Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics, Newcastle
Visiting professor, University of York.
Chiefly known for L2 learning research, in particular multi-competence, for a book on
Universal Grammar, and for popular books on
spelling and words.
Founder and first President of EUROSLA;
EUROSLA Distinguished Scholar 2014.
Words and Word
papers etc (old and new)
The Language of the Street
Short texts on Words
What is L2 Learning?
& Language Teaching
(support materials for the
No longer taught:
Issues in SLA
English Writing System
Tips for typing in Word
matter (audio lecture)
Starting Applied Linguistics
SLABIB (Second Language Acquisition
Bibliography, now at Columbia)
(2009) with Li Wei (eds), Contemporary Applied Linguistics Vol. 1, Continuum
(2009) It's All in a
Word, Profile Youtube extract; Youtube
(2011) with B. Bassetti (eds.), Language
and Bilingual Cognition, Psychology Press
(with David Singleton), Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition, Multilingual Matters
BOOKS IN PROGRESS
(ed. with Li Wei), Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Multi-competence
(ed. with Des Ryan), Routledge Handbook of the English Writing