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Each p[ɚ]son does it th[ɛː] way: Rhoticity variation and the community grammar (2019)
Journal Article
Blaxter, T., Beeching, K., Coates, R., Murphy, J., & Robinson, E. (2019). Each p[ɚ]son does it th[ɛː] way: Rhoticity variation and the community grammar. Language Variation and Change, 31, 1-37

This paper examines individual differences in constraints on linguistic variation in light of Labov’s (2007) proposal that adult change (diffusion) disrupts systems of constraints and Tamminga, MacKenzie, and Embick’s (2016) typology of constraints.... Read More about Each p[ɚ]son does it th[ɛː] way: Rhoticity variation and the community grammar.

The Discursive Construction of Blame: The Language of Public Inquiries (2019)
Book
Murphy, J. (2019). The Discursive Construction of Blame: The Language of Public Inquiries. Basingstoke: Palgrave. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-50722-8

This book examines the language of public inquiries to reveal how blame is assigned, avoided, negotiated and discussed in this quasi-legal setting. In doing so, the author adds a much-needed linguistic perspective to the study of blame – previously t... Read More about The Discursive Construction of Blame: The Language of Public Inquiries.

I'm sorry you are such an arsehole: (non-)canonical apologies and their implications for (im)politeness (2018)
Journal Article
Murphy, J. (2019). I'm sorry you are such an arsehole: (non-)canonical apologies and their implications for (im)politeness. Journal of Pragmatics, 142, 223-232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2018.05.014

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. I report on a study into how native British English speakers (N = 78) respond to various instances of I'm sorry played to them in an experimental setting. The test items vary in terms of what the speaker is ‘sorry’ for, but are c... Read More about I'm sorry you are such an arsehole: (non-)canonical apologies and their implications for (im)politeness.

Apologies made at the Leveson Inquiry: Triggers and responses (2018)
Book Chapter
Murphy, J. (2018). Apologies made at the Leveson Inquiry: Triggers and responses. In M. M. Hansen, & R. Márquez Reiter (Eds.), The Pragmatics of Sensitive Activities in Institutional Discourse, 91-113. John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/bct.96.04mur

This paper discusses apologies made by politicians at a recent UK public inquiry, the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press. I use the freely available data from the Inquiry to explore how politicians apologise in this i... Read More about Apologies made at the Leveson Inquiry: Triggers and responses.

Apologies made at the Leveson Inquiry: Triggers and responses (2016)
Journal Article
Murphy, J. (2016). Apologies made at the Leveson Inquiry: Triggers and responses. Pragmatics and Society, 7(4), 595-617

This paper discusses apologies made by politicians at a recent UK public inquiry, The Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press. I use the freely available data from the Inquiry to explore how politicians apologise in this i... Read More about Apologies made at the Leveson Inquiry: Triggers and responses.

(Im)politeness during Prime Minister's Questions in the U.K. Parliament (2014)
Journal Article
Murphy, J. (2014). (Im)politeness during Prime Minister's Questions in the U.K. Parliament. Pragmatics and Society, 5(1), 76-104. https://doi.org/10.1075/ps.5.1.04mur

Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) is a weekly, half-hour long session in the British House of Commons, which gives backbench Members of Parliament (MPs) and the Leader of the Opposition (LO) the opportunity to ask the Prime Minister (PM) questions on... Read More about (Im)politeness during Prime Minister's Questions in the U.K. Parliament.