Major areas of interest
English in Australia and more widely, especially the Americanization of Australian English.
The linguistics of the major European languages, especially French, German and Spanish, particularly in contrast with English.
Community languages, their maintenance and survival, especially Slavic.
The interaction of information technology with language learning and teaching.
The Internet and intellectual cultures.
Intelligent learning systems.
Information technology and research.
Typology of the modern Slavic languages, with special reference to Russian and Polish.
Medal of the Order of Australia, Australia Day Honours, 2012