Professor of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University

I've taught English and Linguistics at Lancaster University since 2002. I did my PhD on Polari, a secret language used by gay men. Since then I've written over 18 books focussing on topics like language, health, society, identity and representation. My most recent books include: The Language of Patient Feedback (2019), Fabulosa! The Story of Polari (2019), American and British English (2017) and Discourse Analysis and Media Attitudes: The Representation of Islam in the British Press (2013)

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University