Margaret Maclagan

List of John Benjamins publications for which Margaret Maclagan plays a role.


Fillers, Pauses and Placeholders

Edited by Nino Amiridze, Boyd Davis and Margaret Maclagan

[Typological Studies in Language, 93] 2010. vii, 224 pp.
Subjects Syntax | Theoretical linguistics | Typology


Davis, Boyd, Margaret Maclagan and Meredith Troutman-Jordan 2024 Learning from initial reviews of multilingual graphics illustrating dementia caregivingPragmatics of Active Social Inclusion, Matsumoto, Yoshiko and Heidi E. Hamilton (eds.), pp. 85–103 | Article
This study traces the initial processes in creating and assessing ‘comics,’ or graphic materials of various sorts, which illustrate situations in dementia caregiving. Dementia care materials intended for paid caregivers need to accommodate three related work situations (home care aides,… read more
King, Jeanette, Margaret Maclagan, Ray Harlow, Peter Keegan and Catherine I. Watson 2020 Prestige norms and sound change in MāoriStyles, Standards and Meaning in Lesser-Studied Languages, Horesh, Uri, Jonathan R. Kasstan and Miriam Meyerhoff (eds.), pp. 95–114 | Article
Māori, the threatened language of the indigenous people of New Zealand, has been undergoing revitalisation since the 1970s. The MAONZE project (Māori and New Zealand English) has studied sound change in Māori by comparing the speech of historical elders, present-day elders and young speakers.… read more
Davis, Boyd and Margaret Maclagan 2016 Sociolinguistics, language, and agingCognition, Language and Aging, Wright, Heather Harris (ed.), pp. 221–245 | Article
Using a sociopragmatic lens, we highlight recent strands of research focusing on two of the three main areas identified by Hamilton (1999): the use of language for reflecting and creating identities; and how discourse can reflect the norms, values and practices of society. We focus on studies of… read more
Davis, Boyd, Margaret Maclagan and Dena Shenk 2016 The silent violence of marginalization and teasing in dementia care residencesDementia-compromised language conflict and aggression, Davis, Boyd (ed.), pp. 35–61 | Article
Differences in power are frequent in institutional care settings and provide contexts in which conflict can occur. In order to examine the power imbalance between residents and caregivers and the consequent potential for verbal conflict we first discuss the situations in which persons with dementia… read more
Davis, Boyd and Margaret Maclagan 2010 Pauses, fillers, placeholders and formulaicity in Alzheimer’s discourse: Gluing relationships as impairment increasesFillers, Pauses and Placeholders, Amiridze, Nino, Boyd Davis and Margaret Maclagan (eds.), pp. 189–216 | Article
Extracts from the speech of three women with Alzheimer’s Disease are analyzed in order to highlight functions of pauses, fillers, placeholders, and formulaic phrases. Although other features of their speech decline, placeholders, fillers and formulaic sequences are still used appropriately and help… read more
Harlow, Ray, Peter Keegan, Jeanette King, Margaret Maclagan and Catherine I. Watson 2009 5. The changing sound of the Māori languageVariation in Indigenous Minority Languages, Stanford, James N. and Dennis R. Preston (eds.), pp. 129–152 | Article
Māori is the indigenous language of New Zealand. Its increasingly close contact with English over the last 150 years led to its endangerment, though it is now subject to active revitalization efforts. This chapter reports on some results from the MAONZE (Māori and New Zealand English) Research… read more
Maclagan, Margaret, Boyd Davis and Ron Lunsford 2008 11. Fixed expressions, extenders and metonymy in the speech of people with Alzheimer's diseasePhraseology: An interdisciplinary perspective, Granger, Sylviane and Fanny Meunier (eds.), pp. 175–187 | Article
In this chapter we demonstrate how fixed expressions, extenders and metonymy help maintain the appearance of competence for speakers with Alzheimer’s disease. We compare impaired and unimpaired speakers from two different countries (the United States of America and New Zealand) to show that… read more
Maclagan, Margaret and Elizabeth Gordon 2003 Variation and sound change in New Zealand EnglishSocial Dialectology: In honour of Peter Trudgill, Britain, David and Jenny Cheshire (eds.), pp. 69–80 | Article
Schreier, Daniel, Elizabeth Gordon, Jen Hay and Margaret Maclagan 2003 The regional and sociolinguistic dimension of /hw/ maintenance and loss in early 20th century New Zealand EnglishEnglish World-Wide 24:2, pp. 245–269 | Article
This paper investigates the regional dimension of new-dialect formation and feature maintenance and loss in early 20th century New Zealand English (NZE). Examining the distribution and status of voiceless labiovelar /hw/ fricatives (which results in an articulatory contrast between Wales and… read more
Trudgill, Peter, Elizabeth Gordon, Gillian Lewis and Margaret Maclagan 2000 The role of drift in the formation of native-speaker southern hemisphere Englishes: Some New Zealand evidenceDiachronica 17:1, pp. 111–138 | Article
SUMMARY Similarities between different geographically separated varieties of a single language may in some cases be due not to characteristics inherited directly from some parent variety, nor to any diffusion or direct contact between them, but to processes of the type which Sapir labelled ‘drift’.… read more