Philip Seargeant is a writer, researcher & educational filmmaker specialising in the study of language & communication. His current work focuses on the relationships between language, politics & social media, while earlier work looked at the emergence and status of English as a global language.
His latest book, to be published is the The Art of Political Storytelling (Bloomsbury). This examines the way that stories shape our political lives – and how politicians exploit the power of narrative to engage and persuade the electorate.
He has written and produced several educational films, including the award-winning History of English in Ten Minutes.
He is currently Senior Lecturer of Applied Linguistics at the Open University. He writes frequently for publications around the world, with bylines including The Huffington Post, The New European and Prospect; and also appears regularly as an expert commentator on national and international media.
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