Howard Manns (Howie) lectures on the history and sociolinguistics of English and Indonesian at Monash University, where he coordinates Undergraduate Linguistics.
Howie is co-author of 'Communication Across Cultures: Mutual Understanding in a Global World' (2014, Cambridge) and 'Style and Intersubjectivity in Youth Interaction' (2018, Mouton).
He is also co-editor of the books 'Australian English Reimagined' (Routledge, 2020) and 'Contact Talk' (Routledge, 2020). Howie is currently part of 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.