Jennifer Hay

ProfessorJennifer Hay

Elsie Locke Building (English) 210
Internal Phone: 95518


Research Interests

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.

Recent Publications

  • Racz P., Beckner C., Hay J. and Pierrehumbert J. (2020) Morphological convergence as on-line lexical analogy.. Language (Washington) in press.
  • Racz P., Hay J. and Pierrehumbert J. (2020) Not all indexical cues are equal: Differential sensitivity to dimensions of indexical meaning in an artificial language.. Language Learning
  • Villarreal D., Clark L., Hay J. and Watson K. (2020) From categories to gradience: Auto-coding sociophonetic variation with random forests. Laboratory Phonology 11(1) 6
  • Hay J., Walker A., Sanchez K. and Thompson K. (2019) Abstract social categories facilitate access to socially skewed words. PLoS ONE 14(2)
  • Todd S., Pierrehumbert JB. and Hay J. (2019) Word frequency effects in sound change as a consequence of perceptual asymmetries: An exemplar-based model. Cognition 185: 1-20.