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I have appeared as a language expert on various TV and radio broadcasts, discussing a variety of language-related stories from youth language, to punctuation, to new words in the dictionary.

Recent appearances include:

  • BBC Breakfast Television
  • BBC World Service (Why do we find some voices irritating? – available here)
  • BBC Radio 4
  • BBC Radio 5 Live
  • BBC Radio Manchester
  • BBC Radio Lancashire
  • BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester
  • BBC Radio Merseyside

In March 2016 I wrote a piece for The Conversation on Language pedantry, which subsequently also appeared in The Independent. In May 2016 I wrote a piece for The Conversation on the idea of schools banning slang, and in September I wrote something on Grime and youth language. Most recently I wrote something about Angela Rayner MP’s accent and the subsequent discrimination she faces.

I have also contributed to stories in various other media outlets including BBC magazine, Metro, and Manchester Evening News.