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John M. Swales is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Michigan, where he was also Director of the English Language Institute from 1985 to 2001. He was faculty advisor for both the MICASE and MICUSP corpus projects. To date, he has written or co-written over 20 books and a hundred research articles or book chapters. His 1990 Genre Analysis (Cambridge, 1990) continues to be one of the most frequently cited works on academic discourse, and has inspired and empowered generations of students and researchers to systematise their observations about academic texts. Other significant works include Academic Writing for Graduate Students (with Christine Feak) (Michigan, 1994, 2004), Other Floors, Other Voices (Erlbaum, 1998) and Research Genres (Cambridge, 2004). Although officially retired, he remains active with research projects, doctoral advising, and conference presentations (typically plenaries). In 2011, for example, he gave talks and lectures in England, Italy, Poland and China as well as in the U.S. In 2004, he was awarded an honorary PhD by the University of Uppsala.