Joseph Salmons co-founded the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and is editor of Diachronica. His work focuses on language change and linguistic theory, drawing data especially from Germanic languages, including American English and heritage languages.
2016 Joshua Bousquette, Ben Frey, Daniel Nützel, Michael Putnam & Joseph Salmons. Parasitic Gapping in Bilingual Grammar: Evidence from Wisconsin Heritage German. Heritage Language Journal 13(1).1-28.
2015 Patrick Honeybone & Joseph C. Salmons, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Historical Phonology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2015 Janne Bondi Johannessen & Joseph Salmons, eds. Germanic heritage languages in North America: Acquisition, attrition and change. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (Studies in Language Variation.)
2015 Lisa Yager, Nora Hellmond, Hyoun-A Joo, Michael T. Putnam, Eleonora Rossi, Catherine Stafford & Joseph Salmons. New structural patterns in moribund grammar: Case marking in Heritage German. Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences. Research topic: The Grammar of Multilingualism.
2015 Michael T. Putnam & Joseph Salmons. Multilingualism in the Midwest: How German shaped (and continues to shape) the Midwest. Middle West Review 1.29-52.