I am a Senior Lecturer in English Language. My teaching and research interests are face-to-face interaction, digital communication, and linguistic creativity. I work mainly within the field of Conversation Analysis and am particularly interested in the relationships between talk and social structure.
I joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2012 and have contributed to teaching and research in the English subject group. I am currently course leader for BA English Language, and teach on the following modules: Language in Use, Digital Communication, and Creative Language Awareness.
I have written two books on reader response and literacy practices in group settings: The Discourse of Reading Groups: Integrated Cognitive and Sociocultural Perspectives (Routledge; co-authored with Joan Swann, Paola Trimarco, and Sara Whiteley), and Talk About Books: A Study of Reading Groups (Bloomsbury). I am currently working on a textbook, entitled Language in Interaction (Edinburgh University Press).
Specialist areas of interest
Conversation analysis, creativity in language, digital communication, stylistics, social class
BA (Honours) English Language
Language in Use
Creative Language Awareness
Van Der Bom, I., Grainger, K., Paterson, L., & Peplow, D. (2018). ‘It’s not the fact they claim benefits but their useless, lazy, drug taking lifestyles we despise’: Analysing audience responses to Benefits Street using live tweets. Discourse, Context, & Media, 21, 36-45. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcm.2017.11.003
Healey, J., Hopkins, C., Mcclimens, A., & Peplow, D. (2017). The potential therapeutic benefits of reading poetry to nursing home residents: the road less travelled? Journal of Poetry Therapy, 30 (3), 153-165. http://doi.org/10.1080/08893675.2017.1328827
Albertson, K., Pateman, M., Albertson, K., Barnes, A., & Peplow, D. (2016). The role of the arts, humanities and social sciences in forming and informing responses to contemporary social change. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies, 11 (2), 29-46. http://doi.org/10.18848/2327-0071/CGP/v11i02/29-46
Paterson, L., Coffey-Glover, L., & Peplow, D. (2016). Negotiating stance within discourse of class: reactions to Benefits Street. Discourse and Society, 27 (2), 195-214. http://doi.org/10.1177/0957926515611558
Peplow, D. (2011). 'Oh, I've known a lot of Irish people': Reading groups and the negotiation of literary interpretation. Language and Literature, 20 (4), 295-315. http://doi.org/10.1177/0963947011401964
Peplow, D. (n.d.). Storytelling and stance-taking in group interaction. Narrative Inquiry.
Paterson, L., Grainger, K., & Peplow, D. (2017). Does money talk equate to class talk? Audience responses to poverty porn in relation to money and debt. In Mooney, A., & Sifaki, E. (Eds.) The Language of Money and Debt : a Multidisciplinary Approach. (pp. 205-231). Palgrave Macmillan: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57568-1_9
Peplow, D. (2016). Creativity in everyday interactions. In Demjen, S., & Seargeant, P. (Eds.) Creativity in Language : From Everyday Style to Verbal Art. Open University Press: http://wels.open.ac.uk/overview/school-languages-and-applied-linguistics/creativity-language
Peplow, D. (2016). Transforming readings : reading and interpreting in book groups. In Burke, M., Fialho, O., & Zygnier, S. (Eds.) Scientific Approaches to Literature in Learning Environments. John Benjamins
Peplow, D. (2014). "I’ve never enjoyed hating a book so much in my life.” The co-construction of reader identity in the reading group. In Chapman, S., & Clark, B. (Eds.) Pragmatics and Literary Stylistics. (pp. 152-171). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Peplow, D. (2014). The stylistics of everyday talk. In Stockwell, P., & Whiteley, S. (Eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Stylistics. (pp. 590-606). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: http://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139237031.043
Peplow, D., & Carter, R. (2014). Stylistics and real readers. In Burke, M. (Ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics. (pp. 440-454). London: Routledge
Peplow, D. (2016). Talk About Books : A Study of Reading Groups. Bloomsbury Academic. http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/talk-about-books-9781472570239/
Peplow, D., Swann, J., Trimarco, P., & Whiteley, S. (2015). The Discourse of Reading Groups : Integrating Cognitive and Sociocultural Approaches. Routledge.
Bell, A., Browse, S., Gibbons, A., & Peplow, D. (Eds.). (n.d.). Style and Response: Minds, Media, Methods. John Benjamins.
Kelly, S., Davies, L., Harrop, D., Mcclimens, A., Peplow, D., & Pollard, N. (2015). Reviewing art therapy research : a constructive critique. Sheffield Hallam University.
Claire Ashmore: Dialect and identity in Chesterfield: A perceptual and apparent-time study
Daniel Pinder: Relevance Theory and Complex Poetic Texts
Dr David Peplow is interested in social interaction, focusing particularly on how readers outside of university talk about literary reading. In his research he also considers how taste intersects with social class and how the poor are represented in the media.