About me

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I am a lecturer in Sociolinguistics/Applied Linguistics and Japanese at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. I also hold an adjunct position at the University of Warwick, UK, as an Honorary Associate Professor. My main research interests are computer mediated communication (CMC), applied linguistics and sociolinguistics, particularly in the Japanese context.

My monograph Online Communication in a Second Language: Social Interaction, Language Use, and Learning Japanese was published by Multilingual Matters in late 2012.

Please use the links above to view my qualifications, publications, positions held, and blog.

I welcome correspondence with researchers in this field, or postgraduate students interested in Japanese and/or Linguistics.

I have been interviewed ABC radio, and for articles in The Age newspaper, Frankie magazine, and the online magazine Smallust, and am available for comment on matters concerning internet technology, computer mediated communication (including blogs, social networking, text messaging etc) and foreign language education or second language acquisition. Please see the Contact page for more details.