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2016 With Sally Harper Quantificational Nouns in New Zealand English - HEAPS as adverb, NZ Linguistics Society Conference 21-22 November, Wellington, NZ.

With Annemarie Verkerk Base-atom order of number words in Indo-European: a phylogenetic study, 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europae 31 Aug - 3 Sept, Napoli, Italy.

2014 With Annemarie Verkerk and Mark Pagel Selection in the lexicon, EVOLANG X. Vienna, Austria. 14-17 April 2014.

2012 With Jeanine Treffers-Daller The role of input and background factors in the production of motion verbs in L2 French, The University of Reading, UK, Exploratory Workshop on Thinking, Speaking and Gesturing in Two Languages.

With Martin Haspelmath and Michael Spagnol Coding causal-noncausal verb alternations, King's College London, UK, 4th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference.

With Mark Pagel. Māori Loanwords in New Zealand English, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Asia-Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference.

With Mark Pagel. Basic Vocabulary and Frequency of Use, University of Landau, Germany, 35th LAUD Symposium.

Dubrovnik, Croatia
2011 Language Evolution, Language Competition and Language Adaptation, Invited talk at the University of Freiburg, Cultural Studies, Freiburg, Germany.

Frequency effects in Language, Invited talk at the University of Jena, Linguistics Seminars, Jena, Germany.

Coding causal-noncausal verb alternations: a form-frequency correspondence explanation, Work-In-Progress talk with Martin Haspelmath and Michael Spagnol at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Linguistics Seminars, Leipzig, Germany.

Language Evolution, Language Competition and Language Adaptation, Invited talk at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Linguistics Seminars, Leipzig, Germany.

With Mark Pagel. Whose meaning, and whose identity?, University of West England (Bristol), UK, I-mean Conference: Meaning and Context.

Language, evolution and culture, Invited talk for the University of Reading Applied Linguistics Circle, UK.

2010 With Mark Pagel. Selfish Words, talk presented at the Re-thinking Synonymy Conference, University of Helsinki, Finland.

With Gerald Delahunty. Inferentials in Spoken English: are they fixed or not?, talk presented at the Fixed Phrases in English: Use and Rhetorical Strategies Meeting, University of Perpignan, France.

With Mark Pagel. The Life of Words, talk presented the 34th International LAUD Symposium: Cognitive Sociolinguistics, University of Landau, Germany.

With Mark Pagel, Andrew Meade and Quentin Atkinson. What can phylogenetics tell us about deep history?, talk presented at the Phylogenetics Meeting DOOM 2010, New Zealand.

Whitianga, NZ
2009 With Michael Barlow. Individual differences in the use of cleft constructions in speech, talk presented at at the American Association for Corpus Linguistics Conference, University of Alberta, Canada.

Demonstrative Clefts in Spoken English", seminar presented at the Oxford Linguistics Circle, Oxford, UK

With Mark Pagel. The Life of Words, talk presented the 34th International LAUD Symposium: Cognitive Sociolinguistics, University of Landau, Germany.

2008 With Steven Miller. "Syntactic Convergence in Spoken English", talk presented at the Language, Culture and Communication Conference, the University of Brighton, UK.

2007 Deictic links in Demonstrative Clefts in Speech, talk presented at the New Zealand Linguistics Society, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Formulaic Tendencies in Demonstrative Clefts, talk presented at the 2nd Conference of the UK-Cognitive Linguistics Association, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales.

Demonstrative clefts in spoken New Zealand English, seminar presented to the Language Maintenance Research Group, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Clefting in Spoken English", talk presented at the 10th International Conference of Cognitive Linguistics, at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland.

Automated Taggers for Spoken Language - A Linguist's Perspective, invited talk at the Department of Computer Science, UCLA, California, US.

Formulaic demonstrative clefts in spoken English, talk presented at the UWM Linguistics Symposum on Formulaic Language, at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, US.

Dorset, UK
2006 Clefting in Spoken English", talk presented at the Australian Linguistics Society Conference, held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

2005 Th-clefts - that's what all the fuss is all about", talk presented at the New Zealand Linguistics Society Conference, held at the University of Auckland, NZ.

2004 The Middle Voice in Romanian, talk presented at the Australian Linguistic Society Conference, Sydney, Australia.

2002 Machine Translation of Various Text Genres, talk presented at the 7th Language and Society Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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