Public Engagement

Broadcast media

I have appeared on various media broadcasts to discuss my own research as well as a range of language topics. I have been interviewed on Sky News and my work has been discussed on the Jeremy Vine Show on Channel 5. I have also been interviewed for many international, national and regional radio stations including the following:

  • BBC World Service
  • Talk Radio Europe
  • BBC Radio 4
  • Sky Radio
  • Classic FM
  • Today FM
  • Voice of Russia
  • Newstalk
  • BBC Radio Wales
  • 2SER (Australia)
  • Radio New Zealand
  • BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire
  • BBC Radio Devon
  • BBC Radio Lancashire
  • BBC Radio London
  • BBC Radio Merseyside
  • BBC Radio Suffolk
  • BBC Radio Three Counties

Print & digital media

I have also been quoted about my research on the BBC News, The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, iNews, The Daily Mail (twice), SchoolsWeek, Business Ghana, Digit, Walta, the Plymouth Herald and Brinkwire, among other print & digital media.

“A lot of new tech is abstract and difficult to understand, which makes it ripe for metaphor,” Dr Robbie Love, a linguistics fellow at the University of Leeds, who conducted the study, told BBC News.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49197595

Blogs and articles

I have also written articles for Cambridge University Press’ World of Better Learning blog, ESRC’s blog, ESRC’s Britain In… magazine, English & Media Centre’s Emagazine, The Conversation, ESRC’s Society Now magazine and Macmillan Dictionary.

I realise that what we have gathered is not just a linguistic resource but a unique and permanent record of humanity.

https://blog.esrc.ac.uk/2017/09/19/not-just-a-linguistic-resource-but-a-unique-record-of-humanity/

Recent language topics I have written about for media outlets include accents, the hidden uses of fillers, time, how people talk about Christmas, corpus linguistics, pronouns, swearing, political language and social media reactions to terrorist attacks.

Academic interviews

In 2018 I was interviewed for a podcast by the University of Leeds’ Centre for Language Education Research (CLER). I discussed my work on the Spoken BNC2014 project. Listen here:

In 2013 I was interviewed by Lancaster University where I discussed my experience of studying at the Department of Linguistics and English Language. Watch here: