Bachelor with honors, London University, 1984. Master of Science, Oxford University, England, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, England, 1992.
Visiting lecturer Richampton Institute Higher Education, England, 1985—1988. Assistant professor Northeast Missouri State University, 1988—1989. Lexicographer Oxford English Dictionary, 1990—1991.
Lecturer Goldsmiths College, London University, since 1991.
Member of International Association for the Integrational Study of Language and Communications (founder, secretary 1998).
Married Chris Giles Baldick. Children: Joshua William Tautz-Davis, Zoe Hannah Tautz-Davis, Ello Jo Tautz-Davis, Bethany Alice Davis Baldick.