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.