Kathryn Campbell-Kibler is an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at The Ohio State University. Her research investigates the social meanings of linguistic variation, asking how speakers and listeners use variation to manage their social business. She focuses in particular on how listeners process individual variables and incorporate them into their social perceptions of speakers.
Sophie Holmes-Elliott is Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Southampton. Her research is in variationist sociolinguistics, focussing on the development of children as they transition from learners of their dialects into the leaders of change.
Heike Wiese holds the chair for German in Multilingual Contexts at Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany. Her research interests focus on language variation and development in contexts of urban diversity, on the grammar–pragmatics interface and on linguistic architecture.