- Lecturer in French, University Auckland, 1968-1971, senior lecturer, 1972-1985, associate professor, since 1986. Member Comite International des Etudes Creoles, Aix-en-Provence, 1976-1979.
Author: Seychelles Creole Grammar, 1977, (with Philip Baker) Isle de France Creole: Affinities and Origin, 1982. Editor journal. Te Reo, 1982-1987. Member editorial board Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, Carrier Pidgin, Antipodaes.
Contributor articles to professional publications Member Jour.French Language Studies, Linguistic Society New Zealand (editor 1982-1987, secretary since 1988), Society for Caribbean Linguistics, Association Quebecoise de Linguistique.