Hans-Georg Wolf is Chair Professor of Development and Variation of the English Language at the University of Potsdam. His research interests include World Englishes, Cultural Linguistics, (Cognitive) Sociolinguistics, lexicography, corpus linguistics, and pragmatics. Currently, his main foci are the application of Cultural Linguistics to the study of varieties of English and the writing of a dictionary of West African English.
Zoltán Kövecses is Professor Emeritus in the Department of American Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, where he was the head of the Cultural Linguistics doctoral program. His research interests include metaphor, metonymy, emotion language, American English and culture, and the relationship between metaphoric conceptualization and context. His major publications include: Metaphor and Emotion (2000, Cambridge UP), American English. An Introduction (2000, Broadview Press), Metaphor. A Practical Introduction (2002/2010, Oxford UP), Metaphor in Culture (2005, Cambridge UP), Language, Mind, and Culture (2006, Oxford UP), and Where Metaphors Come From (2015, Oxford UP).