Log In

Christopher John Brumfit Edit Profile

linguistics and education educator

Christopher John Brumfit, British linguistics and education educator. Fellow Academy Learned Societies in the Social Sciences (founder); member British Association for Applied Linguistics (chair 1982-1985), Association International Linguistic Appliquee (vice president 1984-1987), British Association TESOL-Qualifying Institutions (chair 1990-1993).

Background

Brumfit, Christopher John was born on October 25, 1940 in Worthing, Sussex, England. Son of Raymond Brumfit and Miranda Greenaway.

Education

Bachelor, Oxford University, England, 1963. Diploma education, University East Africa, Makerere, Uganda, 1964. Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, Essex University, England, 1972.

Doctor of Philosophy, London University, 1983.

Career

Education officer Government Tanzania, Tabora/Dar es Salaam, 1964-1971. Lecturer linguistics College Education, Birmingham, England, 1972-1974. Lecturer education University London Institute Education, 1974-1980.

Reader in education University London, 1980-1984. Professor education University Southampton, England, since 1984, professor humanities England, 2003. Visiting professor English University Vienna, 2000—2001.

Chair English teaching committee British Council, London, 1991—1997.

Works

Membership

Fellow Academy Learned Societies in the Social Sciences (founder). Member British Association for Applied Linguistics (chair 1982-1985), Association International Linguistic Appliquee (vice president 1984-1987), British Association TESOL-Qualifying Institutions (chair 1990-1993).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Russian literature and music, walking, academic cricket.

Connections

Married Ann Sandars, 1965 (divorced). Married Rosamond Mitchell, 1986. Children: Francis, Simon.

father:
Raymond Brumfit

mother:
Miranda Greenaway

spouses:
Ann Sandars

Rosamond Mitchell

children:
Francis Brumfit

Simon Brumfit