Lieselotte Anderwald: 


From 1989 to 2005, Lieselotte Anderwald studied at the Free University of Berlin, majoring in English Studies, with German/General Linguistics and Slavonic Studies as minor subjects. After her MA, she went to Freiburg University for a PhD and the Habilitation (postdoctoral dissertation), where she had been teaching English linguistics from 1996-2008.

In 2008 Anderwald was appointed as full professor of English linguistics at Kiel University. She is married and has three children. She specializes in corpus-based variation studies, comparative dialect grammar, and grammar writing in the 19th century. 

Ed Finegan: 


Edward Finegan researches discourse analysis, language in law, and language variation and change. Also a professor at the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Professor Finegan teaches Lawyering Skills.

Professor Finegan’s current research projects include investigations of the relationship between register variation and social dialect variation, of the history of attitudes toward language correctness, and of ethical practices in forensic consulting. He is the author of Language: Its Structure and Use, 5th ed. (Thomson/Wadsworth, 2008) and co-author of Looking at Languages, 4th ed. (Thomson/Wadsworth, 2008) and Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English (Longman, 1999).

Professor Finegan completed post-doctoral work at Harvard Law School, where he was a Liberal Arts Fellow concentrating on law and linguistics. He has served as an expert to many leading law firms, particularly on matters of defamation and trademark. He is editor-designate of Dictionaries: The Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America and is president-elect of the International Association of Forensic Linguists.

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John Joseph: 


John Joseph has been a professor of Applied Linguistics at The University of Edinburgh since 1 January 1997. He served as Head of Linguistics & English Language (2011-2014), having previously been Head of the Department of Applied Linguistics from 1997 until 1999.

He has held several previous posts/visiting professorships at renowned universities, such as Professor of English Language and Linguistics and Head of the Department of English at the University of Hong Kong (1993-96); Associate Professor in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Maryland at College Park (1986-93); and Assistant, then Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Oklahoma State University (1981-85).

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