Honorary Professor Geoff Williams
BEd(Sydney), MA(Hons)(Sydney), Phd(Linguistics)(Macquarie)
Phone: +61 2 9036 5368
Fax: +61 2 9351 5027
Building.Room: A35: Room 904.
Research on teaching and learning
- Early childhood education
- English and literacy
Literacy education, ontogenesis of ways of meaning, semantic variation, social semiotics
Additional to his honorary appointment at this University, Geoff is a regular Academic Visitor to Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a member of the PolySystemic Research Group there.
He is an Emeritus Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Earlier, he held senior lecturer appointments at the University of Sydney in the Faculty of Education (1979-1993) and the Faculty of Arts, Department of English (1993-2005).
University Medal (MA thesis)
NSW Institute of Education Research Prize
Professional and community roles
Member, Centre for Language in Social Life, Macquarie University (2003 – present)
Review Editor, Linguistics and the human sciences (2004 – present)
- Discourse recontextualization in early language development
- Health care communication in hospital emergency departments.
- The poetics of children's picture books