Margaret Maclagan

Margaret Maclagan

Adjunct Professor
Communication Disorders Unit 11 107
Internal Phone: 95316

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Major research interest is the study of New Zealand English (NZE). Including: - Historical analysis within the Origins of New Zealand English Project (ONZE) with colleagues in the Department of Linguistics- Acoustic analysis of the vowel system of modern NZE - On-going changes within the NZE sound system- The relevance of sound change for speech-language therapists. Other research areas:- The relationship between English and Maori in the pronunciation of Maori speakers- Sound change over time in Maori; Analysis of Maori English- Analysis of change in the speech of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Recent Publications

  • Davis B. and Maclagan MA. (2016) Sociolinguistics, language and aging. In Wright HH (Ed.), Cognition, Language and Aging: 221-245. Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  • Davis B., Maclagan M. and Shenk D. (2016) The silent violence of marginalization and teasing in dementia care residences. Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict 4(1): 35-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/jlac.4.1.02dav.
  • Keegan P., Watson C., Hoda R., King J. and Maclagan M. (2016) Building a Māori Language Pronunciation Tool Based on a Māori Speaker Database. Chiayi, Taiwan: New Ways of Analyzing Variation in Asia-Pacific (NWAV-AP 4), 22-24 Apr 2016
  • Keegan P., Watson C., King J., Maclagan M. and Harlow R. (2016) Developing a Māori Language Pronunciation Tool Based on a Māori Speaker Database. Kobe, Japan: The Asian Conference on Language Learning (ACLL 2016), 28 Apr-1 May 2016
  • Keegan P., Watson C., King J., Maclagan M. and Harlow R. (2016) MPai, a MÄori language pronunciation tool for improving the pronunciation of MÄori. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE), 20-23 Nov 2016