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C. M.I.M. Matthiessen

Professor Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen is Chair Professor and Head of the Department of English and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he is a member of the PolySystemic Research Group. He has previously held positions at USC/ Information Sciences Institute, Sydney University, and Macquarie University. His research has covered a wide range of areas, including analysis of many kinds of discourse, register analysis and description, the development of Rhetorical Structure Theory, the description of English and other languages spoken around the world, language typology and comparison, translation studies, institutional linguistics, computational linguistics, the evolution of language, and systemic functional theory.