My research interests revolve around three themes, sometimes intersecting and sometimes not. The first of these is in historical linguistics and language variation, the second in languages education and the third in innovations in language teaching. Blog posts and further information about these areas are given below.

My research in historical sociolinguistics focusses on the language of non-literary texts in late medieval Italy. Traditional studies in Italian language history have been on the development of literary texts, and how this has led to the formation of the national stand...

Another area that my work focusses on involves languages education, in particular the policies and implications which structural changes at the university level have for opening up access for students in Australia and elsewhere. Much of this work has been done in colla...

This area of research involves looking at innovative ways of teaching languages, mainly with new technologies. Some research in this area has already been published in conference proceedings here. One way of involving students more creatively in language teaching has b...

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