Kirby Conrod

Lecturer in linguistics at the University of Washington. I study syntax within the framework of the Minimalist Program, and variationist sociolinguistics. In particular, I'm interested in synchronic and diachronic variation in third-person pronouns, and the interactions between pronouns and social identity. My dissertation, Pronouns Raising and Emerging, looks at these issues in English with particular focus on singular they.

My work


Includes all the courses I've taught in syntax, sociolinguistics, and general linguistics/grammar topics.

Research: Syntax

My talks and papers about theoretical syntax, looking especially at pronouns, relative clauses, and other phenomena in the nominal domain.

Research: Sociolinguistics

My talks and papers working in variationist and interactionist sociolinguistics, looking especially at pronouns, gender marking, and transgender issues.

Public-facing work

My blog posts and other writing, public talks and webinars, and podcast guest spots.

Get in touch

You can contact me through the Linguistics Department at the University of Washington.

  • Address

    Department of Linguistics
    University of Washington
    Guggenheim Hall 4th Floor, Box 352425
    Seattle, WA 98195-2425
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    (206) 543-2046
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