Joanna Radwanska-Williams received her BA in English and linguistics (1981) and her PhD in linguistics (1989) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Paradigms Lost: The Linguistic Theory of Mikolaj Kruszweski. Her research interests include the history of linguistics, language teaching methodology, poetics, semiotics, and interdisciplinary applications of linguistics, and she has (co-)authored over 30 journal articles and book chapters in these fields. She is currently a professor and assistant to the chair of the English Language Teaching and Research Committee at Macao Polytechnic Institute. She is also the editor of Intercultural Communication Studies.