Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford

I have written extensively on the history, structure, and uses of the English language. Among my publications are Does Spelling Matter? (OUP, 2013) and books on the history of English, and the language of Chaucer. My latest book, How English Became English: A Short History of a Global Language, was published by Oxford University Press in January 2016.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford

Publications

  • 2016
    How English Became English, Oxford University Press
  • 2013
    Does Spelling Matter?, Oxford University Press