions: A Values Proposition?”, CBIE Annual Conference, Montréal, November 5, 2012.

(with Ted Hewitt and Rod Skinkle) “Comparing International Student and Institutional Objectives at Canadian Colleges and Universities: Implications for Institutional Strategy”, IMHE [Institutional Management in Higher Education] Conference “Attaining and Sustaining Mass Higher Education”, Paris, September 17-19, 2012.

(with Roopa Desai Trilokekar) “The Complex Web of Policy Choices: Dilemmas Facing Indian Higher Education Reform”. BRICS Recent Trends in Higher Education: Analyses around the Pact Between Higher Education and Society, University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and Centre for Advanced Studies, Brazil, November 9, 2012.

“York’s Relationships with India”, Engaging Canada Conference: Higher Education in India and Canada: Opportunities and Challenges, University of Mumbai, December 19, 2012.

(with Jennifer Humphries, Pauline L’Écuyer, and Guangwei Ouyang) “Getting the Facts About Canadian Higher Education”, 63rd Annual NAFSA: Association of International Educators Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 1, 2011.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Defining Dialect Regions with Interpretations: Advancing the Multidimensional Scaling Approach”, Methods in Dialectology 14, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, August 3, 2011.

(with Roopa Desai Trilokekar) “Access, Social Equity and the Challenges of Internationalizing Higher Education: Implications for Canada & India”, CSSHE [Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education] Conference on “Higher Education, Globalization, and Social Justice”, Vancouver, November 3, 2011.

(with Rod Skinkle) , “International Student Prospect Survey – India Cohort 2011”, CBIE Annual Conference, Ottawa, November 21, 2011.

(with André Lapierre) , “Canada’s International Education Strategy: Focus on Scholarships / La Stratégie Internationale en Matière d’Éducation: Les Bourses d’Études”, CBIE Annual Conference, Ottawa, November 23, 2011.

“Education System in Canada, and the Role of Multiculturalism”, Invited Opening Keynote Address, International Seminar on “Land of Promise: Stories of the Immigrant in Multicultural Canada”, Centre for Canadian Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, February 3-5, 2010.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Generalized Online Dialect Atlas”, International Linguistics Association Annual Meeting, New Paltz, New York, April 15 – 17, 2010.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Continuum et fragmentation géolinguistiques d’après l’Atlas linguistique de la Crişana en ligne”. XXVIe Congrès International de Linguistique et Philologie Romanes, Valencia, September 2010.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “RODA: Analytic vs. Interpretive Data in Geolinguistic Variation”, Sixth Congress of Dialectology and Geolinguistics, University of Maribor, Slovenia, September 14, 2009.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “How Do I Know If I Am Right? Checking Quantitative Hypotheses”, Sixth International Conference on Quantitative Linguistics, University of Graz, Austria, September 18, 2009.

“Canada as a Small Country”, International Conference on The University in a Small Country and Global World, University of Latvia, Riga, September 26, 2009.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Identifying Dialect Regions: Specific features vs. overall measures using the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas and Multidimensional Scaling”, Methods in Dialectology XIII Conference, University of Leeds, August, 2008.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Lessons from Digitizing a Linguistic Atlas”, International Conference on Linguistic, Literary and Ethnolinguistic Communication in the New European Context, Iasi, Romania, Académie roumaine, Institut de Philologie roumaine “Al. Philippide”, September 25-27, 2008.

“Introduction: Workshop on Quantitative Approaches to Comparative Linguistics”, International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Montreal, August 6, 2007.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Data Management and Linguistic Analysis: MDS applied to RODA”, 5th Trier Symposium on Quantitative Linguistics, Trier, Germany, December 7, 2007.

(with Dorin Uritescu & Eric Wheeler) “Seeing Words Change using the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas”, International Linguistic Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, March 31 – April 2, 2006.

(with Dorin Uritescu & Eric Wheeler) “Defining User Access to the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas”, Fifth Congress of Dialectology and Geolinguistics, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, September 4 – 8, 2006.

(with Dorin Uritescu & Eric Wheeler) “Data Capture and Presentation in the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas”, Methods in Dialectology XII Conference, Université de Moncton, August 4, 2005.

“The Role of English in Contemporary Finland”, Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, May 31, 2004.

(with Dorin Uritescu & Eric Wheeler) “Romanian Online Dialect Atlas”, Fifth International Conference on Quantitative Linguistics, Athens, Georgia, May 28, 2003.

“Bilingualism in Contemporary Finland: Whither Swedish?”, Presidential Address, LACUS Forum, Université du Québec à Montréal, August 4, 2001.

(with Eric Wheeler) “Computerized Dialect Atlas of Finnish: Dealing with Ambiguity”, Fourth International Conference of Quantitative Linguistics, Prague, Czech Republic, August 26, 2000.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) “The Naming of Bermuda”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names, Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Québec, June 4, 1999. (same talk as 45) . (solicited by organizing committee)

“Lexicostatistics/Glottochronology: from Swadesh to Sankoff to Starostin to Future Horizons”, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, England, August 21, 1999.

“Bilingualism in Contemporary Finland: Whither Swedish?”, Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Annual Meeting, University College of Cape Breton, Sydney, Nova Scotia, November 7, 1998.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) “The Naming of Bermuda”, Presidential Address, American Name Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 28, 1998.

(with Eric Wheeler) “Multidimensional Scaling Methods Applied to a Computerized Dialect Atlas of Finnish”, Third International Conference on Quantitative Linguistics, Helsinki, Finland, August 28, 1997.

“Finnish Studies in North America and the Internet”, Fifth International Conference on Finnish Studies in North America, University of Toronto, May 19, 1996.

“Mathematical Methods in Dialectology”, Workshop on Mathematical Modelling of Linguistic Relationships, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, April 17, 1995.

(with Raimo Anttila) “On the origin of Suomi and Finland”, Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada, Université du Québec à Montréal, June 4, 1995.

(with André Lapierre) “Patterns in Commercial Aircraft Names: A Preliminary Report”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Calgary, June 12, 1994.

(with André Lapierre) “Commercial Aircraft Names: Brief History and Current Patterns”, American Name Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, December 28, 1994.

“The Name of the Main Character in Frans Emil Sillanpää’s Hurskas kurjuus [Meek Heritage]”, XVIIIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, University of Trier, Germany, April 14, 1993 (expanded version of 33).

(with Juhani Härmä) “In the Georgian capital of Tbilisi: the use of of in onomastic phrases of apposition”, XVIIIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, University of Trier, Germany, April 16, 1993.

(with Juhani Härmä) “In the Georgian capital of Tbilisi: the use of of in onomastic phrases of apposition”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Ottawa, May 31, 1993 (same talk as 35).

“The Name of the Main Character in F.E. Sillanpää’s Hurskas kurjuus [Meek Heritage]”, Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada, Ottawa, June 3, 1993. (same talk as 34)

“The Name of the Main Character in F.E. Sillanpää’s Hurskas kurjuus [Meek Heritage]”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Charlottetown, May 27, 1992.

(with Raimo Anttila) “Place Names in Finland: Settlement History, Sociolinguistics and the Finnish/Swedish language boundary”, UCLA Indo-European conference, May 23, 1991. (same talk as 25) . (solicited by organizing committee)

“Multidimensional Scaling as a Dialectometrical Technique”, First Quantitative Linguistics Conference, University of Trier, Germany, September 26, 1991. (extensively revised version of 22)

“The Iconic Index in Historical Linguistics”, Colloquium on Iconicity in Language, University of Rome, October 3, 1991. [invited]

“Place Names in Finland: Settlement history, sociolinguistics, and the Finnish/Swedish language boundary”, International Linguistic Association, New York City, April 1, 1990.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens and Raimo Anttila) “The Translation of Personal-Names in Astérix”, XVIIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland, August 17, 1990.

“The Use of Titles in Business Names”, XVIIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland, August 16, 1990.

“Place Names in Finland: Settlement History, Sociolinguistics, and the Finnish/Swedish Language Boundary”, Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Annual Meeting, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, November 9, 1990. (same talk as 25)

“The use of titles in business names”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Windsor, June 3, 1988.

(with Zhikang Gan) “The Tone Relation between Mandarin Chinese and Shandong Dialect”, LACUS Forum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, August 18, 1988.

“But what will you call the children?”, XVIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Université Laval, Québec, August 17, 1987.

“Multidimensional Scaling as a Dialectometrical Technique,” Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Annual Meeting, Université de Moncton, Centre universitaire de Shippagan, New Brunswick, November 13, 1987. [invited]

(with Wolfgang P. Ahrens) “The Toponymy of the Netherlands Antilles (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao)”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, May 29, 1986.

“A Computer Simulated Glottochronological Model”, Symposium on Formalization in Historical Linguistics, Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn, November 24, 1986.

“Dialectometry: what it is and what it can do”, International Linguistic Association, Hunter College, New York City, May 11, 1985.

(with Donna Atkinson) “Maiden Name Retention History and Current Attitudes”, Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto, May 19, 1985.

“-city, -ville, -world, and -land as suffixes in abstract place names”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Montreal, June 3, 1985.

“Dialectometry: new methodology and application to dialects of England”, Canadian Linguistic Association, Montreal, June 4, 1985.

“A New Technique for Dialectometry”, LACUS Forum, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, August 8, 1985.

(with Ami Shalit) “Dialectometry”, International Linguistic Association Annual Meeting, New York University, March 11, 1984.

(with Ruth King) “Attitudes to Maiden Name Retention”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Guelph, June 11, 1984.

“Personal Name Derived Place Names: First Name, Surname, or another Choice?” XV. Internationaler Kongress für Namenforschung, Leipzig, DDR, August 17, 1984.

“Practical Approaches to Teaching Pronunciation”, Ontario Association of Teachers of German, Spring Meeting, Toronto, March 5, 1983.

“Lexicostatistical Research in Germanic, Romance, Wakashan, and Athapaskan”, International Linguistic Association Annual Meeting, New York University, March 13, 1983.

“Lexicostatistical Research in Tok Pisin, Romance, and ‘Amerindian’”, LACUS Forum, Université Laval, Quebec City, August 10, 1983.

(with Wolfgang P. Ahrens) “Practical Approaches to Dialect Interference in the Teaching of Standard German”, Association of German Canadian Language Schools, Toronto, November 5, 1983, and the same talk repeated on November 6, 1983.

(with Wolfgang P. Ahrens) “Application of Lexicostatistical Reconstruction Incorporating Borrowing to Germanic and Romance”, Linguistic Society of America, Summer Meeting, College Park, Maryland, July 30, 1982.

“Are Personal Name Derived Place Names Sexist?” LACUS Forum, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, August 5, 1982.

“Application of Lexicostatistics to Germanic, Romance, and Wakashan”, International Linguistic Association, Hunter College, New York City, October 9, 1982.

“Analysis of computer reconstruction of simulated and Germanic data”, Canadian Linguistic Association, Halifax, May 25, 1981.

“Lexicostatistical Tree Reconstruction Incorporating Borrowing (Application of lexicostatistical method to Germanic data)”, LACUS Forum, Glendon College, Toronto, August, 11, 1981.

“Analysis of results of computer reconstruction simulation incorporating borrowing”, Linguistic Society of America, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, December 28, 1980.

Book Reviews

Peter Grzybek (ed.), ‘Contributions to the Science of Text and Language. Word Length Studies and Related Issues’, Zeitschrift für Rezensionen zur germanistischen Sprachwissenschaft, volume 2, number 1, 2010, pp. 69-74.

William Bright, ‘Native American Place Names of the United States’, Language, volume 38, number 4, 2008, pp. 877-880.

Brett Kessler, ‘The Significance of Word Lists’, Diachronica, volume 22, number 2, 2005, pp. 429-450.

Dieter Kremer (ed.), ‘Namensoziologie’, Rivista Italiana di Onomastica, volume 7, number 2, 2001, pp. 596-599. [in French]

(with Hans Holm) , H. Mark Hubey, ‘Mathematical Foundations of Linguistics’, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, volume 8, number 2, August 2001, pp. 149-162.

Merrily K. Aubrey, ‘Place Names of Alberta, volume 4, Northern Alberta’, Names, volume 46, number 1, March 1998, pp. 42-49.

April M.S. McMahon, ‘Understanding Language Change’, Diachronica, volume 14, number 1, 1997, pp. 137-148.

Adrian Room, ‘An Alphabetical Guide to the Language of Name Studies’, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 79, number 2, December 1997, pp. 118-122.

Harald Haarman, ‘Die Sprachenwelt Europas: Geschichte und Zukunft der Sprachnationen zwischen Atlantik und Ural’, Language in Society, volume 24, number 1, March 1995, pp. 138-141.

Isidore Dyen, Joseph B. Kruskal, and Paul Black, ‘An Indoeuropean Classification: A Lexicostatistical Experiment’, Diachronica, volume 12, number 2, 1995, pp. 263-268.

(with Raimo Anttila) Norman Bird, ‘The Roots and Non-Roots of Indo-European: A Lexicostatistical Survey’, Diachronica, volume 12, number 2, 1995, pp. 251-254.

Lutz Hummel, ‘Dialektometrische Analysen zum Kleinen Deutschen Sprachatlas [KDSA]’, Language, volume 71, number 1, March 1995, pp. 197-198.

Robbins Burling, ‘Patterns of Language: Structure, Variation, Change’, Language in Society, volume 23, number 4, December 1994, pp. 600-604.

Lars Vikør, ‘The Nordic Languages: Their Status and Interrelations’, Scandinavian-Canadian Studies, volume 7, 1994, pp. 93-99.

Tracey Harrison, ‘Place Names of Alberta, volume 3, Central Alberta’, Names, volume 42, number 4, December 1994, pp. 292-296.

Hans Henrich Hock, ‘Principles of Historical Linguistics, Second Edition’, Diachronica, volume 10, number 1, 1993, pp. 131-134.

Edgar C. Polomé (ed.), ‘Research Guide on Language Change’, Diachronica, volume 10, number 2, 1993, pp. 270-284.

Jenny Cheshire (ed.), ‘English Around the World: Sociolinguistic Perspectives’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 38, number 4, December 1993, pp. 444-450.

Philippe Thoiron and Alain Pavé, “Index et Concordance pour ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ de Lewis Carroll”, Glottometrika, volume 13, 1992, pp. 299-300.

Royal Skousen, ‘Analogical Modeling of Language’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 37, number 1, March 1992, pp. 85-90.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) Stephen Barbour and Patrick Stevenson, ‘Variation in German: A critical approach to German Sociolinguistics’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 37, number 1, March 1992, pp. 55-61.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) Charles V.J. Russ (ed.), ‘The Dialects of Modern German: A Linguistic Survey’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 37, number 1, March 1992, pp. 61-63.

Aphrodite Karamitsanis, ‘Place Names of Alberta, volume 1, Mountains, Mountain Parks and Foothills’, ‘volume 2, Southern Alberta’, Names, volume 40, number 3, September 1992, pp. 200-202.

Mieko Ogura, “Dynamic Dialectology: A Study of Language in Time and Space”, Diachronica, volume 8, number 1, 1991, pp.103-116.

Heikki Leskinen and Eero Kiviniemi (eds.), ‘Finnish Onomastics/Namenkunde in Finnland’, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 73, number 1, June 1991, pp. 42-48.

Heinrich Kleine, ‘Phonologische und Statistisch-Dialektgeographische Untersuchungen an Nordelsässischen Ortsdialekten’, Language, volume 67, number 1, March 1991, pp. 183-184.

Mieko Ogura, ‘Dynamic Dialectology: A Study of Language in Time and Space’, Language, volume 67, number 3, September 1991, pp. 657-658.

‘Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Sprachforschung. Band 100/Heft 1 und 2’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 35, number 1, March 1990, pp. 54-56.

Alfred Bammesberger, ‘English Linguistics’, Word, volume 41, number 3, December 1990, pp. 371-376. [preliminary version, California Linguistic Newsletter, volume 20, number 3, May-June 1990, pp. 30-31.]

Jean-Claude Boulanger (ed.), ‘Le Nom Propre au Carrefour des études humaines et des Sciences Sociales’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 35, number 4, December 1990, pp. 379-380.

Robert L. Hadlich and J.D. Ellsworth (eds.), ‘East meets West: Homage to Edgar C. Knowlton, Jr.’, Word, volume 40, number 3, December 1989, pp. 375-382.

Stanley McCray, ‘Advanced Principles of Historical Linguistics’, Word, volume 40, number 3, December 1989, pp. 403-407.

Alexis Manaster-Ramer (ed.), ‘Mathematics of Language’, Language, volume 65, number 4, December 1989, pp. 902-904.

(with Raimo Anttila) Vitalij V. Shevoroshkin and T. L. Markey (eds.), ‘Typology, Relationship and Time’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 33, number 1, March 1988, pp. 79-89.

Frank Parker, ‘Linguistics for Non-Linguists’, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, volume 84, number 4, October 1988, pp. 1574-1575.

Peter E. Raper, ‘Dictionary of Southern African Place Names’, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 70, number 2, December 1988, pp. 89-92.

Gyula Décsy, ‘Statistical Report on the Languages of the World as of 1985, Part II’, Language, volume 64, number 3, September 1988, pp. 649-650.

Richard Y. Bourhis (ed.), ‘Conflict and Language Planning in Quebec’, Language in Society, volume 16, number 2, June 1987, pp. 261-265.

Wolfgang Huber, ‘Vom quantitativen zum qualitativen Begriff der Information’, Erasmus [I have not been able to ascertain the page numbers].

Cheris Kramarae and Paula A. Treichler, ‘A Feminist Dictionary’, Journal of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association, volume 9, 1987, pp. 161-164.

George Yule, ‘The Study of Language’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 32, number 2, June 1987, pp. 214-216.

W. J. Hutchins, ‘Machine Translation: past, present, future’, Computers and Translation, volume 2, 1987, pp. 119-123.

combined review of Florian Coulmas, ‘Sprache und Staat: Studien zur Sprachplanung’, and Florian Coulmas (ed.), ‘Linguistic Minorities and Literacy’, Language, volume 63, number 4, December 1987, pp. 906-910.

Peter Stein, ‘Kreolisch und Französisch’, Language, volume 63, number 2, June 1987, pp. 446-447.

John M. Kirk, Stewart Sanderson, and J. D. A. Widdowson (eds.), ‘Studies in Linguistic Geography’, Language, volume 63, number 2, June 1987, pp. 429-430.

Gyula Décsy, ‘Statistical Report on the Languages of the World as of 1985, Part I’, Language, volume 63, number 2, June 1987, pp. 448-450.

André Martinet, ‘Des Steppes aux Océans: L’indo européen et les “Indo Européens”’, Language, volume 63, number 2, June 1987, pp. 426-427.

Anthony Woods, Paul Fletcher, and Arthur Hughes, ‘Statistics in Language Studies’, Language, volume 63, number 4, December 1987, pp. 921-922.

Michael Clyne, ‘Language and Society in the German Speaking Countries’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 30, number 4, Winter 1986, pp. 486-488.

David Kilby, ‘Descriptive Syntax and the English Verb’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 31, number 3, Fall 1986, pp. 306-308.

Alfred Bammesberger, ‘English Etymology’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 31, number 3, Fall 1986, pp. 303-306.

Virgil J. Vogel, ‘Indian Names in Michigan’, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 68, number 2, December 1986, pp. 67-68.

István Bátori and Heinz J. Weber (eds.), ‘Neue Ansätze in Maschineller Sprachübersetzung: Wissensrepräsentation und Textbezug’, Computers and Translation, volume 1, number 4, October-December 1986, pp. 269-271.

W.F. Bolton, ‘The Language of 1984: Orwell’s English and Ours’, Language, volume 62, number 1, March 1986, pp. 214-215.

Alfred Bammesberger, ‘A Sketch of Diachronic English Morphology’, Language, volume 62, number 1, March 1986, pp. 212-213.

Mary R. Miller, ‘Place names of the Northern Neck of Virginia’, Language in Society, volume 14, number 1, March 1985, pp. 145-146.

Philip M. Smith, ‘Language, the Sexes and Society’, Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme, volume 6, number 4, Winter 1985, pp. 119-120.

James Floyd Smith, ‘Language and Language Attitudes in a Bilingual Community: Terherne (Friesland)’, Language in Society, volume 14, number 2, June 1985, p. 279.

Walter A. Sedelow and Sally Yeates Sedelow, (eds.), ‘Computers in Language Research, Volume 2’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 30, number 1, Spring 1985, pp. 83-84.

Karl-Dieter Bünting and Wolfgang Eichler, ‘ABC der deutschen Grammatik’, Die Unterrichtspraxis, volume 18, number 1, Spring 1985, pp. 216-217.

Adrian Akmajian, Richard A. Demers, and Robert M. Harnish, ‘Linguistics: an Introduction to Language and Communication’, Second Edition, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 30, number 1, Spring 1985, pp. 84-90.

John R. Costello, ‘Syntactic Change and Syntactic Reconstruction: A Tagmemic Approach’, Language, volume 61, number 2, June 1985, pp. 497-498.

Aldo Scaglione, (ed.), ‘The Emergence of National Languages’, Language, volume 61, number 3, September 1985, pp. 732-733.

Charles W. J Withers, ‘Gaelic in Scotland 1698 1981’, Language, volume 61, number 3, September 1985, pp. 718-719.

Annette Sabban, ‘Gälisch Englischer Sprachkontakt’, Language, volume 61, number 3, September 1985, p. 719.

Francine Frank and Frank Anshen, ‘Language and the Sexes’, Language, volume 61, number 4, December 1985, p. 935.

Gerald Leonard Cohen, ‘Origin of the Term “Shyster”’, Language, volume 61, number 4, December 1985, pp. 924-925.

Lawrence D. Carrington (ed.), ‘Studies in Caribbean Language’, Language, volume 61, number 4, December 1985, pp. 927-928.

Isabelle Kreindler, (ed.), ‘The changing status of Russian in the Soviet Union’, Language, volume 60, number 1, March 1984, pp. 159-161.

Robert A. Hall, Jr., ‘The Kensington Rune Stone is Genuine’, Word, volume 35, number 1, April 1984, pp. 113-115.

Ursula Klenk, ‘Formale Sprachen’, Word, volume 35, number 1, April 1984, pp. 115-118.

Daniel Dugast, ‘La Statistique Lexicale’, Quantitative Linguistics, volume 25, 1984, pp. 184-187.

Daniel Dugast, ‘Vocabulaire et Stylistique 1: Théâtre et Dialogue’, Quantitative Linguistics, volume 26. 1984, pp. 164-167.

Philippe Thoiron, ‘Dynamisme du texte et stylostatistique’, Quantitative Linguistics, volume 26, 1984, pp. 168-170.

Evelyn Hatch and Hossein Farhady, ‘Research Design and Statistics for Applied Linguistics’, Word, volume 35, number 3, December 1984, pp. 283-285.

Beatrice Stadler, ‘Language Maintenance and Assimilation: The Case of Selected German Speaking Immigrants in Vancouver, Canada’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 29, number 2, Fall 1984, pp. 190-192.

Winfried Lenders and Klaus Peter Wegera (eds.), ‘Maschinelle Auswertung sprachhistorischer Quellen’, Language, volume 60, number 3, September 1984, p.667.

Jürgen Kunz (ed.) ‘Automatische Analyse des Deutschen’, Language, volume 60, number 3, September 1984, pp. 667-668.

Michael Davenport, Erik Hansen, and Hans Frede Nielsen (eds.), ‘Current topics in English historical linguistics’, Language, volume 60, number 3, September 1984, pp. 662- 663.

Hans Goebl, ‘Dialektometrie: Prinzipien und Methoden des Einsatzes der Numerischen Taxonomie im Bereich der Dialektgeographie’, Language, volume 60, number 3, September 1984, pp. 654-655.

Aldo Scaglione, ‘The Theory of German Word Order from the Renaissance to the Present’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 28, number 1, Spring 1983, pp. 83-84.

Peter C. Patton and Renee A. Holoien, ‘Computing in the Humanities’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 28, number 1, Spring 1983, pp. 79-80.

combined review of Karl C. Diller, (ed.), ‘Individual Differences and Universals in Language Learning Aptitude’; Robin C. Scarcella and Stephen D. Krashen, (eds.), ‘Research in Second Language Acquisition’; Roger W. Andersen, (ed.), ‘New Dimensions in Second Language Acquisition Research’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 28, number 2, Fall 1983, pp. 185-187.

Gabriel Altmann, ‘Statistik für Linguisten’, Word, volume 34, number 2, 1983, pp. 129-133.

Bernard Comrie (ed.), ‘Studies in the languages of the USSR’, Language, volume 59, number 3, September 1983, pp. 697-698.

Stig Johansson, ‘Studies of error gravity: native reactions to errors produced by Swedish learners of English’, Language, volume 59, number 4, December 1983, pp. 940-941.

Solomon A. Birnbaum, ‘Yiddish: A Survey and a Grammar’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 27, number 1, Spring 1982, pp. 76-77.

T. L. Markey, ‘Frisian’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 27, number 2, Fall 1982, pp. 182-183.

Georges Bourcier, English adaptation by Cecily Clark, ‘An Introduction to the History of the English Language’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 27, number 2, Fall 1982, pp. 183-184.

Bozena Henisz Dostert, R. Ross Macdonald, and Michael Zarechnak, ‘Machine Translation’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 26, number 2, Fall 1981, pp. 234-236.

J. Hintikka, J. Niiniluoto, and E. Saarinen, ‘Essays on Mathematical and Philosophical Logic’, Word, volume 32, number 3, 1981, pp. 238-241.

Robert Henry Billigmeier, ‘A Crisis in Swiss Pluralism’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 25, number 2, Fall 1980, pp. 234-235.

Research Reports

“What is Global Engagement?” / “Qu’est-ce que l’engagement mondial?”, commissioned by CBIE [Canadian Bureau for International Education], November 2015, for distribution at the Annual CBIE Conference, Niagara Falls, November 22-25, 2015.

(with assistance from Neil Gold, André Lapierre and Michael Stevenson) , commissioned report “Canada’s International Education Strategy: Focus on Scholarships” / “La stratégie du Canada en éducation internationale: Les bourses d’études” (CBIE Research Series). Ottawa: CBIE [Canadian Bureau for International Education]. August 2011. [24 pages in each language] http://www.cbie-bcei.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/CBIE-research-cdn-intl-education-strategy-E-WEB.pdf and http://www.cbie-bcei.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/CBIE-research-cdn-intl-education-strategy-FR-WEB.pdf

Forthcoming

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Identifying Dialect Regions: Specific features vs. overall measures using the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas and Multidimensional Scaling”, in Papers from the Methods in Dialectology XIII Conference, Leeds, 2008, Clive Upton (ed.). (in press)

Rudi Keller, ‘On Language Change: The Invisible Hand in Language’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, (to appear).

April McMahon and Robert McMahon, ‘Language Classification by Numbers’, Language (to appear).

Alok Mukherjee, ‘This Gift of English”, Word (to appear).

Sebastian M. Rasinger, ‘Quantitative Research in Linguistics. An Introduction’, Word (to appear).

Thirty-Ninth LACUS Forum: Language Varieties, ed. by Sheila Embleton, Michael Cummings, Casey Sutcliffe, William Sullivan & Dan Mailman. (in preparation)

(with Steve Alsop, Dawn Bazely & Idil Boran) "Administrative Closure of York University Centre in Sustainability", Educating for Sustainability in Unsustainable Environments, ed. Jane Haladay & Scott Hicks. East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University Press. (invited;in preparation)

(with Roopa Desai Trilokekar & Amira El Masri) , “India and the EU: Examining models of collaboration, opportunities and limitations through case studies” (title TBA, Sense Publishers, in the series “Global Perspectives on Higher Education, ed. Philip Altbach, Hans de Wit and Laura Rumbley), ed. Elizabeth Balbachevsky, Yuzhuo Cai, Heather Eggins & Svetlana Shenderova. (in preparation)

(with Roopa Desai Trilokekar & Amira El Masri) , "World Class Universities": How Canadian Higher education is mediating the global race with local realities?, In Pursuit of World Class Universities: A Global Experience, ed. Marcelo Rabossi, Saeed Paivandi & Kishore Joshi. Delhi, India: Studera Press. (in preparation)

Elisabeth Waugaman, ‘Women, Their Names, and the Stories They Tell (Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We Are Going)’, Onomastica Canadiana (to appear).

Joy Damousi, ‘Colonial Voices. A Cultural History of English in Australia 1840-1940’, Canadian Woman Studies (to appear).

Marja Järventausta and Marko Pantermöller (eds.), ‘Finnische Sprache, Literatur und Kultur im deutschsprachigen Raum’, Word (to appear).

Terhi Ainiala, Minna Saarelma & Paula Sjöblom, ‘Names in Focus’, Journal of Finnish Studies (to appear).

(with Raimo Antilla) Introduction to Historical Linguistics, John Benjamins Inc., Amsterdam and Philadelphia (in preparation; 2 out of 11 chapters, both written by SE, completed).

(with Raimo Anttila) Workbook for Historical Linguistics, John Benjamins Inc., Amsterdam and Philadelphia (in preparation).

Assessment of lexicostatistical accuracy at large time depths.

Further development of dialectometry, with application to dialects of England, Finland, Romania, China, and later to other languages. [funded so far by a series of five SSHRCC grants]

Place-names and personal-names, particularly as they reflect societal attitudes and changes.

Linguistic situation within the European Union, including position of minority languages (special emphasis on Finland)

Contemporary issues in higher education policy, particularly comparative study or involving internationalization.

Other

(with Roopa Desai Trilokekar, Amira El Masri, Zainab Kizilbash and Neville Panthaki) , “Modi’s visit to Canada: a missed opportunity?” University World News, Issue 366, May 10, 2015.

“What is Global Engagement?” / “Qu’est-ce que l’engagement mondial?”, commissioned by CBIE [Canadian Bureau for International Education], November 2015, for distribution at the Annual CBIE Conference, Niagara Falls, November 22-25, 2015.

(with assistance from Neil Gold, André Lapierre and Michael Stevenson) , commissioned report “Canada’s International Education Strategy: Focus on Scholarships” / “La stratégie du Canada en éducation internationale: Les bourses d’études” (CBIE Research Series). Ottawa: CBIE [Canadian Bureau for International Education]. August 2011. [24 pages in each language] http://www.cbie-bcei.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/CBIE-research-cdn-intl-education-strategy-E-WEB.pdf and http://www.cbie-bcei.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/CBIE-research-cdn-intl-education-strategy-FR-WEB.pdf

“Need to Create an Attractive Profile for Canadian Education”, India Abroad, January 15, 2010.

“Friends at York University honoured Varpu Lindström”, Vapaa Sana, June 21, 2010.

“Need to Act Now”, India Abroad Supplement on Education, July 2010.

“York University Welcomes Indian Students”, India Abroad Supplement on Education, page 10, June 2007.

(with Eric Wheeler) Finnish Dialect Atlas Project: Form of Data. Technical Report, 10 page manuscript, York University, 2006.

“Thoughts on the 50th Anniversary of Onomastica Canadiana”, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 83, number 2, December 2001, pp. 64-67. [refereed journal, but this short article was invited for the anniversary, and not refereed]

“Statistics and Historical Linguistics: Some Comments”, Mother Tongue, issue 24, March 1995, pp. 41-45. [Solicited by the editor]

(with Eric Wheeler) Dialect Project: Technical Report, 62 page manuscript, York University, 1994.

“More on the Term ‘Allophone’: Some comments on Canadian usage”, California Linguistic Newsletter, volume 20, number 2, December-January 1989/90, pp. 1-2.

“Aboriginal languages in Canada: questions and answers”, Letter to the Editor, Language and Society, number 16, September 1985, p. 16.

“New term for allophone”, Letter to the Editor, Language and Society, number 9, Spring 1983, p. 22.

“Report of the Secretary for Canada”, by A. M. Kinloch, Edward Berry, Guy Carden, C. D. Ellis, Sheila M. Embleton, et al., appears in Newsletter of the American Dialect Society, volume 15, number l, January 1983, pp. 10 12 and in Publications of the Modern Language Association, volume 97, number 6, November 1982, p. 1102.

“User’s Guide to the Lexicostatistical Simulation and Reconstruction Programs”, University of Toronto, 1981. (a 5l page user’s guide to the lexicostatistical simulation and reconstruction algorithm programs developed as part of my Ph.D. thesis, allowing for varying replacement and borrowing rates, etc., written in response to numerous requests for copies of the program.)

“Mathematical Linguistics Bibliography”, University of Toronto, 1978. (10-page annotated bibliography, subdivided by subject area, designed to aid the newcomer to the field) (distributed to all faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto, as well as to various other interested people)

“A Note on ‘The Structure of the “Equation” copular Sentence in Italian”, accepted by Canadian Journal of Italian Studies, which ceased publication before the article could be published.

“Personal Reflections on the Fields Institute at 25”, The Fields Institute Turns Twenty-Five, edited by Elaine McKinnon Riehm, in press [short article invited for this volume, not refereed.]

“Personal Reflections on the Fields Institute at 25”, The Fields Institute Turns Twenty-Five, edited by Elaine McKinnon Riehm, in press [short article invited for this volume, not refereed.]


Sheila Embleton's areas of interest are historical linguistics and language change, sociolinguistics, dialectology, onomastics, Finnish literature, and women and language, and she has published in all these areas. She is the author of Statistics in Historical Linguistics (1986), editor of the Fourteenth LACUS Forum (1988) and Twenty-Fourth LACUS Forum (1998), co-editor of Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans (1992, 1993), and co-editor of the two-volume The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciences: Studies on the Transition from Historical-Comparative to Structural Linguistics (1999).

Area of Specialization

Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Degrees

Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Toronto
M.Sc., Mathematics & Statistics, University of Toronto
B.Sc., Mathematics & Linguistics, University of Toronto

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Offices in Professional Associations

a) Executive

1. Elected Member of the Executive, International Linguistic Association, 1985 86, 1986 87, 1987 88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-04, 2004-2005, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09.

2. Elected Member of the Board of Directors, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS), 1985 88, 1996-1999. Ex-officio Member of the Board of Directors, 2009-present.

3. Vice President (and ex officio Member of the Executive), Canadian Society for the Study of Names, 1985 88. (Acting President for much of 1987-88.)

4. Chair of Nominating Committee, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS), 1987 88.

5. President (and ex-officio Member of the Executive), Canadian Society for the Study of Names, 1988-91, 1991-94.

6. Member-at-Large of the Executive, Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada, 1988-89, 1991-93.

7. Member of the Executive, Canadian Linguistic Association, 1990-91.

8. Third Vice-President and Acting Second Vice-President (due to a resignation), American Name Society, 1993.

9. Vice-President, Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada, 1993-95, 1995-96, 1996-98, 1998-2000, 2000-02.

10. Member of the Executive, International Society for Historical Linguistics, 1993-99.

11. Second Vice-President, American Name Society, 1994.

12. Past President (and ex-officio Member of the Executive), Canadian Society for the Study of Names, 1994-97, 1997-2000, 2000-2003.

13. Treasurer, International Quantitative Linguistics Association, 1994-1997.

14. Vice-President, American Name Society, 1995-97.

15. President, American Name Society, 1997-99.

16. President, International Quantitative Linguistics Association, 1997-2007.

17. Vice-President, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS), 1999-2000.

18. Past-President, American Name Society, 1999-2001.

19. Nominating Committee, International Linguistic Association, 2000-2003; Chair, 2002-2003.

20. President, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS), 2000-01.

21. Vice-President, International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS), 2005-08.

22. Member-at-Large, International Quantitative Linguistics Association, 2007-09, 2009-2011.

23. Vice-President/President-Elect, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, 2008-09.

24. President, International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS), 2008-11.

25. Executive Director and Chair of the Board, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS), 2009-2012.

26. President, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, 2009-10.

b) Other

1. Member of Long Range Planning Committee, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS), 1986 87, 1987 88.

2. Member of International Advisory Board of ISTOR (International Society for Trans Oceanic Research), 1987 2003.

3. Member of Nominating Committee, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS), 1988-89, 1990-91.

4. Member of the Programme Committee, Canadian Linguistic Association, 1987-91 (Chair 1990-91).

5. Member of the Nominating Committee, International Linguistic Association, 1988-89, 1991-1992 (Chair), 2000-03 (Chair 2002-03).

6. Member of the Board of Directors, Association for the Study of Language in Prehistory, 1989-1991.

7. Member of the Program Committee, International Linguistic Association, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002.

8. Member of Nominating Committee, Canadian Society for the Study of Names, 1993, 1998, 2000.

9. Member, Ad Hoc Programme Committee Review Committee, Canadian Linguistic Association, 1993-1994.

10. Member of Status of Women Committee, Canadian Linguistic Association, 1996-1998.

11. Member, Ad Hoc Committee on the Use of SWAAC [Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada] Funds, 2002-2003.

Membership in Professional Organizations

Canadian Linguistic Association 1978 present
Linguistic Society of America 1979 present
LACUS (Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States) 1974 present (Charter Member)
International Linguistic Association 1982 present
Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association 1987-present
Canadian Society for the Study of Names 1982 present
Finno Ugric Studies Association of Canada 1986 present
American Name Society 1987 2000, 2003 present
International Quantitative Linguistics Association 1991-present
Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada 1991-1996
International Council of Onomastic Sciences 1994-present
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada 1994-present
American Association for Computational Linguistics 1982 1983
Acoustical Society of America 1982 1989

Community Contributions

Talks “Women and Naming”, Bnai Brith (Markham-Unionville Chapter), March 16, 1988.

“The Languages of Scandinavia”, Learning Unlimited (Etobicoke Seniors), January 11, 1994.

“Introduction to the Peoples and Languages of Scandinavia”, Living and Learning in Retirement (Glendon College), January 10, 1997.

“Reflections on Forty Years of Being a Finnophile”, Canadian Friends of Finland Annual General Meeting, University of Toronto, May 8, 2000.

“The Role of English in Contemporary Finland”, Canadian Friends of Finland Annual General Meeting, University of Toronto, June 12, 2002.

Media Interviews (unrelated to my administrative positions at York University, in the course of which there have been dozens more media interviews; there are also at least a dozen newspaper interviews in India relating to my position at the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute)
The Daily Mercury (Guelph), June 1984; CBC Victoria, June 1984; York Alumni Magazine, March 1986; The Montreal Gazette, February 1988; York Gazette, May 1988; CBE (CBC Windsor), June 1988; Karjalainen (Lappeenranta, Finland), June 1988; CKIC-FM (Calgary), October 1988; The Winnipeg Free Press, November 1989; CBU (Vancouver), May 1990; CBCT (Charlottetown), May 1992; CBC Edmonton, December 1992; The Toronto Star, January 1993; CJAD (Montreal), January 1993; The Toronto Star, September 1994; The Wall Street Journal, December 1994; Globe and Mail, March 1995; The Toronto Star, August 1995; ‘Extension 720’, WGN-Chicago, December 1995; Globe and Mail, March 1996; St. Joseph News Press, St. Joseph, Missouri, September 1996; New York Times, February 1997; Reader’s Digest, June 1997; Toronto Sun, September 1997; Globe and Mail, October 1997; Toronto Sun, October 1997; Toronto Star, May 1998; Flash News (San Diego), December 1998; CPL Radio 98 (London), December 1998; CHQR 77 (Calgary), December 1998; AM900 (Victoria), December 1998; CFRB 1010 (Toronto), January 1999; Wedding Bells, Spring/Summer 1999; KMXV (Kansas City, Missouri), January 1999; CBC Radio Saskatchewan, July 1999; NOW Magazine (Toronto), September 1999; Scripps-Howard News Service, October 1999; The Report Magazine (Vancouver), November 1999; Family Digest, November 1999; CBL Toronto, January 2000; Vapaa Sana (Toronto), January 2000; Hamilton Spectator, July 2001; CHML (Hamilton), July 2000; The Chat Room (CTV), July 2001; National Post, September 2001; Talk TV, November 2001; Regina Leader-Post, May 2002; TVO ‘Planet Parent’, June 2002; Hamilton Spectator, August 2002; BBC world radio, June 2003; Guelph Mercury, July 2003; National Post, September 2003; CKTB St. Catharine’s, October 2003; Toronto Star, June 2004; Vancouver Sun, June 2007; Christian Science Monitor, July 2007; Chatelaine, October 2007; Queen’s University Postscript, November 2007; India Abroad, December 2009; Masala Canada (CBC), January 2010; Victoria Times-Colonist, May 2010, OMNI TV, May 2010; Nature.com, December 2010; OpenFile, January 2011; Radio Canada International, March 2011; Radio Canada, November 2011; Embassy Magazine (Ottawa), February 2012; CBC Radio Saskatchewan, July 2012; haaretz.com, August 2012; El País (Madrid), October 2012; Toronto Star, July 2013; Ottawa Citizen, December 2014; Globe and Mail, May 2015, Glamour Magazine, April 2017.

All Publications

Books

Names in Contact: Names in a Multi-Lingual, Multi-Cultural, Multi-Ethnic World. Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Toronto, August 17-22, 2008. ed. by Wolfgang Ahrens, Sheila Embleton & André Lapierre, 2009.

The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciences: Studies on the Transition from Historical-Comparative to Structural Linguistics ed. by Sheila Embleton, John E. Joseph & Hans-Josef Niederehe, John Benjamins, Amsterdam and Philadelphia, 1999. Volume 1: Historiographical perspectives (pp. lv and 311). Volume 2: Methodological perspectives and applications (pp. lv and 335).

Twenty-fourth LACUS Forum, ed. by Sheila Embleton, LACUS, Lake Bluff, Illinois, 1998 (pp. xii and 477).

Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans, ed. by Sheila Embleton and Edward Fichtner. Word, volume 43, numbers 1-2-3, April-August-December 1992 (pp. 161); volume 44, numbers 1-2-3, April-August-December 1993 (pp. 223).

Fourteenth LACUS Forum, ed. by Sheila M. Embleton, LACUS, Lake Bluff, Illinois, 1988 (pp. x and 573).

Statistics in Historical Linguistics, Brockmeyer Verlag, Bochum (W. Germany), 1986, (pp. viii and 194). [out-of-print; second updated edition requested by the publisher, but also by John Benjamins, Amsterdam and Philadelphia.]

Focus on Discourse: Papers in honour of H. A. Gleason, Jr. ed. by Peter Avery, Karen Carlyle, Susan Ehrlich, Sheila Embleton and Guy Ewing, University of Toronto Press, 1983.

Monographs

A Statistical Note on Friedrich and Redfield 1978, The Waite Press, Chicago, 1983. (monograph of 4 pages)

Incorporating Borrowing Rates in Lexicostatistical Tree Reconstruction, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Toronto, 1981, (pp. viii and 316).

Book Chapters

(with Dorin Uritescu & Eric Wheeler) , "Play with the Data!", Festschrift for Reinhard Köhler on the occasion of his 65th birthday, ed. Emmerich Kelih, Roísín Knight, Jàn Mačutek & Andrew Wilson. (Issues In Quantitative Linguistics, 4. Studies in Quantitative Linguistics, 23.) Lüdenscheid, Germany: RAM-Verlag, 2016, pp.128-134.

(with Roopa Desai Trilokekar) , "The Complex Web of Policy Choices: Dilemmas facing Indian higher education reform", Higher Education in the BRICS Countries: Investigating the pact between higher education and society, ed. Simon Schwarzman, Rómulo Pinheiro & Pundy Pillai. (Higher Education Dynamics, 44.) Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York, London: Springer, 2015, pp.312-334.

"Historical Linguistics: Numerical Methods", in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, volume 11, editor-in-chief James D. Wright. Oxford: Elsevier, 2015, pp.23-26.

“The Building of International Alliances: A Case Study of Canada-India Collaborations in Post-secondary Education”, in Making Policy In Turbulent Times: Challenges and Prospects for Higher Education, edited by Paul Axelrod, Roopa Desai Trilokekar, Theresa Shanahan & Richard Wellen, Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013, pp.381-403.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) , "Effective Comparisons of Geographic and Linguistic Distances", in Synergetic Linguistics (Fs. Reinhard Köhler), ed. Gabriel Altmann, Peter Grzybek, Sven Naumann & Relja Vulanovic, Vienna: Praesens Verlag, 2012, pp.225-232.

"Scholarships for Study in Canada", A World of Learning: Canada's Performance and Potential in International Education / Un monde à apprendre: resultants et potential du Canada en matière d'éducation internationale, ed. Jennifer Humphries, Ottawa:Canadian Bureau for International Education, 2012, p.68.

"Importance of Scholarships to International Education", A World of Learning: Canada's Performance and Potential in International Education / Un monde à apprendre: Resultants et potential du Canada en matière d'éducation internationale, ed. Jennifer Humphries, Ottawa: Canadian Bureau for International Education, 2012, pp.30-32.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) , “How do I know if I am right? Checking quantitative hypotheses”, in Text and Language: Structures, Functions, Interrelations. Quantitative Perspectives, ed. Peter Grzybek, Emmerich Kelih & Ján Mačutek, Vienna: Praesens Verlag, 2010, pp.49-56.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “The Stability of Multidimensional Scaling over Large Data Sets: Evidence from the Digitized Atlas of Finnish”, in Mélanges en l’honneur de Juhani Härmä, Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique de Helsinki, ed. Eva Havu, Mervi Helkkula & Ulla Tuomarla, 2009, pp.101-108.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Data Management and Linguistic Analysis: Multidimensional Scaling applied to Romanian Online Dialect Atlas”, in Issues in Quantitative Linguistics, Studies in Quantitative Linguistics 5, ed. Reinhard Köhler, Lüdenscheid, Germany, RAM Verlag, 2009, pp.10-16.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Romanian Online Dialect Atlas: Data Capture and Presentation”, in Viribus Quantitatis: Festschrift for Gabriel Altmann, ed. Peter Grzybek and Reinhard Köhler, Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2006, pp.87-96.

“Numerical methods in historical linguistics”, in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, edited by Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes. Elsevier, 2004, pp. 6743-6747.

“Quantitative methods and lexicostatistics in the 20th century”, in History of the Language Sciences, edited by Sylvain Auroux et al. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin & New York, 2001, volume 2, pp. 1998-2005.

“Lexicostatistics/Glottochronology: from Swadesh to Sankoff to Starostin to Future Horizons”, in Time Depth in Historical Linguistics, edited by Colin Renfrew, April McMahon and Larry Trask. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge, 2000, pp. 143-165.

(with John E. Joseph and Hans-Josef Niederehe) “Introduction: Problems of Structuralist Beginnings (and Endings)”, in The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciences: Studies on the Transition from Historical-Comparative to Structural Linguistics, edited by Sheila Embleton, John E. Joseph and Hans-Josef Niederehe. John Benjamins, Amsterdam & Philadelphia, 1999, pp. ix-xxviii.

(with Eric Wheeler) “Multidimensional Scaling and the SED Data”, in The Computer Developed Linguistic Atlas of England 2, ed. Wolfgang Viereck and Heinrich Ramisch. Max Niemeyer, Tübingen, 1997, pp. 5-11.

(with André Lapierre) “Commercial Aircraft Naming”, in You Name It: Perspectives on Onomastic Research ed. Ritva Liisa Pitkänen and Kaija Mallat. Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura, Helsinki, 1997, pp. 217-236.

(with Raimo Anttila) “The Iconic Index: from Sound Change to Rhyming Slang”, in Iconicity in Language, ed. Raffaele Simone. John Benjamins, Amsterdam & Philadelphia, 1995, pages 87-118. (revised, updated, and expanded version of article 13, solicited by Simone)

“Mathematical concepts in historical/comparative linguistics”, in Oxford International Encyclopedia of Linguistics, editor in chief William Bright. Oxford University Press, New York, volume 2, 1992, pp. 131-135. [second revised edition, editor-in-chief William Frawley, 2003]

“Mathematical methods of genetic classification”, in Sprung from some common source: Investigations into the prehistory of languages, Sydney M. Lamb and E. Douglas Mitchell (eds.), Stanford University Press, 1991, pp.365-388.

“The Translation of Names in Astérix”, in Viribus Unitis: Festschrift Gabriel Altmann, ed. Rüdiger Grotjahn, Sebastian Kempgen, Reinhard Köhler, and Werner Lehfeldt, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag: Trier, 1991, pp.17-38.

“Incorporating Borrowing Rates in Lexicostatistical Tree Reconstruction”, pp. 1-24 in Historical Linguistics, ed. by Barron Brainerd, 1983 (Brockmeyer: Bochum) translated into Rumanian by Solomon Marcus, appears also as “Ameliorari fundamentale ale modelului lui Swadesh”, Timpul, 1984.

“Reply to Henri Guiter’s ‘Origines Indo Européennes et Glottochronologie’”, pp.222-230 in Historical Linguistics, ed. by Barron Brainerd, 1983 (Brockmeyer: Bochum).

Journal Articles

"Personal Reflections on the Fields Institute at 25", The Fields Institute Turns Twenty-Five, edited by Elaine McKinnon Riehm, in press [short article invited for this volume, not refereed.]

(with Rod Skinkle) “Comparing International Student and Institutional Objectives at Canadian Colleges and Universities: Implications for Institutional Strategy”, Higher Education Management and Policy (HEMP), volume 24, number 3, 2014, pp. 37-55.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Defining Dialect Regions with Interpretations: Advancing the Multidimensional Scaling Approach”, Literary and Linguistic Computing: Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, volume 28, number 1, 2013, pp.13-22. Free access to PDF at http://llc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/fqs048?ijkey=NzoVKzEF9cRtmO3&keytype=ref

“Comment on Eric W. Holman et al.’s “Automated Dating of the World’s Language Families Based on Lexical Similarity”, Current Anthropology, volume 52, number 6, December 2011, p.867.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Defining User Access to the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas”, Dialectologia e Geolinguistica, volume 16, 2008, pp. 27-33.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Digitalized Dialect Studies: North-Western Romanian”, Conferinţele Academiei Române [Proceedings of the Romanian Academy], Editura Academiei Române, Bucharest 2008, pp. 5-27.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Romanian Online Dialect Atlas: An exploration into the management of high volumes of complex knowledge in the social sciences and humanities,” Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, volume 11, 2004, pp. 183-192.

“Bilingualism in Contemporary Finland: Whither Swedish?”, Journal of Finnish Studies, volume 5, number 2, 2001, pp. 4-34.

“Thoughts on the 50th Anniversary of Onomastica Canadiana”, Onomastica Canadiana., volume 83, number 2, December 2001, pp. 64-67. [refereed journal, but this short article was invited for the anniversary, and not refereed]

(with Eric Wheeler) “Computerized Dialect Atlas of Finnish: Dealing with Ambiguity,” Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, volume 7, 2000, pp. 227-231.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) “The Naming of Bermuda”, Names, volume 47, number 3, 1999, pp. 191-204.

(with Eric Wheeler) “Finnish Dialect Atlas for Quantitative Studies”, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, volume 4, 1997, pp. 99-102.

“Place Names in Finland: Settlement History, Sociolinguistics, and the Finnish/Swedish Language Boundary”, Onoma, volume 32, 1994-1995, pp. 124-139. (slightly revised and updated version of conference proceedings 13, solicited by chair of Onoma’s Editorial Committee)

(with Raimo Anttila) “On the Origin of Suomi ‘Finland’”, Scandinavian-Canadian Studies, volume 7, 1994, pp. 25-32.

“Names and Their Substitutes: Onomastic Observations on Astérix and its Translations”, Target, volume 3, number 2, 1991, pp.175-206.

(with Raimo Anttila) “Place Names in Finland: Settlement History, Toponymy, and the Finnish/Swedish Language Boundary”, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 71, number 1, June 1989, pp. 37-47. [review article]

(with Raimo Anttila) “The Iconic Index: from Sound Change to Rhyming Slang”, Diachronica, volume 6, number 2, 1989, pp. 155-180.

(with Wolfgang P. Ahrens) “Toponymy, Language, and Spontaneous Naming in Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao”, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 69, number 1, June 1987, pp. 32-40.

“-city, -ville, -world, and -land as Elements in Abstract Place Names”, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 68, number 1, June 1986, pp. 1-20.

“Principles of Historical Linguistics: Ad(d) Hock”, Diachronica, volume 3, number 2, Fall 1986, pp. 203-31. [review article]

“Lexicostatistics applied to the Germanic, Romance, and Wakashan families”, Word, volume 36, number 1, April 1985, pp. 37-60.

(with Ruth King) “Attitudes Towards Maiden Name Retention”, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 66, December 1984, pp. 11-22.

“Application of Current Lexicostatistical Methods to Germanic, Romance, and Wakashan”, Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics, volume 4, 1983, pp. 72-91.

“The Choice between Surname and First Name for Personal Name Derived Place Names”, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 63, June 1983, pp. 2-16.

“New term for allophone”, Letter to the Editor, Language and Society, number 9, Spring 1983, p.22.

“Vocal Tract Models, Formant Frequencies, and Computational Methods”, Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics, volume 3, 1982, pp. 1-17.

“Lexicostatistical Tree Reconstruction Incorporating Borrowing (Derivation of Mathematical Formulae and Application to Computer generated Data)”, Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics, volume 2, 1981, pp. 99-122.

“German Evidence for a Universal Clause Union Rule”, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 24, number 1, Spring 1979, pp. 48-51.

Conference Proceedings

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “The Advantages of Quantitative Studies for Dialectology”, in Recent Contributions to Quantitative Linguistics, Arjuna Tuzzi, Martina Benešová & Ján Mačutek (eds.) (Quantitative Linguistics, 70.), Berlin & Boston, de Gruyter Mouton, 2015, 51-61.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Continuum et fragmentation géolinguistiques d’après l’Atlas linguistique de la Crişana en ligne”, in Actes del 26é Congrés de Lingüística i Fílologia Romàniques (València, 6-11 de setembre de 2010), Emili Cassanova Herrero and Cesáreo Calvo Rigual (eds.), Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, 2013, 116-126.

“Developing Higher Education Internationalization Policies: Options for the university community”, in The Race to Globalize Higher Education in Canada, Mark Rosenbaum (ed.), 2011. http://ocufa.on.ca/conferences/the-race-to-globalize-higher-education-in-canada/

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Identifying Dialect Regions: Specific features vs. overall measures using the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas and Multidimensional Scaling”, in Papers from the Methods in Dialectology XIII Conference Leeds, 2008, Barry Heselwood and Clive Upton (eds.), Frankurt, Peter Lang, 2010, 79-90.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Lessons from Digitizing a Linguistic Atlas”, in Distorsionari in comunicarea lingvistica, literara si etnofolclorica romaneasca si contextul european, Luminita Botosineanu, Elena Danila, Cecilia Holban and Ofelia Ichim (eds.), Iasi, Editura Alfa, 2009

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Data Capture and Presentation in the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas”, in Papers from the Methods in Dialectology XII Conference, Université de Moncton, 2007, Linguistica Atlantica, volume 27-28, 37-39.

(with Juhani Härmä) “In the Georgian capital of Tbilisi: the use of of in onomastic phrases of apposition”, in Proceedings of the XVIIIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, April 12-17, 1993, Volume 1. Dieter Kremer (ed.), 2003, Niemeyer, Tübingen, pp. 253-263.

“The Name of the Main Character in Frans Emil Sillanpää’s Hurskas Kurjuus [Meek Heritage]”, in Proceedings of the XVIIIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, April 12-17, 1993, Volume 6. Dieter Kremer (ed.), 2002, Niemeyer, Tübingen, pp. 259-267.

“Bilingualism in Contemporary Finland: Whither Swedish?”, in Papers from the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association, William Davey and Bernard LeVert (eds.), 1998, pp. 39-55.

“Multidimensional Scaling as a Dialectometrical Technique”, in Contributions to Quantitative Linguistics, Proceedings of the First Quantitative Linguistics Conference, September 23-27, 1991. Reinhard Köhler and Burghard Rieger (eds.), 1993, Kluwer, Dordrecht & Boston, pp. 267-276.

“Place Names in Finland: Settlement History, Sociolinguistics and the Finnish/Swedish Language Boundary”, Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada, Kingston, May 29, 1991. (same talk as 25) . (solicited by organizing committee)

“But what will you call the children” in Proceedings of the XVIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, August 16-22, 1987. Jean-Claude Boulanger (ed.), Les Presses de l’Université Laval, Québec, 1990, pp. 245-254.

“The Use of Titles in Business Names”, in Proceedings of the XVIIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, August 13-18, 1990, volume 1. Eeva Maria Närhi (ed.), The University of Helsinki, Helsinki 1990, pp. 300-306.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens and Raimo Anttila) “The Translation of Personal-Names in Astérix”, in Proceedings of the XVIIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, August 13-18, 1990. volume 1. Eeva Maria Närhi (ed.), The University of Helsinki, Helsinki, 1990, pp. 129-136.

“Place Names in Finland: Settlement History, Sociolinguistics, and the Finnish/Swedish Language Boundary”, in Papers from the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association, Jim Black (ed.), 1990, pp. 27-38.

(with Zhikang Gan) “The Tone Relation between Mandarin Chinese and Shandong Dialect”, Fifteenth LACUS Forum, LACUS, Lake Bluff, Illinois, 1989, pp. 113-117.

“A New Technique for Dialectometry”, Twelfth LACUS Forum, LACUS, Lake Bluff, Illinois, 1987, pp. 91-98.

“Multidimensional Scaling as a Dialectometrical Technique” in Papers from the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association, Rose Mary Babitch (ed.), 1987, pp. 33-49.

“A Computer Simulated Glottochronological Model”, in Formalization in Historical Linguistics, Mart Remmel (ed.), Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn, 1986, pp. 25-31.

(with Donna L. Atkinson) “Maiden Name Retention: History and Current Attitudes”, Ontario Genealogical Society Seminar Annual, ed. Len Chester 1985, pp. 37-47.

“Personal-Name-Derived Place Names: First Name, Surname, or another Choice?” in Proceedings of the XVth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, August 13 17, 1984. Der Eigenname in Sprache und Gesellschaft: Volume IV, Vorträge und Mitteilungen in der Sektion 3, Eigennamen und Sprachgeschichte; Ernst Eichler, Elke Saß, Hans Walther (eds.), Leipzig 1985, pp. 69-74.

“Lexicostatistical Research in Tok Pisin, Romance, and ‘Amerindian’”, Tenth LACUS Forum, Hornbeam Press, Columbia (South Carolina), 1984, pp. 305-312.

“Are Personal Name Derived Place Names Sexist?” Ninth LACUS Forum, Hornbeam Press, Columbia (South Carolina), 1983, pp. 564-570.

“Lexicostatistical Tree Reconstruction Incorporating Borrowing (Application of lexicostatistical method to Germanic” Eighth LACUS Forum, Hornbeam Press, Columbia (South Carolina), 1982, pp. 265-272.

Conference Papers

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) “Town and Settlement Names in the Bahamas: Who is Alice?”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Ryerson University, May 27, 2017.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) , “Metadata for Analyzing Geolinguistic Variation”, Methods in Dialectology 16, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Tachikawa, Japan, August 7-11, 2017.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) “Parish Names in the English-speaking Caribbean”, XXVIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, University of Debrecen, Hungary, August 31, 2017. [much revised and extended version of 83 above]

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) , “Names of Wines and Wineries in Niagara, Canada”, Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, March 12, 2016.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) , “An Expanded Quantitative Study of Linguistic vs. Geographic Distance Using Romanian Dialect Data”, QUALICO 2016 International Conference on Quantitative Linguistics, Universität Trier, Germany, August 26, 2016.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) , “Metadata and geolinguistic variation”, Special Session, CRLCC Conference, Glendon College, York University, Toronto, November 19, 2016.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) “Parish Names in the English-speaking Caribbean”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, University of Ottawa, May 30, 2015.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Analyzing dialect variation with metadata: the new format of the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas – Crişana”, VIIIth Congress of the International Society for Dialectology and Geolinguistics [SIDG 2015]. Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, September 14, 2015.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) , “Exploring Linguistic vs. Geographic Distance Quantitatively”, VIIIth Congress of the International Society for Dialectology and Geolinguistics [SIDG 2015]. Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, September 18, 2015.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) “The Niagara Peninsula and the Names of its Wineries”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, May 24, 2014.

(with Roopa Desai Trilokekar, Ruth Hayhoe and Qiang Zha) “The Next Global Knowledge Powerhouses? The Importance to Canada’s Role in a Global Knowledge Society of Comparing Chinese and Indian Higher Education Reform Policies”, Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting, Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, May 26, 2014.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Quantitative Studies: The Advantages for Dialectology”, QUALICO 2014 International Conference on Quantitative Linguistics, Olomouc, Czech Republic, May 29, 2014.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “A Comparison of Three Digital Systems for Dialect Geography”, Methods in Dialectology 15, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, August 11-15, 2014.

“The Diverse Naming Patterns of Contemporary India”, XXVth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, University of Glasgow, August 29, 2014.

“The Diversity of Naming Patterns in India”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia, June 1, 2013.

“Names in India”, American Name Society Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, January 6, 2012. [invited key note address]

“Renaming Practices in India”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Waterloo, Ontario, May 26, 2012.

(with Rod Skinkle) “Recruitment of International Students at Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions: A Values Proposition?”, CBIE Annual Conference, Montréal, November 5, 2012.

(with Ted Hewitt and Rod Skinkle) “Comparing International Student and Institutional Objectives at Canadian Colleges and Universities: Implications for Institutional Strategy”, IMHE [Institutional Management in Higher Education] Conference “Attaining and Sustaining Mass Higher Education”, Paris, September 17-19, 2012.

(with Roopa Desai Trilokekar) “The Complex Web of Policy Choices: Dilemmas Facing Indian Higher Education Reform”. BRICS Recent Trends in Higher Education: Analyses around the Pact Between Higher Education and Society, University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and Centre for Advanced Studies, Brazil, November 9, 2012.

“York’s Relationships with India”, Engaging Canada Conference: Higher Education in India and Canada: Opportunities and Challenges, University of Mumbai, December 19, 2012.

(with Jennifer Humphries, Pauline L’Écuyer, and Guangwei Ouyang) “Getting the Facts About Canadian Higher Education”, 63rd Annual NAFSA: Association of International Educators Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 1, 2011.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Defining Dialect Regions with Interpretations: Advancing the Multidimensional Scaling Approach”, Methods in Dialectology 14, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, August 3, 2011.

(with Roopa Desai Trilokekar) “Access, Social Equity and the Challenges of Internationalizing Higher Education: Implications for Canada & India”, CSSHE [Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education] Conference on “Higher Education, Globalization, and Social Justice”, Vancouver, November 3, 2011.

(with Rod Skinkle) , “International Student Prospect Survey – India Cohort 2011”, CBIE Annual Conference, Ottawa, November 21, 2011.

(with André Lapierre) , “Canada’s International Education Strategy: Focus on Scholarships / La Stratégie Internationale en Matière d’Éducation: Les Bourses d’Études”, CBIE Annual Conference, Ottawa, November 23, 2011.

“Education System in Canada, and the Role of Multiculturalism”, Invited Opening Keynote Address, International Seminar on “Land of Promise: Stories of the Immigrant in Multicultural Canada”, Centre for Canadian Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, February 3-5, 2010.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Generalized Online Dialect Atlas”, International Linguistics Association Annual Meeting, New Paltz, New York, April 15 – 17, 2010.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Continuum et fragmentation géolinguistiques d’après l’Atlas linguistique de la Crişana en ligne”. XXVIe Congrès International de Linguistique et Philologie Romanes, Valencia, September 2010.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “RODA: Analytic vs. Interpretive Data in Geolinguistic Variation”, Sixth Congress of Dialectology and Geolinguistics, University of Maribor, Slovenia, September 14, 2009.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “How Do I Know If I Am Right? Checking Quantitative Hypotheses”, Sixth International Conference on Quantitative Linguistics, University of Graz, Austria, September 18, 2009.

“Canada as a Small Country”, International Conference on The University in a Small Country and Global World, University of Latvia, Riga, September 26, 2009.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Identifying Dialect Regions: Specific features vs. overall measures using the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas and Multidimensional Scaling”, Methods in Dialectology XIII Conference, University of Leeds, August, 2008.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Lessons from Digitizing a Linguistic Atlas”, International Conference on Linguistic, Literary and Ethnolinguistic Communication in the New European Context, Iasi, Romania, Académie roumaine, Institut de Philologie roumaine “Al. Philippide”, September 25-27, 2008.

“Introduction: Workshop on Quantitative Approaches to Comparative Linguistics”, International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Montreal, August 6, 2007.

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Data Management and Linguistic Analysis: MDS applied to RODA”, 5th Trier Symposium on Quantitative Linguistics, Trier, Germany, December 7, 2007.

(with Dorin Uritescu & Eric Wheeler) “Seeing Words Change using the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas”, International Linguistic Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, March 31 – April 2, 2006.

(with Dorin Uritescu & Eric Wheeler) “Defining User Access to the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas”, Fifth Congress of Dialectology and Geolinguistics, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, September 4 – 8, 2006.

(with Dorin Uritescu & Eric Wheeler) “Data Capture and Presentation in the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas”, Methods in Dialectology XII Conference, Université de Moncton, August 4, 2005.

“The Role of English in Contemporary Finland”, Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, May 31, 2004.

(with Dorin Uritescu & Eric Wheeler) “Romanian Online Dialect Atlas”, Fifth International Conference on Quantitative Linguistics, Athens, Georgia, May 28, 2003.

“Bilingualism in Contemporary Finland: Whither Swedish?”, Presidential Address, LACUS Forum, Université du Québec à Montréal, August 4, 2001.

(with Eric Wheeler) “Computerized Dialect Atlas of Finnish: Dealing with Ambiguity”, Fourth International Conference of Quantitative Linguistics, Prague, Czech Republic, August 26, 2000.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) “The Naming of Bermuda”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names, Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Québec, June 4, 1999. (same talk as 45) . (solicited by organizing committee)

“Lexicostatistics/Glottochronology: from Swadesh to Sankoff to Starostin to Future Horizons”, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, England, August 21, 1999.

“Bilingualism in Contemporary Finland: Whither Swedish?”, Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Annual Meeting, University College of Cape Breton, Sydney, Nova Scotia, November 7, 1998.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) “The Naming of Bermuda”, Presidential Address, American Name Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 28, 1998.

(with Eric Wheeler) “Multidimensional Scaling Methods Applied to a Computerized Dialect Atlas of Finnish”, Third International Conference on Quantitative Linguistics, Helsinki, Finland, August 28, 1997.

“Finnish Studies in North America and the Internet”, Fifth International Conference on Finnish Studies in North America, University of Toronto, May 19, 1996.

“Mathematical Methods in Dialectology”, Workshop on Mathematical Modelling of Linguistic Relationships, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, April 17, 1995.

(with Raimo Anttila) “On the origin of Suomi and Finland”, Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada, Université du Québec à Montréal, June 4, 1995.

(with André Lapierre) “Patterns in Commercial Aircraft Names: A Preliminary Report”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Calgary, June 12, 1994.

(with André Lapierre) “Commercial Aircraft Names: Brief History and Current Patterns”, American Name Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, December 28, 1994.

“The Name of the Main Character in Frans Emil Sillanpää’s Hurskas kurjuus [Meek Heritage]”, XVIIIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, University of Trier, Germany, April 14, 1993 (expanded version of 33).

(with Juhani Härmä) “In the Georgian capital of Tbilisi: the use of of in onomastic phrases of apposition”, XVIIIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, University of Trier, Germany, April 16, 1993.

(with Juhani Härmä) “In the Georgian capital of Tbilisi: the use of of in onomastic phrases of apposition”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Ottawa, May 31, 1993 (same talk as 35).

“The Name of the Main Character in F.E. Sillanpää’s Hurskas kurjuus [Meek Heritage]”, Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada, Ottawa, June 3, 1993. (same talk as 34)

“The Name of the Main Character in F.E. Sillanpää’s Hurskas kurjuus [Meek Heritage]”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Charlottetown, May 27, 1992.

(with Raimo Anttila) “Place Names in Finland: Settlement History, Sociolinguistics and the Finnish/Swedish language boundary”, UCLA Indo-European conference, May 23, 1991. (same talk as 25) . (solicited by organizing committee)

“Multidimensional Scaling as a Dialectometrical Technique”, First Quantitative Linguistics Conference, University of Trier, Germany, September 26, 1991. (extensively revised version of 22)

“The Iconic Index in Historical Linguistics”, Colloquium on Iconicity in Language, University of Rome, October 3, 1991. [invited]

“Place Names in Finland: Settlement history, sociolinguistics, and the Finnish/Swedish language boundary”, International Linguistic Association, New York City, April 1, 1990.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens and Raimo Anttila) “The Translation of Personal-Names in Astérix”, XVIIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland, August 17, 1990.

“The Use of Titles in Business Names”, XVIIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland, August 16, 1990.

“Place Names in Finland: Settlement History, Sociolinguistics, and the Finnish/Swedish Language Boundary”, Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Annual Meeting, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, November 9, 1990. (same talk as 25)

“The use of titles in business names”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Windsor, June 3, 1988.

(with Zhikang Gan) “The Tone Relation between Mandarin Chinese and Shandong Dialect”, LACUS Forum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, August 18, 1988.

“But what will you call the children?”, XVIth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Université Laval, Québec, August 17, 1987.

“Multidimensional Scaling as a Dialectometrical Technique,” Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Annual Meeting, Université de Moncton, Centre universitaire de Shippagan, New Brunswick, November 13, 1987. [invited]

(with Wolfgang P. Ahrens) “The Toponymy of the Netherlands Antilles (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao)”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, May 29, 1986.

“A Computer Simulated Glottochronological Model”, Symposium on Formalization in Historical Linguistics, Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn, November 24, 1986.

“Dialectometry: what it is and what it can do”, International Linguistic Association, Hunter College, New York City, May 11, 1985.

(with Donna Atkinson) “Maiden Name Retention History and Current Attitudes”, Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto, May 19, 1985.

“-city, -ville, -world, and -land as suffixes in abstract place names”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Montreal, June 3, 1985.

“Dialectometry: new methodology and application to dialects of England”, Canadian Linguistic Association, Montreal, June 4, 1985.

“A New Technique for Dialectometry”, LACUS Forum, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, August 8, 1985.

(with Ami Shalit) “Dialectometry”, International Linguistic Association Annual Meeting, New York University, March 11, 1984.

(with Ruth King) “Attitudes to Maiden Name Retention”, Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Meeting, Guelph, June 11, 1984.

“Personal Name Derived Place Names: First Name, Surname, or another Choice?” XV. Internationaler Kongress für Namenforschung, Leipzig, DDR, August 17, 1984.

“Practical Approaches to Teaching Pronunciation”, Ontario Association of Teachers of German, Spring Meeting, Toronto, March 5, 1983.

“Lexicostatistical Research in Germanic, Romance, Wakashan, and Athapaskan”, International Linguistic Association Annual Meeting, New York University, March 13, 1983.

“Lexicostatistical Research in Tok Pisin, Romance, and ‘Amerindian’”, LACUS Forum, Université Laval, Quebec City, August 10, 1983.

(with Wolfgang P. Ahrens) “Practical Approaches to Dialect Interference in the Teaching of Standard German”, Association of German Canadian Language Schools, Toronto, November 5, 1983, and the same talk repeated on November 6, 1983.

(with Wolfgang P. Ahrens) “Application of Lexicostatistical Reconstruction Incorporating Borrowing to Germanic and Romance”, Linguistic Society of America, Summer Meeting, College Park, Maryland, July 30, 1982.

“Are Personal Name Derived Place Names Sexist?” LACUS Forum, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, August 5, 1982.

“Application of Lexicostatistics to Germanic, Romance, and Wakashan”, International Linguistic Association, Hunter College, New York City, October 9, 1982.

“Analysis of computer reconstruction of simulated and Germanic data”, Canadian Linguistic Association, Halifax, May 25, 1981.

“Lexicostatistical Tree Reconstruction Incorporating Borrowing (Application of lexicostatistical method to Germanic data)”, LACUS Forum, Glendon College, Toronto, August, 11, 1981.

“Analysis of results of computer reconstruction simulation incorporating borrowing”, Linguistic Society of America, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, December 28, 1980.

Book Reviews

Peter Grzybek (ed.), ‘Contributions to the Science of Text and Language. Word Length Studies and Related Issues’, Zeitschrift für Rezensionen zur germanistischen Sprachwissenschaft, volume 2, number 1, 2010, pp. 69-74.

William Bright, ‘Native American Place Names of the United States’, Language, volume 38, number 4, 2008, pp. 877-880.

Brett Kessler, ‘The Significance of Word Lists’, Diachronica, volume 22, number 2, 2005, pp. 429-450.

Dieter Kremer (ed.), ‘Namensoziologie’, Rivista Italiana di Onomastica, volume 7, number 2, 2001, pp. 596-599. [in French]

(with Hans Holm) , H. Mark Hubey, ‘Mathematical Foundations of Linguistics’, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, volume 8, number 2, August 2001, pp. 149-162.

Merrily K. Aubrey, ‘Place Names of Alberta, volume 4, Northern Alberta’, Names, volume 46, number 1, March 1998, pp. 42-49.

April M.S. McMahon, ‘Understanding Language Change’, Diachronica, volume 14, number 1, 1997, pp. 137-148.

Adrian Room, ‘An Alphabetical Guide to the Language of Name Studies’, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 79, number 2, December 1997, pp. 118-122.

Harald Haarman, ‘Die Sprachenwelt Europas: Geschichte und Zukunft der Sprachnationen zwischen Atlantik und Ural’, Language in Society, volume 24, number 1, March 1995, pp. 138-141.

Isidore Dyen, Joseph B. Kruskal, and Paul Black, ‘An Indoeuropean Classification: A Lexicostatistical Experiment’, Diachronica, volume 12, number 2, 1995, pp. 263-268.

(with Raimo Anttila) Norman Bird, ‘The Roots and Non-Roots of Indo-European: A Lexicostatistical Survey’, Diachronica, volume 12, number 2, 1995, pp. 251-254.

Lutz Hummel, ‘Dialektometrische Analysen zum Kleinen Deutschen Sprachatlas [KDSA]’, Language, volume 71, number 1, March 1995, pp. 197-198.

Robbins Burling, ‘Patterns of Language: Structure, Variation, Change’, Language in Society, volume 23, number 4, December 1994, pp. 600-604.

Lars Vikør, ‘The Nordic Languages: Their Status and Interrelations’, Scandinavian-Canadian Studies, volume 7, 1994, pp. 93-99.

Tracey Harrison, ‘Place Names of Alberta, volume 3, Central Alberta’, Names, volume 42, number 4, December 1994, pp. 292-296.

Hans Henrich Hock, ‘Principles of Historical Linguistics, Second Edition’, Diachronica, volume 10, number 1, 1993, pp. 131-134.

Edgar C. Polomé (ed.), ‘Research Guide on Language Change’, Diachronica, volume 10, number 2, 1993, pp. 270-284.

Jenny Cheshire (ed.), ‘English Around the World: Sociolinguistic Perspectives’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 38, number 4, December 1993, pp. 444-450.

Philippe Thoiron and Alain Pavé, “Index et Concordance pour ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ de Lewis Carroll”, Glottometrika, volume 13, 1992, pp. 299-300.

Royal Skousen, ‘Analogical Modeling of Language’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 37, number 1, March 1992, pp. 85-90.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) Stephen Barbour and Patrick Stevenson, ‘Variation in German: A critical approach to German Sociolinguistics’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 37, number 1, March 1992, pp. 55-61.

(with Wolfgang Ahrens) Charles V.J. Russ (ed.), ‘The Dialects of Modern German: A Linguistic Survey’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 37, number 1, March 1992, pp. 61-63.

Aphrodite Karamitsanis, ‘Place Names of Alberta, volume 1, Mountains, Mountain Parks and Foothills’, ‘volume 2, Southern Alberta’, Names, volume 40, number 3, September 1992, pp. 200-202.

Mieko Ogura, “Dynamic Dialectology: A Study of Language in Time and Space”, Diachronica, volume 8, number 1, 1991, pp.103-116.

Heikki Leskinen and Eero Kiviniemi (eds.), ‘Finnish Onomastics/Namenkunde in Finnland’, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 73, number 1, June 1991, pp. 42-48.

Heinrich Kleine, ‘Phonologische und Statistisch-Dialektgeographische Untersuchungen an Nordelsässischen Ortsdialekten’, Language, volume 67, number 1, March 1991, pp. 183-184.

Mieko Ogura, ‘Dynamic Dialectology: A Study of Language in Time and Space’, Language, volume 67, number 3, September 1991, pp. 657-658.

‘Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Sprachforschung. Band 100/Heft 1 und 2’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 35, number 1, March 1990, pp. 54-56.

Alfred Bammesberger, ‘English Linguistics’, Word, volume 41, number 3, December 1990, pp. 371-376. [preliminary version, California Linguistic Newsletter, volume 20, number 3, May-June 1990, pp. 30-31.]

Jean-Claude Boulanger (ed.), ‘Le Nom Propre au Carrefour des études humaines et des Sciences Sociales’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 35, number 4, December 1990, pp. 379-380.

Robert L. Hadlich and J.D. Ellsworth (eds.), ‘East meets West: Homage to Edgar C. Knowlton, Jr.’, Word, volume 40, number 3, December 1989, pp. 375-382.

Stanley McCray, ‘Advanced Principles of Historical Linguistics’, Word, volume 40, number 3, December 1989, pp. 403-407.

Alexis Manaster-Ramer (ed.), ‘Mathematics of Language’, Language, volume 65, number 4, December 1989, pp. 902-904.

(with Raimo Anttila) Vitalij V. Shevoroshkin and T. L. Markey (eds.), ‘Typology, Relationship and Time’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 33, number 1, March 1988, pp. 79-89.

Frank Parker, ‘Linguistics for Non-Linguists’, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, volume 84, number 4, October 1988, pp. 1574-1575.

Peter E. Raper, ‘Dictionary of Southern African Place Names’, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 70, number 2, December 1988, pp. 89-92.

Gyula Décsy, ‘Statistical Report on the Languages of the World as of 1985, Part II’, Language, volume 64, number 3, September 1988, pp. 649-650.

Richard Y. Bourhis (ed.), ‘Conflict and Language Planning in Quebec’, Language in Society, volume 16, number 2, June 1987, pp. 261-265.

Wolfgang Huber, ‘Vom quantitativen zum qualitativen Begriff der Information’, Erasmus [I have not been able to ascertain the page numbers].

Cheris Kramarae and Paula A. Treichler, ‘A Feminist Dictionary’, Journal of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association, volume 9, 1987, pp. 161-164.

George Yule, ‘The Study of Language’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 32, number 2, June 1987, pp. 214-216.

W. J. Hutchins, ‘Machine Translation: past, present, future’, Computers and Translation, volume 2, 1987, pp. 119-123.

combined review of Florian Coulmas, ‘Sprache und Staat: Studien zur Sprachplanung’, and Florian Coulmas (ed.), ‘Linguistic Minorities and Literacy’, Language, volume 63, number 4, December 1987, pp. 906-910.

Peter Stein, ‘Kreolisch und Französisch’, Language, volume 63, number 2, June 1987, pp. 446-447.

John M. Kirk, Stewart Sanderson, and J. D. A. Widdowson (eds.), ‘Studies in Linguistic Geography’, Language, volume 63, number 2, June 1987, pp. 429-430.

Gyula Décsy, ‘Statistical Report on the Languages of the World as of 1985, Part I’, Language, volume 63, number 2, June 1987, pp. 448-450.

André Martinet, ‘Des Steppes aux Océans: L’indo européen et les “Indo Européens”’, Language, volume 63, number 2, June 1987, pp. 426-427.

Anthony Woods, Paul Fletcher, and Arthur Hughes, ‘Statistics in Language Studies’, Language, volume 63, number 4, December 1987, pp. 921-922.

Michael Clyne, ‘Language and Society in the German Speaking Countries’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 30, number 4, Winter 1986, pp. 486-488.

David Kilby, ‘Descriptive Syntax and the English Verb’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 31, number 3, Fall 1986, pp. 306-308.

Alfred Bammesberger, ‘English Etymology’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 31, number 3, Fall 1986, pp. 303-306.

Virgil J. Vogel, ‘Indian Names in Michigan’, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 68, number 2, December 1986, pp. 67-68.

István Bátori and Heinz J. Weber (eds.), ‘Neue Ansätze in Maschineller Sprachübersetzung: Wissensrepräsentation und Textbezug’, Computers and Translation, volume 1, number 4, October-December 1986, pp. 269-271.

W.F. Bolton, ‘The Language of 1984: Orwell’s English and Ours’, Language, volume 62, number 1, March 1986, pp. 214-215.

Alfred Bammesberger, ‘A Sketch of Diachronic English Morphology’, Language, volume 62, number 1, March 1986, pp. 212-213.

Mary R. Miller, ‘Place names of the Northern Neck of Virginia’, Language in Society, volume 14, number 1, March 1985, pp. 145-146.

Philip M. Smith, ‘Language, the Sexes and Society’, Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme, volume 6, number 4, Winter 1985, pp. 119-120.

James Floyd Smith, ‘Language and Language Attitudes in a Bilingual Community: Terherne (Friesland)’, Language in Society, volume 14, number 2, June 1985, p. 279.

Walter A. Sedelow and Sally Yeates Sedelow, (eds.), ‘Computers in Language Research, Volume 2’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 30, number 1, Spring 1985, pp. 83-84.

Karl-Dieter Bünting and Wolfgang Eichler, ‘ABC der deutschen Grammatik’, Die Unterrichtspraxis, volume 18, number 1, Spring 1985, pp. 216-217.

Adrian Akmajian, Richard A. Demers, and Robert M. Harnish, ‘Linguistics: an Introduction to Language and Communication’, Second Edition, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 30, number 1, Spring 1985, pp. 84-90.

John R. Costello, ‘Syntactic Change and Syntactic Reconstruction: A Tagmemic Approach’, Language, volume 61, number 2, June 1985, pp. 497-498.

Aldo Scaglione, (ed.), ‘The Emergence of National Languages’, Language, volume 61, number 3, September 1985, pp. 732-733.

Charles W. J Withers, ‘Gaelic in Scotland 1698 1981’, Language, volume 61, number 3, September 1985, pp. 718-719.

Annette Sabban, ‘Gälisch Englischer Sprachkontakt’, Language, volume 61, number 3, September 1985, p. 719.

Francine Frank and Frank Anshen, ‘Language and the Sexes’, Language, volume 61, number 4, December 1985, p. 935.

Gerald Leonard Cohen, ‘Origin of the Term “Shyster”’, Language, volume 61, number 4, December 1985, pp. 924-925.

Lawrence D. Carrington (ed.), ‘Studies in Caribbean Language’, Language, volume 61, number 4, December 1985, pp. 927-928.

Isabelle Kreindler, (ed.), ‘The changing status of Russian in the Soviet Union’, Language, volume 60, number 1, March 1984, pp. 159-161.

Robert A. Hall, Jr., ‘The Kensington Rune Stone is Genuine’, Word, volume 35, number 1, April 1984, pp. 113-115.

Ursula Klenk, ‘Formale Sprachen’, Word, volume 35, number 1, April 1984, pp. 115-118.

Daniel Dugast, ‘La Statistique Lexicale’, Quantitative Linguistics, volume 25, 1984, pp. 184-187.

Daniel Dugast, ‘Vocabulaire et Stylistique 1: Théâtre et Dialogue’, Quantitative Linguistics, volume 26. 1984, pp. 164-167.

Philippe Thoiron, ‘Dynamisme du texte et stylostatistique’, Quantitative Linguistics, volume 26, 1984, pp. 168-170.

Evelyn Hatch and Hossein Farhady, ‘Research Design and Statistics for Applied Linguistics’, Word, volume 35, number 3, December 1984, pp. 283-285.

Beatrice Stadler, ‘Language Maintenance and Assimilation: The Case of Selected German Speaking Immigrants in Vancouver, Canada’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 29, number 2, Fall 1984, pp. 190-192.

Winfried Lenders and Klaus Peter Wegera (eds.), ‘Maschinelle Auswertung sprachhistorischer Quellen’, Language, volume 60, number 3, September 1984, p.667.

Jürgen Kunz (ed.) ‘Automatische Analyse des Deutschen’, Language, volume 60, number 3, September 1984, pp. 667-668.

Michael Davenport, Erik Hansen, and Hans Frede Nielsen (eds.), ‘Current topics in English historical linguistics’, Language, volume 60, number 3, September 1984, pp. 662- 663.

Hans Goebl, ‘Dialektometrie: Prinzipien und Methoden des Einsatzes der Numerischen Taxonomie im Bereich der Dialektgeographie’, Language, volume 60, number 3, September 1984, pp. 654-655.

Aldo Scaglione, ‘The Theory of German Word Order from the Renaissance to the Present’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 28, number 1, Spring 1983, pp. 83-84.

Peter C. Patton and Renee A. Holoien, ‘Computing in the Humanities’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 28, number 1, Spring 1983, pp. 79-80.

combined review of Karl C. Diller, (ed.), ‘Individual Differences and Universals in Language Learning Aptitude’; Robin C. Scarcella and Stephen D. Krashen, (eds.), ‘Research in Second Language Acquisition’; Roger W. Andersen, (ed.), ‘New Dimensions in Second Language Acquisition Research’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 28, number 2, Fall 1983, pp. 185-187.

Gabriel Altmann, ‘Statistik für Linguisten’, Word, volume 34, number 2, 1983, pp. 129-133.

Bernard Comrie (ed.), ‘Studies in the languages of the USSR’, Language, volume 59, number 3, September 1983, pp. 697-698.

Stig Johansson, ‘Studies of error gravity: native reactions to errors produced by Swedish learners of English’, Language, volume 59, number 4, December 1983, pp. 940-941.

Solomon A. Birnbaum, ‘Yiddish: A Survey and a Grammar’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 27, number 1, Spring 1982, pp. 76-77.

T. L. Markey, ‘Frisian’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 27, number 2, Fall 1982, pp. 182-183.

Georges Bourcier, English adaptation by Cecily Clark, ‘An Introduction to the History of the English Language’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 27, number 2, Fall 1982, pp. 183-184.

Bozena Henisz Dostert, R. Ross Macdonald, and Michael Zarechnak, ‘Machine Translation’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 26, number 2, Fall 1981, pp. 234-236.

J. Hintikka, J. Niiniluoto, and E. Saarinen, ‘Essays on Mathematical and Philosophical Logic’, Word, volume 32, number 3, 1981, pp. 238-241.

Robert Henry Billigmeier, ‘A Crisis in Swiss Pluralism’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, volume 25, number 2, Fall 1980, pp. 234-235.

Research Reports

“What is Global Engagement?” / “Qu’est-ce que l’engagement mondial?”, commissioned by CBIE [Canadian Bureau for International Education], November 2015, for distribution at the Annual CBIE Conference, Niagara Falls, November 22-25, 2015.

(with assistance from Neil Gold, André Lapierre and Michael Stevenson) , commissioned report “Canada’s International Education Strategy: Focus on Scholarships” / “La stratégie du Canada en éducation internationale: Les bourses d’études” (CBIE Research Series). Ottawa: CBIE [Canadian Bureau for International Education]. August 2011. [24 pages in each language] http://www.cbie-bcei.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/CBIE-research-cdn-intl-education-strategy-E-WEB.pdf and http://www.cbie-bcei.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/CBIE-research-cdn-intl-education-strategy-FR-WEB.pdf

Forthcoming

(with Dorin Uritescu and Eric Wheeler) “Identifying Dialect Regions: Specific features vs. overall measures using the Romanian Online Dialect Atlas and Multidimensional Scaling”, in Papers from the Methods in Dialectology XIII Conference, Leeds, 2008, Clive Upton (ed.). (in press)

Rudi Keller, ‘On Language Change: The Invisible Hand in Language’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, (to appear).

April McMahon and Robert McMahon, ‘Language Classification by Numbers’, Language (to appear).

Alok Mukherjee, ‘This Gift of English”, Word (to appear).

Sebastian M. Rasinger, ‘Quantitative Research in Linguistics. An Introduction’, Word (to appear).

Thirty-Ninth LACUS Forum: Language Varieties, ed. by Sheila Embleton, Michael Cummings, Casey Sutcliffe, William Sullivan & Dan Mailman. (in preparation)

(with Steve Alsop, Dawn Bazely & Idil Boran) "Administrative Closure of York University Centre in Sustainability", Educating for Sustainability in Unsustainable Environments, ed. Jane Haladay & Scott Hicks. East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University Press. (invited;in preparation)

(with Roopa Desai Trilokekar & Amira El Masri) , “India and the EU: Examining models of collaboration, opportunities and limitations through case studies” (title TBA, Sense Publishers, in the series “Global Perspectives on Higher Education, ed. Philip Altbach, Hans de Wit and Laura Rumbley), ed. Elizabeth Balbachevsky, Yuzhuo Cai, Heather Eggins & Svetlana Shenderova. (in preparation)

(with Roopa Desai Trilokekar & Amira El Masri) , "World Class Universities": How Canadian Higher education is mediating the global race with local realities?, In Pursuit of World Class Universities: A Global Experience, ed. Marcelo Rabossi, Saeed Paivandi & Kishore Joshi. Delhi, India: Studera Press. (in preparation)

Elisabeth Waugaman, ‘Women, Their Names, and the Stories They Tell (Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We Are Going)’, Onomastica Canadiana (to appear).

Joy Damousi, ‘Colonial Voices. A Cultural History of English in Australia 1840-1940’, Canadian Woman Studies (to appear).

Marja Järventausta and Marko Pantermöller (eds.), ‘Finnische Sprache, Literatur und Kultur im deutschsprachigen Raum’, Word (to appear).

Terhi Ainiala, Minna Saarelma & Paula Sjöblom, ‘Names in Focus’, Journal of Finnish Studies (to appear).

(with Raimo Antilla) Introduction to Historical Linguistics, John Benjamins Inc., Amsterdam and Philadelphia (in preparation; 2 out of 11 chapters, both written by SE, completed).

(with Raimo Anttila) Workbook for Historical Linguistics, John Benjamins Inc., Amsterdam and Philadelphia (in preparation).

Assessment of lexicostatistical accuracy at large time depths.

Further development of dialectometry, with application to dialects of England, Finland, Romania, China, and later to other languages. [funded so far by a series of five SSHRCC grants]

Place-names and personal-names, particularly as they reflect societal attitudes and changes.

Linguistic situation within the European Union, including position of minority languages (special emphasis on Finland)

Contemporary issues in higher education policy, particularly comparative study or involving internationalization.

Other

(with Roopa Desai Trilokekar, Amira El Masri, Zainab Kizilbash and Neville Panthaki) , “Modi’s visit to Canada: a missed opportunity?” University World News, Issue 366, May 10, 2015.

“What is Global Engagement?” / “Qu’est-ce que l’engagement mondial?”, commissioned by CBIE [Canadian Bureau for International Education], November 2015, for distribution at the Annual CBIE Conference, Niagara Falls, November 22-25, 2015.

(with assistance from Neil Gold, André Lapierre and Michael Stevenson) , commissioned report “Canada’s International Education Strategy: Focus on Scholarships” / “La stratégie du Canada en éducation internationale: Les bourses d’études” (CBIE Research Series). Ottawa: CBIE [Canadian Bureau for International Education]. August 2011. [24 pages in each language] http://www.cbie-bcei.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/CBIE-research-cdn-intl-education-strategy-E-WEB.pdf and http://www.cbie-bcei.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/CBIE-research-cdn-intl-education-strategy-FR-WEB.pdf

“Need to Create an Attractive Profile for Canadian Education”, India Abroad, January 15, 2010.

“Friends at York University honoured Varpu Lindström”, Vapaa Sana, June 21, 2010.

“Need to Act Now”, India Abroad Supplement on Education, July 2010.

“York University Welcomes Indian Students”, India Abroad Supplement on Education, page 10, June 2007.

(with Eric Wheeler) Finnish Dialect Atlas Project: Form of Data. Technical Report, 10 page manuscript, York University, 2006.

“Thoughts on the 50th Anniversary of Onomastica Canadiana”, Onomastica Canadiana, volume 83, number 2, December 2001, pp. 64-67. [refereed journal, but this short article was invited for the anniversary, and not refereed]

“Statistics and Historical Linguistics: Some Comments”, Mother Tongue, issue 24, March 1995, pp. 41-45. [Solicited by the editor]

(with Eric Wheeler) Dialect Project: Technical Report, 62 page manuscript, York University, 1994.

“More on the Term ‘Allophone’: Some comments on Canadian usage”, California Linguistic Newsletter, volume 20, number 2, December-January 1989/90, pp. 1-2.

“Aboriginal languages in Canada: questions and answers”, Letter to the Editor, Language and Society, number 16, September 1985, p. 16.

“New term for allophone”, Letter to the Editor, Language and Society, number 9, Spring 1983, p. 22.

“Report of the Secretary for Canada”, by A. M. Kinloch, Edward Berry, Guy Carden, C. D. Ellis, Sheila M. Embleton, et al., appears in Newsletter of the American Dialect Society, volume 15, number l, January 1983, pp. 10 12 and in Publications of the Modern Language Association, volume 97, number 6, November 1982, p. 1102.

“User’s Guide to the Lexicostatistical Simulation and Reconstruction Programs”, University of Toronto, 1981. (a 5l page user’s guide to the lexicostatistical simulation and reconstruction algorithm programs developed as part of my Ph.D. thesis, allowing for varying replacement and borrowing rates, etc., written in response to numerous requests for copies of the program.)

“Mathematical Linguistics Bibliography”, University of Toronto, 1978. (10-page annotated bibliography, subdivided by subject area, designed to aid the newcomer to the field) (distributed to all faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto, as well as to various other interested people)

“A Note on ‘The Structure of the “Equation” copular Sentence in Italian”, accepted by Canadian Journal of Italian Studies, which ceased publication before the article could be published.

“Personal Reflections on the Fields Institute at 25”, The Fields Institute Turns Twenty-Five, edited by Elaine McKinnon Riehm, in press [short article invited for this volume, not refereed.]

“Personal Reflections on the Fields Institute at 25”, The Fields Institute Turns Twenty-Five, edited by Elaine McKinnon Riehm, in press [short article invited for this volume, not refereed.]