Robert lectures on a range of subjects related to the Japanese language, culture and society from a comparative perspective. He is also active in the field of translation, especially Computer Assisted Translation, as well as corpus-based language teaching and learning. In his teaching and research, Robert combines his interests in cultural anthropology (ethnopragmatics), cultural semiotics and applied linguistics. This enables him to successfully supervise postgraduate projects in a variety of areas. Robert enjoys learning new languages and testing new language acquisition methods and devices.