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Howard Manns

Howard Manns

Lecturer in Linguistics, Monash University
Howard Manns (Howie) lectures on the history and sociolinguistics of English and Indonesian at Monash University. He coordinates Monash's Master of Applied Linguistics.

He is co-author of 'Communication Across Cultures: Mutual Understanding in a Global World' (2014, Cambridge) and 'Style and Intersubjectivity in Youth Interaction' (2018, Mouton).

Howie is currently co-editing volumes on Australian English and Indonesian. He is also on a research team studying the communication styles of Deafblind Australians, with the aim of developing better training materials for interpreters.

Before Monash, he worked for the US Navy as a specialist in Iranian languages.

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