Dr Howard (Howie) Manns works in the Linguistics Program, where he is the coordinator of the Master of Applied Linguistics. His primary research interest is language variation and change and the impact of this change on speakers and communities.
Howie’s current work focuses on the Australian Deaf-Blind community, Australian English, Indonesian youth, and the development of intercultural competence.
He has previously worked on language variation in Farsi and Spanish. He has also worked on projects to document the Javanese dialect spoken south of Malang, the development of sentiment analysis systems, and studied attitudes in the Australian-Indonesian relationship.
Howie is a regular contributor to The Conversation.