More About the Author
I am John Swales, now officially retired as a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where I was also Director of the English Language Institute for many years. I have written quite a lot of books, the first being "Writing Scientific English" in 1971 and the last "Incidents in an Educational Life" in 2009. Although retired, I keep professionally active and go to my office in the university several times a week. I am currently working on two new small advanced EAP textbooks with my regular co-author, Christine Feak. I still travel quite often to give talks and workshops about my main fields such as genre analysis and English academic discourse; for example, in 2009, I went to Brazil, China and Argentina on such ventures. My main hobbies are bird-watching and butterfly-watching; indeed, along with three others, I am currently working on a second edition of "The Birds of Washtenaw County, Michigan." My main publishers are the University of Michigan Press and Cambridge University Press.