In preparation. How to Do Things With Morality: a Critical Sociolinguistic Approach to Moral Talk.
In preparation. The moral life of language: were British MPs ‘paying tribute’ to Margaret Thatcher or ‘singing her praises’?
Under review. The critical problem of cynical irony: meaning what you say and ideologies of class and gender. Social Semiotics, special issue on gender, humour and social structure
2014. Avoiding emotivism: a sociolinguistic approach to moral talk. Language & Communication 39: 73-82.
2013. Moralising class: a discourse analysis of the mainstream political response to Occupy and the August 2011 British riots. Discourse & Society 24(1): 27-45
2012. Chav-spotting in Britain: the representation of social class as private choice. Social Semiotics 23(1): 146-162.
2012. ‘And what comes out may be a kind of screeching’: the stylisation of chavspeak in contemporary Britain. Journal of Sociolinguistics 16(1): 5-27.
2007. The discursive construction of British identity in six daily newspapers. Edinburgh Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, 15