Peter Bull language and communication

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Journal Articles


BULL. P. The construction of political journalism: A microanalytic approach. Discourse Context & Media 27, 7-14.

BULL, P. & STRAWSON, W. Can’t Answer? Won’t Answer? An Analysis of Equivocal Responses by Theresa May in Prime Minister’s Questions. Parliamentary Affairs, gsz003,

WADDLE, M., BULL, P. & BÖHNKE, J.R. “He is just the nowhere man of British politics”: Personal attacks in Prime Minister’s Questions. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 38(1), 61-85.


FELDMAN, O., KINOSHITA, K. & BULL, P. Failures in Leadership: How and Why Wishy-Washy Politicians Equivocate on Japanese Political Interviews. Journal of Language and Politics 16(2), 285-312.

LEDOUX, S. & BULL, P. Political Rhetoric and Audience Behaviour: Inter-party Differences in the 2012 French Presidential Election Campaign. Pragmatics & Society 8(4), 520 –541.


BULL, P. Claps and Claptrap: An analysis of how audiences respond to rhetorical devices in political speeches. Journal of Social and Political Psychology 4(1), 473-492.

CHOI, H., BULL, P., & REED, D. Audience Responses and the Context of Political Speeches. Journal of Social and Political Psychology 4(2), 601-622

FELDMAN, O., KINOSHITA, K. & BULL, P. ‘Ducking and Diving’: How political issues affect equivocation in Japanese political interviews. Japanese Journal of Political Science, 17(2), 141-167.

IVERSEN, S. & BULL, P. Rhetorical devices and audience responses in Norwegian political speeches. Politics, Culture & Socialization 7(1-2), 97-118.

WADDLE, M. & BULL, P. Playing the man, not the ball: Personalisation in political interviews. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 35(4) 412–434.