Cornish language scholar and lecturer, University of Kent

Dr Jon Mills has wide experience of teaching Applied Linguistics and EAP at several universities including, the University of Kent, Exeter University, Luton University, Bath University, Lancaster University, and Aberystwyth University.

At Brunel University and Luton University Jon was Pre-sessional Academic English Course Director. Jon's current research interests include lexicology, linguistic computing and the Cornish language. His publications include papers on lexicology, linguistic computing, computer assisted language teaching, English for Academic Purposes and the Cornish language.


  • –present
    Cornish language scholar and lecturer, University of Kent


  • 2002 
    University of Exeter, PhD Applied Linguistics
  • 1992 
    University of Exeter, MA Applied linguistics


  • 2016
    A Short History of Cornish Lexicography, Words and Dictionaries: A Festschrift for Professor Stanisław Stachowski on the Occasion of his 85th Birthday. Editors: E.Mańczak-Wohlfeld, B.Podolak, pp.205-213
  • 2015
    Book Review: Frederick W.P. Jago. An English Cornish Dictionary. Cambridge University Press 2014., Linguist List
  • 2013
    The Vocabularium Cornicum: a Cornish vocabulary?, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie No.60, Issue 1, pp. 141-150.
  • 2013
    Oxford Children's Cornish-English Visual Dictionary, Translated into Cornish by Dr Jon Mills. English text by Jane Bingham. Artwork by Dynamo Design. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-273560-7
  • 2012
    Depiction of Tyranny in the Cornish Miracle Plays: Tenor, Code Switching and Sociolinguistic Variables, Ilteangach, ilseiftiúil: Féilscríbhinn in ómós do Nicholas Williams : A festschrift in Honour of Nicholas Williams / edited by Liam McAuley and Brian Courtney, pp.139-157.
  • 2010
    Genocide and Ethnocide: The Suppression of the Cornish Language, Interfaces in Language, ed. John Partridge: Cambridge Scholars,
  • 2000
    Book Review: Paul Lewis ed. (1998) Teachers, Learners, and Computers: Exploring Relationships, Computer Assisted Language Learning, 13:4-5, 477-482
  • 2000
    Screffva: A Lexicographer's Workbench, Proceedings of Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Athens, Greece, 31st May - 2nd June 2000, pp. 351-353.
  • 1999
    Cornish Lexicography in the Twentieth Century: Standardisation and Divergence, Bulletin suisse de linguistique appliquée, 69/1, 45-57
  • 1999
    Reconstructive Phonology and Contrastive Lexicology: Problems with the 'Gerlyver Kernewek Kemmyn', 'Cornish Studies' VII, pp. 193-218.
  • 1999
    Book Review: Dictionary of Lexicography by R.R.K. Hartmann and Gregory James, Henry Sweet Society Bulletin No. 32, pp. 42-44. ISSN 0267-4971
  • 1998
    Book Review: Elizabeth Hanson-Smith (1997) Technology in the classroom: practice and promise in the 21st century (TESOL Professional Papers 2), Language Teaching Research , Volume 2 (2): 179
  • 1997
    An Algorithm for Dictionary based Critical Tokenisation, Exeter Working Papers in English Language Studies 3
  • 1996
    Chapter 1: "Phonetics and Phonology", in Solving Language Problems: From General to Applied Linguistics ed. R.R.K. Hartmann. Exeter Studies in Linguistics. Exeter: Exeter University Press. Ch. 1, pp. 13-33. ISBN 0859894843."
  • 1996
    Literary Studies: A Computer Assisted Teaching Methodology (Co-authored with B. Chandramohan), Computers & the Humanities XXX.2 pp. 165-170. ISSN 0010-4817.
  • 1996
    Chapter 10: Computers in Applied Linguistics, in Solving Language Problems: From general to appliad linguistics. ed. R.R.K. Hartmann
  • 1996
    A Comparison of the Semantic Values of Middle Cornish 'Luf' and 'Dorn' with Modern English 'Hand' and 'Fist', Language Sciences, Vol. 18, Nos 1-2, pp. 71-86
  • 1996
    Book Review: Computational Approaches to the Lexicon by B.T.S. Atkins & A. Zampolli eds., Machine Translation Review No. 4, pp. 35-7. ISSN 1358-8346.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Akademi Kernewek
  • Member of the International Editorial Board of the international journal, Dinamika Ilmu