2009 Honorary Doctorate, University of Uppsala
2007 Honorary Doctorate, University of Helsinki
1964 Ph.D. in English Language, University of California, Berkeley
1960B.A. in English Language and Literature, Oxford University

Main Teaching Positions:

1970-2003Associate Professor, then Professor of Linguistics andEnglish, Stanford University
1964-70Assistant Professor, Department of English, UC Berkeley (with leaves for visiting appointments at the Department of Language and Linguistics, University College, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania and Department of Language, University of York, England)

Grants, fellowships:

2000 -AAAS Fellow
1983-84Simon Guggenheim Fellow
1983-84Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the BehavioralSciences

Membership in Professional Associations:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
International Society for Historical Linguistics (ISHL)
International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE)
International Pragmatics Association (IPra)
Linguistic Association of Great Britain (LAGB)
Linguistic Society of America (LSA)
Modern Language Association (MLA)

Selected Academic Service:

2008-11President, International Society for the Linguistics of English.
1999-2009Linguistics Delegate to Oxford University Press, USA.
1999-Series Editor with Bernd Kortmann (Freiburg University) of Topics in English Linguistics, Mouton de Gruyter
1999-Member of Consulting Board, International Pragmatics Association,
1994-98 Secretary-Treasurer, Linguistic Society of America
1987President, Linguistic Society of America
1982Member of NEH advisory committee
1979-80President, International Society for Historical Linguistics; hosted theFourth ICHL at Stanford University

Selected Administrative Service:
University service at Stanford:

2000-01Member, Advisory Board
2000Chair, Writing Programs Review Committee
1993-95AAUP President, Stanford Chapter
1985-91Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, StanfordUniversity; Acting Provost July-August 1987
1980-83,1984-85, 1992-94, 1998-2000 Elected Member of the Faculty Senate
1980-85Chair, Department of Linguistics

Other Administrative Service:

2007-8Research Assessment Exercise, Higher Education Funding Council for England, Panel M
1999Member, electoral board for selection of Chair of Linguistics, Oxford University
1995-96, 99-01Research Assessment Exercise, Higher Education Funding Council for England, Linguistics Panel
1990-92Chair, TOEFL Policy Board
1990Member of AAU/AGS Taskforce on Institutional Policies to Improve Doctoral Education
1989Chair of Council of Graduate Schools Task Force to rewrite The Doctor of Philosophy
1988-93Member of GRE Board
1987Member of Middle States Accreditation Team, CUNY Graduate School
1965-66Member of the joint Institute/Ministry of Education language and literature panel, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania (for planning English and French language curricula in Tanzanian schools)

November 2011