UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Professor Jennifer Hay

School of Language, Social and Political Sciences; Linguistics; New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour



Phone: +64 3 364 2987 ext. 6242

Office: Locke Building (English) 210

Fields of Research

  • Morphology
  • Phonetics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Laboratory Phonology
  • Sociophonetics
  • New Zealand English

Researcher Summary

Professor Jen Hay has primary research interests in New Zealand English, sociophonetics, laboratory phonology and morphology. She is Director of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour, and is involved in collaborative interdisciplinary projects with a number faculty in the institute.

Subject Area: Disciplines

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Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

Conference - Other
  • Best, C., Shaw, J., Docherty, G., Evans, B., Foulkes, P. and Hay, JB. (2016) In the beholder’s ear: Perceiving English vowels across Sydney, London, York and Newcastle accents. Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia: 1st Workshop on Sociophonetic Variability in the English Varieties of Australia, 4/7/2016.
  • Bresnan, J. and Hay, JB. (2016) The dynamics of 'is' contraction. Leuven, Belgium: Probabilistic variation across dialects and varieties, 4/4/2016.
  • Hay, JB. (2016) Perceptual Dynamics (Invited Discussant). Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA: Laboratory Phonology, 14/7/2016.
  • Pierrehumbert, J., Hay, JB., Walker, A. and LaShell, P. (2016) Word specific effects in a New Zealand English push chain. Lancaster University, Lancashire, UK: British Association of Academic Phoneticians, 30/3/2016.
  • Podlubny, R., Hay, JB. and McAuliffe, M. (2016) Car-talk: How physical environment influences speech production and perception. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA: Laboratory Phonology, 14/7/2016.
  • Clark, L., Hay, J., Rathcke, T., Stuart-Smith, J. and Watson, K. (2015) How Scottish ancestry influenced early New Zealanders' vowel lengths. Dunedin, New Zealand: New Zealand Linguistics Society, 14/12/2015.
  • Heyne, M., Derrick, D. and Hay, JB. (2015) An ultrasound study of monophthongs in New Zealand English. Western Sydney University, Parramatta, Australia: 46th Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society, 9/12/2015.
  • MacFarlane, A. and Hay, J. (2015) Voice Activated: Spreading Activation and Indexicality. 10th UK Language Variation and Change Conference (UKLVC), 1/9/2015.
  • Needle, J., Pierrehumbert, J. and Hay, J. (2015) Effects of Pseudomorphology on the wordlikeness of pseudowords. Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing 2015, 3/9/2015.
  • Racz, P., Beckner, C., Hay, J. and Pierrehumbert, J. (2015) Morphological convergence as on-line lexical analogy. Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, 3/9/2015.
  • Rácz, P., Beckner, C., Hay, JB. and Pierrehumbert, JB. (2015) Morphological convergence in an online task. Dunedin: New Zealand Linguistics Society, 14/12/2015.
  • Rose, D., Hume, B. and Hay, JB. (2015) Morphological predictability shapes the phonetic realization of morphemes. Dunedin: New Zealand Linguistics Society Conference, 14/12/2015.
  • Sóskuthy, M. and Hay, J. (2015) A real-time study of the accumulation of local phonetic effects in lexical representations: changing word durations in New Zealand English. 10th UK Language Variation and Change Conference (UKLVC), 1/9/2015.
  • Soskuthy, M. and Hay, J. (2015) Changing word usage patterns lead to changing word durations in New Zealand English. PAC 2015: Variation, Change and Spoken Corpora, 9/4/2015.
  • Watson, K., Hay, J., Stuart-Smith, J., Clark, L. and Rathcke, T. (2015) How Scottish ancestry influenced early New Zealanders' vowel lengths. 10th UK Language Variation and Change Conference (UKLVC), 1/9/2015.
  • Clark, L., Hay, J., Walsh, L. and Millar, P. (2014) Investigating within-speaker variation in the QuakeBox Canterbury earthquake stories. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 43, 23/10/2014.
  • Fitzgerald, K., Papp, V. and Hay, J. (2014) F0 as a word boundary cue for segmenting New Zealand English ethnolects. 15th International Australasian Speech Science & Technology Conference (SST), 2/12/2014.
  • Gruber, JF., Hay, JB., King, J. and Johnston, L. (2014) Maori gestures of the hands, head and eyebrows. 6th International Society for Gesture Studies Conference, 8/7/2014.
  • Gruber, JF., Johnston, L., Hay, J. and King, J. (2014) Variations of the hand and brow: Patterns of on-verbal communication in New Zealand. New Ways of Analyzing Variation Asia Pacific 3 (NWAV-AP), 1/5/2014.
  • Needle, J., Pierrehumbert, J. and Hay, J. (2014) Phonotactic probability and wordlikeness: a flexible pseudoword generator with triphones. 19th Mid-Continental Phonetics & Phonology Conference, 12/9/2014.
  • Racz, P. and Hay, J. (2014) Gender and age as cues in adult social language learning. Variation in Language Acquisition, 2/12/2014.
  • Racz, P., Beckner, C., Hay, J. and Pierrehumbert, J. (2014) Morphological variation in the English past tense. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 43, 23/10/2014.
  • Racz, P., Beckner, C., Hay, JB. and Pierrehumbert, JB. (2014) Rules, Analogy and Social Factors codetermine past-tense formation patterns in English. Joint Workshop between SIGMORPHON and SIGFSM, Association for Computational Linguistics (MORPHFSM2014), 27/6/2014.
  • Rose, D., Racz, P., Hay, J. and Hume, B. (2014) Blocking in linguistic associative learning. 15th International Australasian Speech Science & Technology Conference (SST), 2/12/2014.
  • Shaw, J., Best, CT., Mulak, K., Docherty, G., Evans, B., Foulkes, P., Hay, J., Al-Tamimi, J., Mair, K., Peek, M. and Wood, S. (2014) Effects of short-term exposure to unfamiliar regional accents: Australians’ categorization of London and Yorkshire English consonants. Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association, 3/12/2014.
  • Sóskuthy, M., Foulkes, P., Hughes, V., Hay, J. and Haddican, B. (2014) Word-specific and sub-phonemic representations: yod-dropping and /u:/-fronting in Derby. 14th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, 25/7/2014.
  • Fiasson, R. and Hay, J. (2013) Imitation effects within and across word positions: a cross-linguistic study. Variation and Language Processing 2, 16/1/2013.
  • Fitzgerald, K., Hay, J. and Papp, V. (2013) Word Segmentation Strategies in Pakeha and Maori English. New Zealand Linguistic Society conference, 11/2013.
  • Gruber, J., Johnston, L., Hay, J. and King, J. (2013) A Māori gestural repertoire. Linguistics Society of New Zealand 20th Biennial Conference, 20/11/2013.
  • Gruber, J., King, J., Hay, J. and Johnston, L. (2013) Gesturing with an accent? The influence of speaker and interlocutor ethnicity on the implementation of co-speech gesture. Variation and Language Processing II, 16/1/2013.
  • Hay, J. and Walker, A. (2013) Skewed experience with words affects lexical access patterns. Variation and Language Processing 2, 16/1/2013.
  • Fiasson, R., Hay, J., Mounfort-Davies, M. and Chevreton, S. (2012) A cross-linguistic study of positional transfer using the imitation paradigm. 13th Language and Society Conference, 28/11/2012.
  • Gruber, J., King, J., Hay, J. and Johnston, L. (2012) Te ngeru me te manu (the cat and the bird): Language dependent non-verbal behaviour in Māori/English bilinguals. 43rd Annual Conference of Australian Linguistic Society (ALS), 5/12/2012.
  • Hattori, K., Derrick, D. and Hay, J. (2012) Examination of spontaneous non-native directed speech. 14th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, 6/12/2012.
  • Hay, J. (2012) The social side of words. The Social Side of Speech, 11/4/2012.
  • Hay, J. (2012) Using a large annotated historical corpus to study word-specific effects in sound change. Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTA), 4/12/2012.
  • Hay, J. and Kuperman, V. (2012) Spoken Morphology: Investigating the implementation of plural /s/ in a large corpus of historical New Zealand English. Data-Rich Approaches to English Morphology: From corpora and experiments to theory and back, 4/7/2012.
  • Hay, J., Kuperman, V. and Saarinen, P. (2012) Paradigmatic structure in plural duration: A cross dialectal study. 13th Language and Society Conference, 28/11/2012.
  • Johnston, L., King, J. and Hay, J. (2012) Ethnic and Sex Bias in Televised Non-Verbal Behaviors? 13th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP13), 20/6/2012.
  • Johnston, L., King, J. and Hay, J. (2012) Forming impressions of others from the nonverbal gestures they use while speaking different languages. 13th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP13), 20/6/2012.
  • Newman, K., Johnston, L., King, J. and Hay, J. (2012) New Zealand and non-verbal racism: is there ethnic bias in Shortland Street? Democracy in the Pacific, 18/10/2012.
  • Saarinen, P. (2012) Consonant length in Finnish morphological paradigms. 13th Language and Society Conference, 28/11/2012.
  • Drager, K. and Hay, J. (2011) Mergers in Production and Perception. International Society for the Linguistics of English 2011 Conference (ISLE 2011), 17/6/2011.
  • Drager, K., Clifford, R. and Hay, J. (2011) The production and perception of a low back vowel merger. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 40. Georgetown, 10/2011.
  • King, J., Hay, J. and Johnston, L. (2011) Bilingual speakers of Maori: Different language, different gestural cues? International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB8), 15/6/2011.
  • Drager, K. and Hay, J. (2010) A Novice's Guide to Understanding Mixed Effects Models. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 39 (NWAV 39), 4/11/2010.
  • Drager, K. and Hay, J. (2010) Visual subliminal primes affect vowel perception. 12th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon 12), 8/7/2010.
  • King, J., Hay, J. and Johnston, L. (2010) Analysing gestural cues in young Māori bilinguals. 12th New Zealand Language & Society Conference, 22/11/2010.
  • Walker, A. and Hay, J. (2010) Congruence between 'word age' and 'voice age' facilitates lexical access. 12th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, 8/7/2010.
  • Drager, K. and Walker, A. (2009) Phonetic variation in polysemous words. Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting, 8/1/2009.
  • Hay, J. (2009) Usage-based representations: evidence from New Zealand English /r/-sandhi. The Sixth Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP6), 22/1/2009.
  • Hay, J. and Nilson, E. (2009) Self-priming in New Zealanders' speech about Australia. Linguistic Society of New Zealand 18th Biennial Conference, 30/11/2009.
  • Nokes, J. and Hay, J. (2009) A large scale investigation into rhythmic changes in New Zealand English. Linguistic Society of New Zealand 18th Biennial Conference, 30/11/2009.
  • Drager, K., Hay, J. and Walker, A. (2008) Emotional affect influencing vowel perception. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, 3/1/2008.
  • Guy, G., Hay, J. and Walker, A. (2008) Phonological, lexical, and frequency factors in coronal stop deletion in early New Zealand English. Laboratory Phonology 11 Conference, 30/6/2008.
  • Hay, J. (2008) Speech Perception with Attitude: Adventures on a Fush/Feesh continuum. Australian Linguistics Society, 7/2008.
  • Hay, J. (2008) Variable environments, alternating environments, and phrasal storage. Second Annual Colloquium of the Stuttgart Collaborative Research Center in Linguistics and Computational Linguistics, 14/11/2008.
  • Hay, J., Walker, A., Docherty, G. and Whitcombe, RJ. (2008) Talking about Old Events using Old /t/s. NWAV 37, 6/11/2008.
  • Docherty, G., Hay, J. and Walker, A. (2007) Variation and Change in New Zealand English phrase-final /t/. UK Language Variation and Change Conference (UKLVC6), 11/9/2007.
  • Hay, J. and Toivonen, I. (2007) Segment duration in Inari Sami. Linguistics Association of Great Britain Annual Meeting, 29/8/2007.
  • Hay, J., Walker, A. and Drager, K. (2007) Getting your facts right: the effect of affect on speech perception. Linguistic Society of New Zealand (LSNZ) 17th Biennial Conference, 19/11/2007.
  • Drager, K. and Hay, J. (2006) Can you really believe your ears? The effect of stuffed toys on vowel perception. New Zealand Language and Society Conference, 19/8/2006.
  • Hay, J. and Maclagan, M. (2006) Are all /r/s alike? Degrees of Constriction in New Zealand English intrusive /r/. New Zealand Language and Society Conference, 19/8/2006.
  • Hay, J., Drager, K. and Warren, P. (2006) Cross-dialectal exemplar priming. Laboratory Phonology 10, 29/6/2006.
  • Toivonen, I. and Hay, J. (2006) A phonetic study of the Inari Saami ternary length distinction. The 22nd Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, 19/6/2006.
  • Hay, J. and Gibson, A. (2005) Hearing /r/-sandhi. New Zealand Linguistic Society, 11/2005.
  • Nolan, A., Hay, J. and Drager, K. (2005) The effect of regional labels on speech perception. New Zealand Linguistic Society, 11/2005.
  • Toivonen, I. and Hay, J. (2005) The effect of vowel length on a ternary consonant length distinction: A phonetic study of Inari Sami. 79th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), 6/1/2005.
  • Anderson, N., Arnold, J., Barron, M., Evans, C., Hay, J., McConnel, D., McKenzie, J., Nielsen, D. and Walker, A. (2004) To thee or not to thee: The linguistic and social distribution of (the) before vowels in New Zealand English. New Zealand Language and Society Conference, 9/2004.
  • Fromont, R. and Hay, J. (2004) Development of an interactive digital corpus of New Zealand English. New Zealand Language and Society Conference, 9/2004.
  • Hay, J. and Warren, P. (2004) Sound Change and Spoken Word Recognition: Evidence from Merger. 78th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), 8/1/2004.
  • Hay, J., Warren, P. and Drager, K. (2004) Sound change and the social indexing of lexical exemplars: evidence from NEAR the SQUARE. New Zealand Language and Society Conference, 9/2004.
  • Warren, P., Hay, J. and Thomas, B. (2004) The loci of sound change effects in recognition and perception. 9th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, 24/6/2004.
  • Bod, R., Hay, J. and Jannedy, S. (2003) Is there evidence for a probabilistic language faculty? 12th International Congress of Logic Methodology and Philosophy of Science, 8/2003.
  • Warren, P., Rae, M. and Hay, J. (2003) Word recognition and sound merger: the case of the front-centering dipthongs in New Zealand English. International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 3/8/2003.
  • Wright, S., Bent, T. and Hay, J. (2003) Anthony and Cleopatra: A Gendered Frequency Effect and the Naming Conspiracy. Linguistic Society of America, 1/2003.
  • Attardo, S., Nelms, J., Poggi, I. and Hay, J. (2002) Multimodal Markers of Sarcasm and Irony. Paper presented at the Georgetown University Roundtable on Linguistics, 3/2002. In Georgetown
  • Baayen, H. and Hay, J. (2002) Affix productivity and base productivity. ESSE 6, 8/2002.
  • Bent, T., Wright, S. and Hay, J. (2002) Elvis and Priscilla: the Phonological Conspiracy Deepens. Paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, 1/2002.
  • Hay, J. and Baayen, H. (2002) Probabilistic Phonotactics and Morphological Productivity. ESSE 6, 8/2002.
  • Hay, J. and Maclagan, M. (2002) Does spelling influence perception when sounds are merging? Paper presented at NWAV 31, 10/2002.
  • Plag, I. and Hay, J. (2002) Suffix combinations, grammatical restrictions and parsing. 10th International Morphology Meeting, 9/5/2002.
  • Sudbury, A. and Hay, J. (2002) The fall and rise of /r/: Rhoticity and /r/-sandhi in early New Zealand English. NWAV 30, 10/2002. 281-295.
  • Warren, P., Rae, M. and Hay, J. (2002) Goldilocks and the three beers: Word recognition and sound merger. 9th Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, 3/12/2002.
  • Hay, J. (2001) How-/r/-interesting: Intrusive /r/ after /au/ in New Zealand English. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 30 (NWAV30), 11/10/2001.
  • Hay, J. (2001) Lexical Frequency in Morphological Decomposition: The Relative and the Absolute. Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, 1/2001.
  • Hay, J. (2001) Phonetic evidence for morphological structure: /t/-deletion and pitch accent placement in English. Perspectives on Morphological Processing II: From Aix-en-Provence to Nijmegen, 11/6/2001.
  • Sudbury, A. and Hay, J. (2001) The fall and rise of /r/: Rhoticity and /r/-sandhi in early New Zealand English. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 30, 11/10/2001.
  • Hay, J., Mendoza-Denton, N. and Jannedy, S. (2000) Style and Economy: When Frequency Effects Collide. 7th New Zealand Language and Society Conference, 6/2000.
  • Wright, S. and Hay, J. (2000) Fred and Wilma: A Phonological Conspiracy. First International Gender and Language Conference (igala1), 6/5/2000.
  • Hay, J., Faust-West, J., Pierrehumbert, J. and Beckman, M. (1999) Lexical Frequency Effects in Speech Errors. Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, 1/1999.
  • Hay, J., Jannedy, S. and Mendoza-Denton, N. (1999) Oprah and /ay/:Lexical Frequency, Referee Design and Style. Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Phonetic Sciences, 21/6/1999.
  • Hay, J. (1998) Social Networks and Teasing: A Case Study. American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, 3/1998.
  • Hay, J. (1998) The Non-uniformity of Degree Achievements. Paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, 1/1998.
  • Hay, J. (1997) Who's Joking? The Distribution of Humor in Friendship Groups. Paper presented at the 8th International Society for Humor Studies Conference, 7/1997.
  • Hay, J., Pierrehumbert, J. and Beckman, M. (1997) Perceived Well-formedness of NC Clusters. Paper presented at the Mid-Continental Workshop on Phonology 3, 10/1997.
Additional Publications
  • Beckner, C., Rácz, P., Hay, J., Brandstetter, J. and Bartneck, C. (2016) Participants Conform to Humans but Not to Humanoid Robots in an English Past Tense Formation Task. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 35(2): 158-179. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0261927X15584682.
  • Hay, J. and Foulkes, P. (2016) The evolution of medial /t/ over realand remembered time. Language 92(2): 298-330.
  • Racz, P., Hay, J., Needle, J., King, J. and Pierrehumbert, J. (2016) Gradient Māori phonotactics. Te Reo (in press)
  • Soskuthy, M., Hay, J., Maclagan, M., Drager, K. and Foulkes, P. (2016) The closing diphthongs in early New Zealand English. Listening to the Past Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Beckner, Clay., Pierrehumbert, Janet. and Hay, Jennifer. (2015) The emergence of linguistic structure in an online iterated language learning task.
  • Best, C., Shaw, J., Docherty, PD., Evans, B., Foulkes, P., Hay, J., Al-Tamimi, J., Mair, K., Mulak, K. and Wood, S. (2015) 'From Newcastle MOUTH to Aussie ears : Australians' perceptual assimilation and adaptation for Newcastle UK vowels'. Dresden, Germany: InterSpeech, 6/9/2015.
  • Best, CT., Shaw, JA., Mulak, K., Docherty, G., Evans, B., Foulkes, P., Hay, J., Al-Tamimi, J., Mair, K., Peek, M. and Wood, S. (2015) Perceiving and adapting to regional accent differences among vowel subsystems. 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhs 2015), 10/8/2015.
  • Foulkes, P. and Hay, JB. (2015) The Emergence of Sociophonetic Structure. The Handbook of Language Emergence: 292-313. Malden: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Rácz, P., Pierrehumbert, JB., Hay, JB. and Papp, V. (2015) Morphological Emergence. The Handbook of Language Emergence: 123-146. Malden: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Rácz, Péter., Beckner, Clay., Hay, Jennifer. and Pierrehumbert, Janet. (2015) Morphological convergence in an online task.
  • Rose, D., Hume, EV. and hay, J. (2015) Morphological predictability shapes the phonetic realization of morphemes. Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Soskuthy, M., Foulkes, P., Haddican, B., Hay, J. and Hughes, V. (2015) Word-level distributions and structural factors co-determine GOOSE fronting. 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhs 2015), 10/8/2015.
  • Brandstetter, J., Rácz, P., Beckner, C., Sandoval, EB., Hay, J. and Bartneck, C. (2014) A peer pressure experiment: Recreation of the Asch conformity experiment with robots. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: 1335-1340. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2014.6942730.
  • Derrick, D., De Rybel, T., O'beirne, GA. and Hay, J. (2014) Listen with your skin: Aerotak speech perception enhancement system. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH: 1484-1485.
  • Derrick, D., O'Beirne, GA., De Rybel, T. and Hay, J. (2014) Aero-tactile integration in fricatives: Converting audio to air flow information for speech perception enhancement. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH: 2580-2584.
  • Racz, P., Papp, V. and Hay, J. (2014) Frequency and Corpora. The Cambridge Handbook of Morphology Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Saarinen, P. and Hay, J. (2014) Affix ordering in derivation. The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology: 370-383. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Wright, S., Shaw, JA., Best, CT., Docherty, G., Evans, B., Foulkes, P., Hay, J. and Mulak, K. (2014) Improvements to vowel categorization in non-native regional accents resulting from single- versus multiple-talker training: A computational approach. Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association, 3/12/2014.
  • Walsh, L., Hay, J., Bent, D., Grant, L., King, J., Millar, P., Papp, V. and Watson, K. (2013) The UC QuakeBox Project: Creation of a community-focused research archive. New Zealand English Journal 27: 20-32.
  • Fromont, R. and Hay, J. (2012) LaBB-CAT: An annotation store. Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTA), 4/12/2012. In Proceedings 10:: 113-117.
  • Hay, J. (2012) Analyzing the ONZE data as evidence for sound change. The Oxford Handbook of the History of English: 94-97. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Hay, J. and Clendon, A. (2012) (Non-)rhoticity: Lessons from New Zealand English. The Oxford Handbook of the History of English: 761-772. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Hay, J., Walker, A., McKenzie, J. and Nielsen, D. (2012) The changing realization of 'the' before vowels in New Zealand English. New Zealand English Journal 26: 23-32.
  • Warren, P. and Hay, J. (2012) Methods and experimental design for studying sociophonetic variation. The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology: 634-642. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Clopper, C., Hay, J. and Plichta, B. (2011) Experimental speech perception and perceptual dialectology. Sociophonetics: A Students' Guide: 149-162. New York: Routledge.
  • Hay, J. (2011) A toolbox for teaching phonetics. Teaching Linguistics: Reflections on Practice: 4-12. London: Equinox.
  • Hay, J. (2011) Statistical analysis. Sociophonetics: A Students' Guide: 198-214. New York: Routledge.
  • Maclagan, M. and Hay, J. (2011) Transcription. Sociophonetics: A Student's Guide: 36-45. New York: Routledge.
  • Drager, K., Hay, J. and Walker, A. (2010) Pronounced rivalries: Attitudes and speech production. Te Reo: Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand 53: 27-53.
  • Hay, J. and Maclagan, M. (2010) Social and Phonetic Conditioners on the Frequency and Degree of 'intrusive /r/' in New Zealand English. A Reader in Sociophonetics: 41-69. New York: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Maclagan, M. and Hay, J. (2010) Sociolinguistics in New Zealand. The Routledge Handbook of Sociolinguistics around the World: 159-169. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Hay, J., Drager, K. and Warren, P. (2009) Careful who you talk to: An effect of experimenter identity on the production of the NEAR/SQUARE merger in New Zealand english. Australian Journal of Linguistics 29(2): 269-285. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07268600902823128.
  • Hay, J., Maclagan, M. and Gordon, E. (2008) New Zealand English. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Hundt, M., Hay, J. and Gordon, E. (2008) New Zealand English: morphosyntax. Varieties of English: Volume 3: The Pacific and Australasia: 305-340. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Gordon, E., Maclagan, M. and Hay, J. (2007) The ONZE Corpus. Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora. Volume 2: Diachronic Databases: 82-104. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Hay, J. (2007) The phonetics of un-affixation.(submitted November 2005, accepted Jan 2006)
  • Hay, J. (2007) A toolbox for teaching phonetics. Te Reo: Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand 50: 7-16.
  • Hay, J. (2007) The phonetics of 'un'. Lexical Creativity, Texts and Contexts: 39-57. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Maclagan, M. and Hay, J. (2007) Getting fed up with our feet: Contrast maintenance and the New Zealand English "short" front vowel shift. Language Variation and Change 19(1): 1-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954394507070020.
  • Warren, P., Hay, J. and Thomas, B. (2007) The loci of sound change effects in recognition and perception. Laboratory Phonology 9: 87-112. New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Docherty, G., Hay, J. and Walker, A. (2006) Sociophonetic patterning of phrase-final /t/ in New Zealand English. 11th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, 6/12/2006. In Proceedings of the 11th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology: 378-383.
  • Jannedy, S. and Hay, J. (Ed.) (2006) Journal of Phonetics, 34 (4). Special Issue: Modelling Sociophonetic Variation. Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Warren, P. and Hay, J. (2006) Using sound change to explore the mental lexicon. Cognition, Language and Development: Perspectives from New Zealand: 101-121. Bowen Hills: Australian Academic Press.
  • Hay, J. (2005) When is an /r/ not an /r/? Snorting, snoring and guffawing in New Zealand English.
  • Hay, J. (2005) Morphotactics. Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd ed.): 335-336. Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Hay, J. and Sudbury, A. (2005) How rhoticity became /r/-sandhi.
  • Nielsen, D. and Hay, J. (2005) Perceptions of Regional Dialects in New Zealand. Te Reo: Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand 48: 95-110.
  • Thomas, B. and Hay, J. (2005) A pleasant malady: The ellen/allan merger in New Zealand English. Te Reo: Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand 48: 69-93.
  • Gordon, E., Campbell, L., Hay, J., Maclagan, M., Sudbury, A. and Trudgill, P. (2004) New Zealand English: Its Origins and Evolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Hay, J. and Plag, I. (2004) What constrains possible suffix combinations? On the interaction of grammatical and processing restrictions in derivational morphology. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 22(3): 565-596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/B:NALA.0000027679.63308.89.
  • Hay, J. and Schreier, D. (2004) Reversing the trajectory of language change: Subject-verb agreement with be in New Zealand English. Language Variation and Change 16(3): 209-235.
  • Hundt, M., Hay, J. and Gordon, E. (2004) New Zealand English: Morphosyntax. A Handbook of Varieties of English Volume 2: Morphology and Syntax: 560-592. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Maclagan, M. and Hay, J. (2004) The rise and rise of New Zealand English DRESS. 10th Australian International Conference on Speech Science & Technology, 8/12/2004. In Proceedings of the 10th Australian International Conference on Speech Science & Technology: 183-188.
  • Maclagan, M. and Hay, J. (2004) The rise and rise of NZE DRESS. Proceedings of the 10th Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology: 183-188. Sydney: Australian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc.
  • Attardo, S., Eisterhold, J., Hay, J. and Poggi, I. (2003) Multimodal markers of irony and sarcasm. Humor 16(2): 243-260.
  • Bod, R., Hay, J. and Jannedy, S. (Ed.) (2003) Probabilistic Linguistics. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Hay, J. (2003) Causes and Consequences of Word Structure. New York and London: Routledge.
  • Hay, J. (2003) Causes and consequences of word structure.
  • Hay, J. (2003) Male Cheerleaders and Wanton Women: Humour among New Zealand Friends. Te Reo: Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand 45: 3-36.
  • Hay, J. and Baayen, H. (2003) Phonotactics, parsing and productivity. Italian Journal of Linguistics 15(1): 99-130.
  • Hay, J., Pierrehumbert, J. and Beckman, M. (2003) Speech Perception, Wellformedness and the statistics of the lexicon. Phonetic Interpretation: 58-74. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Mendoza-Denton, N., Hay, J. and Jannedy, S. (2003) Probabilistic Sociolinguistics: Beyond Variable Rules. Probabilistic Linguistics: 97-138. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Schreier, Daniel., Gordon, Elizabeth., Hay, Jennifer. and Maclagan, Margaret. (2003) The regional and sociolinguistic dimension of /hw/ maintenance and loss in early 20th century New Zealand English. English World-Wide 24(2): 245-269. http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/eww.24.2.06sch.
  • Hay, J. (2002) Causes and Consequences of Word Structure. Glot International 6(2/3): 58-64.
  • Hay, J. (2002) From speech perception to morphology: Affix ordering revisited. Language 78(3): 527-555.
  • Hay, J. and Baayen, H. (2002) Parsing and Productivity. Yearbook of Morphology 2001: 203-235. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Hay, J. and Warren, P. (2002) Experiments on /r/-intrusion. Wellington Working Papers in Linguistics 14: 47-58.
  • Sudbury, A. and Hay, J. (2002) The demise of non-prevocalic /r/ in early New-Zealand English. r-atics 2: International Workshop on Sociolinguistic, Phonetic and Phonological Characteristics of /r/, 5/12/2002.
  • Wright, S. and Hay, J. (2002) Fred and Wilma: A Phonological Conspiracy. Gendered Practices in Language: 175-192. Stanford: CSLI Publications.
  • Feist, M., Fix, S., Hay, J. and Moore, J. (Ed.) (2001) Proceedings of the 10th Student Conference in Linguistics (SCIL 10). Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Hay, J. (2001) Morphological Adjacency Constraints: A Synthesis. Proceedings of SCIL 9. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 36, 23/6/2001.
  • Hay, J. (2001) Lexical frequency in morphology: Is everything relative? Linguistics 39(376): 1041-1070.
  • Hay, J. (2001) Lexical Frequency in Morphology: Is Everything Relative? Linguistics: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences 39(6): 1041-1070.
  • Hay, J. (2001) The Pragmatics of Humor Support. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research 14(1): 55-82.
  • Hay, J. and Thompson, W. (2001) The Semantics of Predicates taking As and To Be Complements. Proceedings of SCIL 9. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 36, 23/6/2001.
  • Hay, J., Kennedy, C. and Levin, B. (1999) Scalar Structure Underlies Telicity in 'Degree Achievements'. Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory 9, Cornell Linguistics Circle Publications,, 21/6/1999. : 199-223.
  • Holmes, J. and Hay, J. (1997) Humour as an Ethnic Boundary Marker in New Zealand Interaction. Journal of Intercultural Studies 18(2): 127-151.
  • Hay, JE. and Johnston, RJ. (1972) Environmental attitudes and environmental knowledge: air pollution in Christchurch. N.Z. GEOGRAPH.SOC. AUG.: 65-73.