Major areas of interest
English in Australia.
Pain and communication.
Community languages, their maintenance and survival, especially Slavic.
The interaction of information technology with language learning and teaching.
Typology of the modern Slavic languages, with special reference to Russian and Polish.
Medal of the Order of Australia, Australia Day Honours, 2012. Chevalier des Palmes Académiques, 2017; Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2020.