My primary research is in figurative language and discourse but I've also taught intro to general linguistics, basic phonology and language and education. I'm interested in bi-lingualism, social variation, anthropological linguistics and blog about all on MetaphorHacker.net.
I've also been involved in teaching foreign languages and teacher training. I've taught Czech to foreigners and co-written a grammar and textbook (see Czechly.com) and I've worked as a regional language specialist for the US Peace Corps. I've also been the academic director of a private TEFL teacher training school.