Howard Manns (Howie) lectures on the history and sociolinguistics of English and Indonesian at Monash University. He coordinates Monash's Master of Applied Linguistics.
He is co-author of 'Communication Across Cultures: Mutual Understanding in a Global World' (2014, Cambridge) and 'Style and Intersubjectivity in Youth Interaction' (2018, Mouton).
Howie is currently co-editing volumes on Australian English and Indonesian. He is also on a research team studying the communication styles of Deafblind Australians, with the aim of developing better training materials for interpreters.
Before Monash, he worked for the US Navy as a specialist in Iranian languages.