Daniel Weston read English Language and Literature at BA level at the University of Oxford, and obtained his MPhil and PhD in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge. Prior to taking up a position at HKU, he was employed at Birkbeck University of London, Portsmouth University, and, latterly, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). His research interests include bilingual pragmatics (code-switching), World Englishes (specifically English dialect development), and the discourse analysis of gatekeeping encounters. He has published in a variety of journals on these subject areas. He is currently collaborating with the University of Cambridge on a project examining the communicative effectiveness of the undergraduate admissions interview. To this end, he is also an affiliate and visiting scholar at the Cambridge Language Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Centre.