Margaret Maclagan

Margaret Maclagan

Adjunct Professor

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

  • Chen SC., Davis BH., Kuo CY., Maclagan M., Chien CO. and Lin MF. (2022) Can the Paro be my Buddy? Meaningful experiences from the perspectives of older adults. Geriatric Nursing 43: 130-137.
  • Davis BH., Maclagan M. and Pope C. (2022) Digital outreach in online dementia discourse: A preliminary introduction. Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders 12(2): 185-211.
  • Davis BH., Maclagan M., Pope C., Bös B., Schneider C. and Kleinke S. (2021) Introduction to section on dementia. Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders 12(2): 183-184.
  • Maclagan M. and Davis BH. (2021) Neurocognitive Disorder: Alzheimer’s Disease.. In Lester JN; O'Reilly M (Ed.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Critical Perspectives on Mental Health.Palgrave.
  • Maclagan M. and Warren P. (2021) The English(es) of New Zealand. In Kirkpatrick TAA (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of World Englishes: 149-161. London: Routledge.