I come from north Essex, in England. My M.A. is in Modern English Language from Lancaster University, and I have taught at the 'högskola' in Jönköping and Halmstad, and at the universities of Lund and Stockholm. I have taught quite a variety of courses, spanning both the language and literature 'sides' of these departments, but my primary interests are in the areas of stylistics and phonetics/phonology. In phonetics, I am particularly interested in dialect, sociolect, class and prejudice.