Joan Cutting is a Senior Lecturer in TESOL at the University of Edinburgh. She studies intercultural pragmatics, vague language and in-group codes. She is author of Analysing the Language of Discourse Communities (2000) and Language in Context in TESOL (2015), editor of Vague Language Explored (2007), and co-editor of the Edinburgh Textbooks in TESOL series (2013-17).
Kenneth Fordyce is a Lecturer in TESOL at the University of Edinburgh. He has previously worked as a language teacher in Austria and Japan. His research covers corpus linguistics, pragmatics, and intercultural pragmatics. He has a particular interest in post-truth discourse and the language of truth and lies in politics, the media, and health communication.