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Sylvia Plath had depression and a brain – she’s still allowed to smile

3 October 2017

My piece for New Statesman: https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2017/10/sylvia-plath-had-depression-and-brain-shes-still-allowed-smile

Don’t give Rio Ferdinand a hard time, we should be more accepting of career changes

22 September 2017

My article for New Statesman here: http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/sport/2017/09/dont-give-rio-ferdinand-hard-time-we-should-be-more-accepting-career-changes

Should the Americanisation (or Americanization) of English worry us?

31 July 2017

My piece for The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/24/worry-americanisation-english-linguists

Notions of Englishness – Addendum

24 July 2017

I have an article coming out today in The Guardian about the English language and what (if anything) can be said about what it means to be English today. It’s an opinion piece...