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Naomi Nagy is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. Her area is sociolinguistics, with particular interest in understanding language contact through variationist sociolinguistic approaches. She directs the Heritage Language Variation and Change (http://ngn.artsci.utoronto.
ca/HLVC/) Project which examines variation in 10 languages spoken in Toronto. Goals include documenting cross-generational variation, via digital recordings and time-aligned transcriptions of conversations, ethnic orientation questionnaires, and elicitation tasks. Cross-linguistic comparisons develop a generalized understanding of contact-induced language change and helps push the field of variationist sociolinguistics to expand beyond its monolingually-oriented core. She co-edited Social Lives in Language – Sociolinguistics and multilingual speech communities.