Larry E. Smith is President of Christopher, Smith & Associates, LLC, (CSA) a leadership institute of Hawaii. Before joining CSA, he was Dean and Director of Education and Training at the East-West Center in Honolulu. He is the co-founder (with Braj B. Kachru) of the professional journal, World Englishes: Journal of English as an International and Intranational Language. He was the first President, the first Executive Director and presently the Chief Financial Officer of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE), Inc. His research interests include the intelligibility, comprehensibility, and interpretability of world Englishes across cultures as well as the consequences of the spread of English world-wide. He currently leads a program for university students called “Living World Englishes.” His most recent publications can be found in the second edition of The Handbook of World Englishes, published by Wiley/Blackwell.
NOTE: Larry Smith, co-founder of the International Association for World Englishes and co-founder of World Englishes, passed away December 13, 2014. He was the author of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 34: World Englishes. An obituary is available here. – Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz