As well as hosting the Lingthusiasm podcast and running the Superlinguo blog, I have published in a range of print and digital media. I have also been interviewed for radio stations such as 3AW, RRR and SYN, and outlets including The Canberra Times, Radio New Zealand National and The Star Observer. I can be contacted for media comment here.
By Lingo is a regular column in The Big Issue (Australia), in which I look at the unusual stories of common words. You can read a couple of examples on The Big Issue blog. I also occasionally writes longer format pieces for The Big Issue including The Worth of Words, about the Kagate dictionary project in edition #480 (March 2015).
- Superlinguo is a generalist linguistics blog that I have run since 2011 with Georgia Webster. We have over 30,000 Tumblr followers and our Twitter has over 4,000 followers.
- Endangered Languages and Cultures is a blog for linguists and those interested in language documentation. I have been a regular contributor since 2011.
- Fully (Sic) is Crikey’s blog about languages and linguistics. An Australian focus, and a political flavour, Fully (Sic) covers stories both lighthearted and hard-hitting. I was a regular contributor from 2011-2014, and in 2012 was the editor.
- Strong Language is a a blog all about swearing. I have been a contributing author since 2015.
- I have also made contributions to other outlets, including:
- Capitalizing Directions. Elbow Grease. Gestures Grammar Girl (30/06/2017)
- 5 Languages of Nepal You Might Encounter Inside Himalayas (09/12/2016)
- Daisy Bates Dangerous Women Project (01/12/2016)
- When are you really finished with a PhD? The Thesis Whisperer (26/06/2013)
- Why words matter Ramp Up (ABC) (13/09/2011)
I use my language mapping skills in outreach as well as research. In 2015 Linguistics Roadshow created a short online survey on Australian regional variation, as part of their schools outreach program. I created a map visualisation of the data, using CARTO. In the week it was launched the survey was picked up in The Age, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, and The ABC. Over 20,000 people participated in the survey, and maps like the one below have been viewed over 480,000 times. You can see all the results and maps here. Thanks to Rosey Billington and the Roadshow crew for the opportunity to work on this project. [Since 2016 I am a CARTO ambassador].