Academic interests

Linguistics, intercultural communication, and language and rhetoric of philanthropic fund raising


Glenn W. Irwin Excellence Recognition Award, IUPUI, 1992

Elected Member of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, 2000

Member of Alliance of Distinguished Professors, Indiana University, 2003 Outstanding Alumni Award, Linguistics, Univesity of Florida, 2005


Eight books including, Contrastive Rhetoric: Crosscultural Aspects of Second Language Writing (Cambridge University Press 1996); and approximately 100 articles and book chapters

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