BiographyI taught English as a foreign language (as we called it back then) in a (very good!) language school in London as well as (briefly) on the American Language Program at Columbia University in New York, and then taught business English at Lausanne University for many years, followed by 13 years teaching translation and related topics at Geneva University.
I've written books about the English language as well as a number of English language teaching coursebooks, and a book about theories of reading and interpretation (specifically Relevance Theory and deconstruction).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
English language teaching
Sociolinguistics of English
Hermeneutics, pragmatism, that kinda thing
Cycling, mountain walking (if you live in Switzerland...)
The Arsenal (formerly a good football team)
The New York Yankees (a run of World Series lies ahead!)
Language & linguistics & philosophy and stuff