Alison Wray is a Research Professor of Language and Communication at Cardiff University. Her research centres on the modelling of lexical storage and processing, particularly in relation to formulaic phrases, and it has been applied to language learning, evolution of language and language disability. Her two monographs Formulaic Language and the Lexicon (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Formulaic Language: Pushing the Boundaries (Oxford University Press, 2008) are internationally acclaimed. She has a longstanding commitment to researcher training, including the developing of academic expertise.
Aileen Bloomer teaches at York St John College, UK. Previously she has worked in Sweden, Germany, Vietnam and China.Patrick Griffiths teaches at Beppu University, Japan. He has previously worked at the University of the South Pacific, York University, UK, and York St John College, UK.Andrew John Merrison teaches at York St John College, UK. Previously he has worked at the universities of Durham, Edinburgh, York and Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh.