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Lecturer in Linguistics, Monash University

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.

Experience

  • 2011–present
    Lecturer in Linguistics, Monash University

Education

  • 2011 
    Monash University, PhD Linguistics
  • 2002 
    University of Pittsburgh, BA Linguistics
  • 1994 
    Defense Language Institute, Certification- Persian Linguistics