Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey is Director of the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick, UK. A psychologist and linguist by training, her research interests are in ‘politeness’ and face theory, rapport management, and intercultural interaction.
Her recent publications include:
- Intercultural Interaction (Palgrave, 2009)
- Culturally Speaking (Continuum, 2000/2008)
- e-Learning Initiatives in China (Hong Kong University Press, 2007) and
- Handbook of Intercultural Communication (Mouton de Gruyter, 2007).