This is a complete list of all my publications except for two short news articles for the EFL Gazette in the 1990s.


The English Noun Phrase: A Handbook for Teachers The English noun phrase is the most complex part of English grammar. Noun phrases may be single word nouns and pronouns or multi-element noun phrase complexes which can contain a huge range of sub-elements. Noun phrases can include determiners, adverbs, adjectives, nouns modifying nouns, and compounds, relative clauses, prospective-to clauses, do-ing clauses, done clauses, prepositional phrases, and noun content clauses. All these elements are used to help make the noun understandable and the reference clear, and to give essential information about the noun. This book explores the intricacies of the noun phrase, with a special focus on the complexities of determiners and post-nominal modification, and helps you improve your understanding of both simple and complex noun phrases. It then shows you ten techniques you can use with learners of all levels to improve their understanding and production of noun phrases. The book includes photocopiable materials for you to use in class with intermediate + learners.


Military English Army Key Words

Military English: Army Key Words is book of key word lists and glossaries, extracted from a corpus of US Army Field Manuals. The topics covered are: The Soldier’s Guide | Operations | The Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad | the Brigade Combat Team | Theater Army, Corps, and Division Operations | Pathfinder Operations | Reconnaissance & Security Operations | Rangers | Scouts | Army Aviation | Airborne Operations | Engineer Operations | Fire Support Operations | Ordnance Operations | Quartermaster Operations | Civil Affairs Operations | Civil Disturbance Operations | Counter Insurgency | Multinational Operations | Peace Operations | Tactical Radio Operations | Land Navigation | Terrain Analysis | Desert Operations | Jungle Operations | Mountain Operations | Survival | Tactical Combat Casualty Care

The Rough And Ready Guide to Teaching English Online in A Time of Coronovirus


Military English Tactical and Peacekeeping Operations Coursebook

A new 200 hour pre-deployment course for army personnel being sent on multi-national tactical and peacekeeping missions.

For more information visit the course page here. Military English Tactical and Peacekeeping Operations Workbook Military English Tactical and Peacekeeping Operations Teacher’s Book


Understanding English: An Introduction to the Associative Model The Associative Model of English is a way of understanding the process of how we use English at the time of articulation (when we speak-hear) or when we read. It is a linear dependency relation model of language. By using the ideas in this short introduction to the Associative Model you will deepen your understanding of how English is used. You will also be able to effectively diagram sentences (and texts) to show the associations between words and how they ‘work’ as meaning units.

Thinking about the Passive in English Teaching Professional January


The Ideas of English Grammar

This monograph explores a new and exciting view of English grammar which is more powerful than the traditional description used in English language teaching materials. It is a re-imagining of pedagogical grammar based on Lexical Priming theory and the Associative Model of English. Grammar is envisaged as a system of Distance, Meaning and Conventions. These ideas are explored in depth and the ideas of verb and noun pathways are introduced.


Teaching English: Being the Best with Emma Valahu

Teaching English: Being the Best is the essential handbook for ELT teachers who want to take their teaching to the next level, beyond best practice. Over two hundred 60-second essays on all aspects of teaching will help you to become the best teacher you can be. The book covers topics not included in other methodology books such as two new approaches to reading (the Dual Text and Deep Text approaches), opportunity cost, the competence model, being professional and avoiding burnout. It is for all English language teachers teaching adults and older teens, both newly qualified and experienced teachers alike.


A Brief Guide to Text Analysis and Corpus Linguistics

The Guide explores text analysis and useful tools, then introduces you to corpus linguistics and shows you how to build a micro-corpus and do things like produce a key word list.


The Grammar of English Ideas: Distance, Meaning and Convention.

A re-imagining of English grammar is an exploration of English grammar which identifies the grammar a teacher really needs to teach and the grammar a learner needs to learn. This has now been revised and republished as The Ideas of English Grammar.


Demand High? in IH Journal June


Less is More in English Teaching Professional November

Reading Aloud: Breaking the Taboo in Humanising Language Teaching Magazine February


Keynote article: The CEF: walking ‘can do’ backwards in Modern English Teacher October


Professional presentations in English Teaching Professional May


A failure of imagination in IH Journal November


Death in the Afternoon in English Teaching Professional May


Giving feedback on written work [with Triinu Soomere] in Humanising Language Teaching Magazine September

Creating a key word list in English Teaching Professional Issue 38 May

Reading and reading skills in Modern English Teacher April

Police materials and teacher development projects in Folio January

The three pillars of continuity in Peacekeeping English Project Newsletter January


Policing the organising of learners in Peacekeeping English Project Newsletter October


Cross-border police production in Estonia in Peacekeeping English Project Newsletter October

The 80/20 Challenge in British Council News June-July

Connecting PEP to the e-world in Peacekeeping English Project Newsletter April


The Warsaw Articles (includes all the articles below from 1999 to 2001, which were written in Warsaw)

The dual syllabus in Network October

Sauna virgins and tiger teams in Peacekeeping English Project Newsletter October

Strong support for PEP Estonia in Peacekeeping English Project Newsletter April

The ELT Verb

This book was the start of my personal quest for an understanding of the English verb as it is presented in grammar and course books. It grew out of my dissatisfaction with the verb grammar as described and taught. It did not pretend to be a comprehensive grammar but rather was an expression of my personal understanding of English verbs. Eventually this book grew into The Grammar of English Ideas: Distance, Meaning and Convention. A re-imagining of English grammar, and then revised to The Ideas of English Grammar.


The language we teach in IATEFL Issues (159) February-March

How assurances of quality have spread east in The Guardian: Learning English February 22nd

Progressive forms: life’s journey’s in Network January

TEFL Myths in Humanising Language Teaching Magazine January


Rituals and myths in Network News December

A year of BIELT in Network News October

Co-text, context and core meaning in Network October

The language we teach in Network News August

First and second languages do battle for the classroom in The Guardian: Learning English June

Try this it works in Network News June

Thoughts on the to-infinitive in Network May

The death of the native in Network News April

Using L1: what kind of sin? in Network News February


Coursebook absurdities in Modern English Teacher October

Materials design in Modern English Teacher July

Classroom research – learners and the syllabus in Network April

Edited Publications [Selection]

Acoustic Space #15 Open Fields

Acoustic Space # 14 Data Drift

[There was no Acoustic Space # 13]

Acoustic Space # 12 Techno-Ecologies 2 Media Art Histories

Vita Kalnberzina (2012) Language acquisition models University of Latvia

Acoustic Space # 11 Techno-Ecologies

Acoustic Space # 10 Networks and Sustainability

Acoustic Space # 9 Art as Research

Acoustic Space # 8 Energy

Acoustic Space is a peer-reviewed Journal for Transdisciplinary Research on Art, Science, Technology and Society published by the MPLab (Art Research Lab) of Liepaja University, Latvia and RIXC, The Centre for New Media Culture (Riga, Latvia).

Other Publications


Photograph of Leszek Miller in Polityka nr 19 (2140) 9 May


Cover photograph and photographs accompanying an article on ‘Andreas Schluter in Poland‘ in Art and Business 11-12


The High Tatras in The Great Outdoors July

1987 –1990

Articles and photographs in Canterbury’s Archaeology