Marcus Taft is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Psychology at UNSW Sydney, Australia where he has worked since 1981. He received both his bachelor and doctoral degrees at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, followed by a year's post-doctoral position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Over the years, Prof Taft has had appointments as a Visiting Fellow at Birkbeck College (London), Université René Descartes (Paris), University of Arizona (Tucson), Hebrew University (Jerusalem), Royal Holloway College, University of London, Aix-Marseille University and, most recently, as Distinguished Professor in the Center for Cognitive Science of Language at the Beijing Language and Culture University. He is the author of around 100 papers and one book (entitled Reading and the Mental Lexicon) and has been a reviewer for countless journal articles. He is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Memory & Language.