I am a linguist based at Middlesex University in London.
I teach a broad range of language and linguistics-related topics, but my main research interests are all connected in some way with linguistic meaning (linguistic semantics and pragmatics). I have a particular interest in how meanings are created and negotiated in specific contexts. I'm currently working on research in three areas: prosodic meaning, stylistics and the inferential processes involved in writing.
I find questions about language and meaning endlessly fascinating and I'm convinced that everyone else does too.
I have been a member of several committees with pedagogical and educational interests. I am currently a member of a Subject Centre Special Interest Group working towards the development of an A Level in Linguistics and of the UK Linguistics Olympiad committee
I am Director of The Lecture List and I have worked as a freelance writer on projects in a range of media (print, internet, film, tv, pop promotional video, brand language).
Here is a pdf version of my full (i.e. very long) academic cv
Do get in touch if you have any questions about linguistics or comments on the site or anything.