• Linguistic Variation and Change (Edinburgh Sociolinguistics)
    Linguistic Variation and Change (Edinburgh Sociolinguistics)
    by Scott F. Kiesling
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ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4954-1038

A full CV can be downloaded here (pdf)


In preparation. Stance: Theory and Practice in Sociolinguistics.Target submission date: July 2016.

2015. Johnstone, Barbara, Dan Baumgardt, Maeve Eberhardt, and Scott Kiesling. Pittsburgh Speech and Pittsburghese. New York: Mouton.

2012. Christina Bratt Paulston, Scott F. Kiesling, and Elizabeth Rangel, eds. The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

2011. Linguistic Variation and Change. Edinburgh Sociolinguistics Series. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press.

2005. Scott F. Kiesling & Christina Bratt Paulston, eds. Intercultural Discourse and Communication: The Essential Readings. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

Articles and chapters

In press. Kiesling, Scott F. “Stance.” In The Oxford Handbook of Language and Sexuality, Kira Hall and Rusty Barrett (eds.). Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.

Submitted. Kiesling, Scott F. “English in Australia and New Zealand.” In The Handbook of World Englishes, Second Edition. Braj B. Kachru, Yamuna Kachru, and Cecil L. Nelson (eds). New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2015. Kiesling, Scott F. “Cross-cultural Communication.” In The Handbook of Discourse Analysis, Heidi Hamilton, Deborah Tannen, and Deborah Schiffrin (eds.). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

2015. Kiesling, Scott F. “Masculinities and Language.” In The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, Patricia Whelehan and Anne Bolin (eds.). Wiley & Sons.

2015. Kiesling, Scott F. “Hegemonic Masculinity.” In The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, Patricia Whelehan and Anne Bolin (eds.). Wiley & Sons.


Kiesling, Scott F. “Flirting and ‘normative’ sexualities.” Journal of Language and Sexuality 2:1 (2013), 102–122. doi10.1075/jls.2.1.04kie

2013. Kiesling, Scott F. “Constructing Identity.” In The Handbook national of Language Variation and Change, Jack Chambers and Natalie Schilling (eds.). Malden, MA: Blackwell. pp. 448-467.

2013. Kiesling, Scott F. "Media Interest in Sociolinguistic Endeavors" In Data Collection in Social Linguistics, edited by Christine Mallinson, Becky Childs and Gerard van Herk. pp. 304-307.

2012. “Ethnography of Communication.” In The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication. Scott F. Kiesling, Christina Bratt Paulston, and Elizabeth Rangel (eds). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

2011. “Masculinities, desire, and discourse.” Gender and Language  5(2): 213-139.

2010. (co-author with Elka Ghosh Johnson). “Four forms of interactional indirection”. Journal of Pragmatics, Special issue on indirectness. Scott Kiesling (ed.). 42,2:292-306.

2010. “Introduction: Rethinking indirecness and the indexical cycle.”Journal of Pragmatics, Special issue on indirectness. Special issue on indirectness. Scott Kiesling (ed.). 42,2: 279-282.

2009. “Style as stance: Can stance be the primary explanation for patterns of sociolinguistic variation?” In Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Stance. Alexandra Jaffe (ed). Oxford University Press. pp. 171-194.

2009. “Fraternity Men: Variation and Discourses of Masculinity.” In The New Sociolinguistics Reader. Nikolas Coupland and Adam Jaworski (eds). Palgrave.

2008. (co-author with Barbara Johnstone). “Indexicality and Experience: Exploring the meanings of /aw/-monophthongization..” Journal of Sociolinguistics, 12,1:5-33.

2008. “Recasting Language and Masculinities in the Age of Desire.” Indiana University Linguistics Club Working Papers. Department of Linguistics, Indiana University Bloomington.

2008. “Men, Masculinities, and Language.” Blackwell Linguistics and Language Compass.

2007. (second author with David Ness). “Language and connectedness in the medical and psychiatric interview.” Patient Education and Counseling.

2006. “Language and Identity in Sociocultural Anthropology.” In Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (Second Edition): Linguistic Anthropology. Keith Brown (ed). Oxford: Elsevier. Volume 5, pp. 495-502.

2006. “Hegemonic Identity-making in Narrative.” In Discourse and Identity, Anna De Fina, Deborah Schiffrin & Michael Bamberg (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp.261-287.

2006. “English in Australia and New Zealand.” In The Handbook of World Englishes. Braj B. Kachru, Yamuna Kachru, and Cecil L. Nelson (eds). New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 74-89.

2005. Mark A. Pitt, Beth Hume, Keith Johnson, Scott Kiesling, & William Raymond. “The Buckeye Corpus of Conversational Speech: Labeling Conventions and a Test of Transcriber Reliability.” Speech Communication 45: 89-95.

2005. “Variation, Style, and Stance: Word-final -er and Ethnicity in Australian English.” English World Wide 26,1: 1-42.

2005. “Homosocial Desire in Men’s Talk: Balancing and Recreating Cultural Discourses of Masculinity.” Language in Society 34,5: 695-727.

2004. “What Does a Focus on ‘Men’s Language’ Tell Us about Language and Woman's Place.” In Language and Woman's Place: Second Edition. Robin Lakoff and Mary Bucholtz (eds). Oxford Studies in Language and Gender. New York: Oxford University Press. pp.229-236.

2004. “English Input to Australia.” In Transported Dialects: The Legacy of Non-standard Colonial English, Raymond Hickey (ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 418-439.

2004. “Dude.” American Speech. 79, 3: 281-305.
(2006) in Men and Masculinities: Critical Concepts in Sociology, Stephen M. Whitehead (ed.), London: Routledge.

2003 “Prestige, Cultural Models, and Other Ways of Thinking about Underlying Norms and Gender.” In The Handbook of Language and Gender, Janet Holmes and Miriam Meyerhoff (eds). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. pp. 509-527.

2002. “Playing the Straight Man: Displaying and Maintaining Male Heterosexuality in Discourse.” In Language and Sexuality: Contesting Meaning in Theory and Practice, Kathryn Campbell-Kibler, Robert J. Podesva, Sarah J. Roberts, and Andrew Wong (eds.). Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. pp. 249-266.
Reprinted 2006 in The Language and Sexuality Reader, ed. by Deborah Cameron and Don Kulick. pp.118-131.
Reprinted 2011 in Language and Gender: A Reader (2nd edition), ed. by Jennifer Coates.

2001 (co-author with Barbara Johnstone). “Steel Town Speak.” Language Magazine. December 2001: 26-28

2001 “Stances of Whiteness and Hegemony in Fraternity Men’s Discourse” Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 11,1: 101-115.

2001 “‘Now I Gotta Watch What I Say’: Shifting Constructions of Gender and Dominance in Discourse.” Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 11,2: 250-273

2000 “Australian English and Recent Migrant Groups.” In Varieties of English Around the World: Focus on Australia, David Blair and Michael Collins (eds.). Amsterdam, Philadelphia: Benjamins. pp. 239-257.

1998 “Men’s Identities and Sociolinguistic Variation: The Case of Fraternity Men.” Journal of Sociolinguistics 2:1, 69-100.

1997 “Shifting Constructions of Gender in a Fraternity.” Working Papers in Language, Gender, and Sexism, 7,1: 53-96.

1997 “Shifting Constructions of Gender in a Fraternity.” In Proceedings of the Symposium about Language and Society Austin IV, Alice Chu, Anne-Marie Guerra, and Chantal Tetrault (eds.) Austin, TX: University of Texas at Austin Linguistics Department. 279-286.

1997 “Power and the Language of Men.” In Language and Masculinity, Sally Johnson and Ulrike Meinhof (eds.) Oxford: Blackwell. 65-85. Reprinted 2001 in The Masculinities Reader, Stephen M. Whitehead and Frank J. Barrett (eds.), Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers (Polity Press). pp. 112-132.

1997 “From the ‘Margins’ to the ‘Mainstream’: Gender Identity and Fraternity Men’s Discourse.” Women and Language, 20,1:13-17.

1996 “The (ING) variable: Patterns of variation in a fraternity.” In Sociolinguistic Variation: Data, Theory, and Analysis – Selected Papers from NWAV 23 at Stanford, Jennifer Arnold, Renee Blake, Brad Davidson, Scott Schwenter and Julie Solomon (eds.) Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. 27-40.

1996 “Men’s Identities and Patterns of Variation.” In (N)WAVEs and Means: Selected Papers from NWAVE24, (Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 3), Miriam Meyerhoff (ed.) Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Linguistics Department. 171-196.

1996 “Cultural Models and Alignment Roles in Fraternity Men’s Discourse.” In Gender and Belief Systems: Proceedings of the Fourth Berkeley Women and Language Conference, Natasha Warner, Jocelyn Ahlers, Leela Bilmes, Monica Oliver, Suzanne Wertheim, and Melinda Chen (eds.) Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Women and Language Group.