Peter Bull language and communication

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Journal Articles


BULL, P., NEGRINE, R. & HAWN, K. Telling it like it is or just telling a good story? Editing techniques in news coverage of the British parliamentary expenses scandal. Language & Dialogue 4(2), 2014, 213-233.

BULL, P. & SIMON-VANDENBERGEN, A-M. Equivocation and doublespeak in far right-wing discourse: an analysis of Nick Griffin’s performance on BBC’s Question Time. Text & Talk 34 (1), 1-22 (64).

NEGRINE, R. & BULL, P. ‘Mr Malik, to Represent the People of Dewsbury Do You Need a £2600 Cinema System Paid for by the Taxpayer?’ An Analysis of British Television News Coverage of the 2009 MPs ‘Expenses Scandal’. Parliamentary Affairs (online 25 May).


BULL, P. The role of adversarial discourse in political opposition: Prime Minister’s Questions and the British phone-hacking scandal. Language & Dialogue 3(2), 254-272.

DOODY, J.P. & BULL,P. Evidence for impaired verbal identification but intact nonverbal recognition of fearful body postures in Asperger's Syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(7), 1652-1661.


BULL, P. The Microanalysis of Political Discourse. Philologia Hispalensis XXVI, 79-93.

BULL, P. & WELLS, P. Adversarial discourse in Prime Minister’s Questions. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 31(1), 30-48.

FELDMAN, O. & BULL, P. Understanding audience affiliation in response to political speeches in Japan. Language & Dialogue 2(3), 2012, 375-397.

FETZER, A. & BULL, P. Doing leadership in political speech: Semantic processes and pragmatic inferences. Discourse & Society 23(2), 127-144.


BULL, P. & FELDMAN, O. Invitations to affiliative audience responses in Japanese political speeches. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 30(2), 158-176.

DOODY, J.P. & BULL, P. Asperger’s Syndrome and the decoding of boredom, interest and disagreement from body posture. Journal of Nonverbal Behaviour, 35, 87-100.

GNISCI, A., BULL, P. GRAZIANO, CIANCIA, M.R. & ERRICO, D. Adattamenti di un sistema di codifica delle interruzionu all’intervista politica Italiana. Psicologia Social VI(1), 119-140.


BULL, P. & FETZER, A. Face, facework and political discourse. International Review of Social Psychology 23(2/3), 155-185.

HOLLINS MARTIN, C. & BULL, P. The situational argument: do midwives agree or acquiesce with senior staff? Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology 28(2), 180-190.


HOLLINS MARTIN, C. & BULL, P. Protocols, policy directives and choice provision: UK midwives views. International Journal of Health Care and Quality Assurance 22(1), 55-66.

WARREN, G., SCHERTLER, E. & BULL, P. Detecting deception from emotional and emotional cues. Journal of Nonverbal Behaviour 33(1), 59-69.