J. Lachlan Mackenzie Born in Scotland in 1950, J. Lachlan Mackenzie graduated in French and German Language and Literature at Aberdeen University and then went on to complete a PhD in General Linguistics in 1978 at the University of Edinburgh. From 1977 to 1987 he was a Lecturer at VU University Amsterdam, until he became a Full Professor in English Language and later Director of Research in the Faculty of Arts. From 2007 till 2015 he was a part-time Professor of Functional Linguistics in the Faculty of Humanities. As well as working in EMO-FUNDETT, he is a researcher at CELGA-ILTEC, a linguistics institute of the University of Coimbra, Portugal and Research Manager of SCIMITAR, an international network for linguistics and discourse analysis based at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. In the first fifteen years of his presence in Amsterdam, he worked closely with Simon C. Dik on Functional Grammar. In more recent years he has collaborated with Kees Hengeveld on the elaboration of Functional Discourse Grammar, publishing Functional Discourse Grammar (OUP, 2008) and various jointly written articles with him; in addition, he has been active as an editor of the international journal of functional linguistics, Functions of Language. He has broad interests in linguistics and in the languages of Western Europe and he has applied his knowledge in textbooks for students on practical grammar and academic writing, including Compare and Contrast (Comares, 2012), a grammar of English for Spanish speakers co-written with Elena Martínez Caro, and Principles and Pitfalls of English Grammar, intended for speakers of Dutch (Coutinho, third edition 2014) and Effective Writing in English (Coutinho, third edition 2017), co-authored with Mike Hannay.
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