Welcome to my professional website. I am Emeritus Professor of Functional Linguistics at VU Amsterdam, now working as a Consultant in Languages and Linguistics, with almost 40 years of experience behind me. My skills and expertise are primarily in European languages, with a specialization in English linguistics; I am fluent in several European languages. I take a functionalist approach; that is, I am convinced that the structure of languages is adapted to their primary purpose, communication between human beings.
I have years of research management know-how. I also have personal experience of the implementation of the Bologna Process, the ongoing reform of the teaching structures of European universities.
Please click on the links above to learn more about my background, my current activities and what I can offer you in terms of:
- university management
- guidance and advice
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