Christopher Hutton is chair professor in the School of English at the University of Hong Kong, where he served as Head of School from 2004-2007. He holds a BA in Modern Languages (1980), a DPhil in General Linguistics from the University of Oxford (1988), an MA in Linguistics and Yiddish from Columbia University New York (1985), and an LLB from Manchester Metropolitan University (2008). He held a research position at the Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies from 1978-1989, and was Assistant Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages at the University of Texas at Austin from 1987-1989 before moving to Hong Kong. His research is concerned with the politics of language and linguistics, the history of Western linguistics in its relationship with race theory, and language and the law. His publications include Abstraction and Instance (Pergamon, 1990), Linguistics and the Third Reich (Routledge, 1999), A Dictionary of Cantonese Slang (with K. Bolton, Hurst, 2005), Race and the Third Reich (Polity Press, 2005), Language, Law and Definition (with R. Harris, Continuum, 2007), and Language, Meaning and the Law (Edinburgh, 2009).