Well, academics are used to stuffing the essence of their busy lives into tiny “bio notes”. Mine goes like this: Daniel Perrin, born 1961 in Bern, Switzerland, is Professor of Applied Linguistics, Director at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, President of the International Association of Applied Linguistics AILA as well as Co-Editor of the International Journal of Applied Linguistics and the de Gruyter Handbook of Applied Linguistics Series. His main areas of research and teaching are text linguistics, methodology of applied linguistics, text production research, and analysis of language in the media and in professional communication. For more facts and figures browse my publications or download my CV. But there’s something else … >>