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Professor Emeritus, The University of Queensland

Major areas of interest
Applied Linguistics.
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.
Intercultural communication.
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.


  • –present
    Research fellow, Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology, The University of Queensland


  • 1971 
    The University of London, PhD

Research Areas

  • Language, Communication And Culture (20)
  • Educational Technology And Computing (130306)


Medal of the Order of Australia, Australia Day Honours, 2012