Dr Howard (Howie) Manns works in the Linguistics Program. Dr Manns researches language and social change and intercultural communication. His interests and work lie in sociolinguistics and anthropological linguistics.
Dr Manns’ primary research interests are stance, style and identity. He is particularly interested in the application of these concepts to linguistic and cultural contact and change. Dr Manns’ secondary research interests are media language, language ideologies and second language acquisition. Before coming to Monash, he worked as a specialist in Iranian languages for the US Navy and as an EFL teacher in Indonesia. Dr Manns has been engaged with Indonesia since 2003.
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