I am originally from Canada and I completed my undergraduate training in Linguistics at York University in Toronto. I joined the Centre for Language and Communication Research (CLCR) in 2004. Prior to moving to Cardiff, I lived in France and worked at the Université Paris-Dauphine, in Paris and the British Institute in Paris.
Teaching and Administrative responsibilities
I teach modules in grammar and word use and meaning. Functions of Grammar is taught to second students with a focus is on systemic functional grammar. Words and Meaning is a second year module which concentrates on developing students' understanding of words; we explore lexical semantics and relations. Language and the Mind is an introductory module to psycholinguistics.
I am the deputy to the director of studies responsible for years 2 and 3 and also e-learning champion.
A tribute to a wonderful scholar and great friend, we will miss you. Margaret Berry, through her work we are left with an important intellectual legacy In 2018, we held a workshop at Nottingham University in honour of Margaret Berry. It was a vibrant and engaging 2-day workshop and a very fitting exploration of the Read more
Tuesday January 28, 2020 at 12:10pm in room 2.03 John Percival Building Talk by Professor Arran Stibbe Abstract: Society is structured by stories. The stories underlie the texts that surround us in everyday life, and often go unnoticed, but can influence how we think, talk and act. They are the stories we live by. While Read more
4th Colloquium on Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Assumptions as part of the, 29th European Functional Linguistics Conference (ESFLC) 3rd to 5th July 2019 in Leiria, Portugal SFL has a rich history of describing discourse and linguistic phenomena through the interpretive lenses provided by its theoretical perspectives. However, such descriptions do not always become predictive Read more
The International Corpus Linguistics Conference 2019 will be hosted at Cardiff University (23-27 July 2019). The theme of the conference is: The future of Corpus Linguistics For details please visit the conference website: http://www.cl2019.org Read more
Project launch: June 27-29, Cardiff University Project Outline: This project focusses on lexical movement across languages. The potential benefits of this work relate to bridging English and Chinese systems (among other languages), and beyond that to the fields of linguistics, intercultural communication, and education. At present, while the grammar of systemic functional linguistics is well Read more
Prof Patrick Hanks will be visiting us on Tuesday May 8th to give a talk on word meaning (Mechanisms of Meaning, see details below). The talk will start at 3:10pm in room 3.62. Mechanisms of Meaning Patrick Hanks Abstract What is meaning, and how exactly does it work? Word meaning is at best a very Read more
In May and June 2018, I will be giving a series of lectures at the LATTICE laboratory in Paris, with the support of the “Labex TransferS”, and collaborating with my host, Professor Shirley Carter Thomas Each talk will concentrate on different aspects of nominal or content-oriented meanings in language and will raise important theoretical questions Read more
Q&A with Halliday and Hasan In June 2013, Professor Halliday and Professor Hasan visited us at Cardiff University and held an informal Question and Answer session with staff and students. We loved having them visit us and we are very happy to share this video with you. You can view the video by clicking Read more
I’m very excited to announce that in April, we will be hosting Adolfo Garcia who will be giving two talks and a workshop on topics related to neurolinguistics, including psycholinguistics and cognitive linguistics. These events are open to all students and staff at Cardiff University. The description of each event is given below following the Read more