George Saunders

George Saunders was born in Waratah, a small mining town in Tasmania, Australia's island state, in 1948. He obtained his PhD from the University of Tasmania in 1975. His doctoral research, which included a year's linguistic field work in Aachen in the Federal Republic of Germany, examined the use and function of modal particles in modern German. He worked first as a full-time teacher of languages at a high school in Tasmania, while at the same time tutoring part-time in German at the University of Tasmania and in French at the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education. In 1977 he moved to mainland Australia, to Melbourne, to join the staff of the German Department at Monash University. In 1980 he moved further north to Sydney to take up a lecturing position at the Macarthur Institute of Higher Education (formerly known as the Milperra College of Advanced Education), where he is now Coordinator of Community Languages and teaches German language and translation courses, as well as Read More chevron_right