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Billy originated in the Nolrth East of Scotland and now lives in North London. He is Senior Lecturer in English language at Middlesex University and Senior Teaching Fellow in Pragmatics at University College London. His research interests are mainly concerned with linguistic meaning (semantics and pragmatics) and how to apply ideas from these areas in other areas. he is currently working on intonational meaning, stylistics and the role of inferential processes in writing.


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