Qualifications & Memberships
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.
- Davis B. and Maclagan M. (2018) Represented Speech in Dementia Discourse. Journal of Pragmatics 130: 15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2018.03.023.
- Davis BH. and Maclagan M. (2018) Narrative and ageing: exploring the range of narrative types in dementia conversation. European Journal of English Studies 22(1): 76-90. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13825577.2018.1427198.
- Davis BH. and Maclagan MA. (2018) UH as a pragmatic marker in dementia discourse. Journal of Pragmatics http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2018.12.005.
- Hornibrook J., Ormond T. and Maclagan M. (2018) Creaky voice or extreme vocal fry in young women. New Zealand Medical Journal 131(1486): 36-40.
- King J., watson C., keegan P., Maclagan M. and Harlow R. (2018) Do Māori follow Labov’s norms on prestige? University of Auckland: Sociolinguistics Symposium 22, 27-30 Jun 2018.