Journal articles

  • Wright, D., Robson, J., Murray-Edwards, H. and Braber, N. (2022) The pragmatic functions of ‘respect’ in lawyers’ courtroom discourse: a case study of Brexit hearings. Journal of Pragmatics 187: 1-12. [pdf]
  • Wright, D. (2020). The discursive construction of resistance to sex in an online community. Discourse, Context & Media 36: 1-9. [pdf]
  • Smith, H., Bird, K., Roeser, J., Robson, J., Braber, N., Wright, D., and Stacey, P. (2020). Voice parade procedures: investigating methods of optimising witness performance. Memory 28(1): 2–17. [pdf]
  • Wright, D. and Brookes, G. (2019). ‘This is England, speak English!’: a corpus-assisted critical study of language ideologies in the right-leaning British press. Critical Discourse Studies 16(1): 56–83. [pdf]
  • Betts, L. Harding, R. Peart, S., Sjolin Knight, C., Wright, D. and Newbold, K. (2019) Adolescents’ experiences of street harassment: creating a typology and assessing the emotional impact. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 11(1): 38–46. [pdf]
  • Wright, D. (2017). Using word n-grams to identify authors and idiolects: a corpus approach to a forensic linguistic problem. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 22(2), 212-241. [pdf]
  • Johnson, A. and Wright, D. (2014). Identifying idiolect in forensic authorship attribution: an n-gram textbite approach. Language and Law / Linguagem e Direito 1(1), 37-69. [pdf]
  • Wright, D. (2013). Stylistic variation within genre conventions in the Enron email corpus: Developing a text-sensitive methodology for authorship research. International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law 20(1): 45-75. [pdf]
  • Wright, D. (2012). Scrunch, growze, or chobble?: investigating regional variation in sound symbolism in the Survey of English Dialects. Leeds Working Papers in Linguistics and Phonetics 17, 2012. [pdf]
  • Wright, D. (2011). The accuracy and motivations of semi-phonetic respellings in ‘Summer Bulletin’ dialect literature. Transactions of the Yorkshire Dialect Society 111(22), 36-44.

Book chapters

  • Harding, R., Betts, L., Wright, D., , Peart, S. and Sjolin, C. (2021). Adolescent girls’ experiences of street harassment: emotions, comments, impact, actions and the law. In: I. Zempi and J. Smith (eds.), Misogyny as Hate Crime. London: Routledge, pp. 121–139. [pdf]
  • Wright, D. (2021). Corpus approaches to forensic linguistics. In M. Coulthard, A. May and R. Sousa-Silva (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics (2nd edn). London: Routledge, pp. 611-627. [pdf]
  • MacLeod, N, and Wright, D. (2020). Forensic Linguistics. In S. Adolphs and D. Knight (eds). Routledge Handbook of English Language and Digital Humanities. London: Routledge, pp. 360-377. [pdf]
  • Brookes, G. and Wright, D. (2020). From burden to threat: A diachronic study of language ideology and migrant representation in the British press. In: P. Rautionaho, A. Nurmi and J. Klemola (eds.) Corpora and the Changing Society: Studies in the Evolution of English. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins, pp. 113-140. [pdf]
  • Wright, D. (2018). “Idiolect.” In: M. Aronoff (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics.  New York: Oxford University Press. [pdf]


  • Wright, D. (2014) A corpus linguistic approach to combining techniques in forensic authorship analysis using Enron emails. Doctoral thesis. University of Leeds, United Kingdom. [pdf]

Edited Volumes

  • Wright, D., Di Bari, M., Norton, C., Abdullah, A. and Khamam, R. (eds.) (2013). Leeds Working Papers in Linguistics and Phonetics, vol. 18.