Sharon Millar

Sharon Millar

List of John Benjamins publications for which Sharon Millar plays a role.



Hate speech: Definitions, interpretations and practices

Edited by Fabienne H. Baider, Sharon Millar and Stavros Assimakopoulos

Special issue of Pragmatics and Society 11:2 (2020) v, 165 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics


Baider, Fabienne H., Sharon Millar and Stavros Assimakopoulos. 2020. Introduction: Defining, performing and countering hate speech. Hate speech: Definitions, interpretations and practices, Baider, Fabienne H., Sharon Millar and Stavros Assimakopoulos (eds.), pp. 171–176
Millar, Sharon, Rasmus Nielsen, Anna Vibeke Lindø and Klaus Geyer. 2020. The use of hyperlinking as evidential practice in Danish online hate speech. Hate speech: Definitions, interpretations and practices, Baider, Fabienne H., Sharon Millar and Stavros Assimakopoulos (eds.), pp. 241–261
Using data from readers’ comments to news articles from a national Danish newspaper, the article addresses the nature and function of hyperlinks as evidential practice in relation to xenophobic hate speech. Hyperlinks refer to the use of URL addresses to link to websites; hate speech is understood… read more | Article
Millar, Sharon. 2015. Blathering Beauties: The use of pragmatic markers on an Irish beauty blog. Pragmatic Markers in Irish English, Amador-Moreno, Carolina P., Kevin McCafferty and Elaine Vaughan (eds.), pp. 292–317
Investigations of Irish English have not ventured into cyberspace to any great degree so this chapter represents a preliminary exploration into the virtual universe of Irish English. A case-study approach is adopted, trawling data from an Irish beauty website,, and specifically the… read more | Article
The chapter addresses Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s performance of leadership through an analysis of her use of 1st person pronouns in two news interviews, one in Danish and the other in English. The analysis reveals a preference for the collective perspective, particularly in the Danish interview.… read more | Article
Millar, Sharon, Sylvie Cifuentes and Astrid Jensen. 2013. Chapter 5. A social representational perspective on languages and their management in the Danish corporate sector. Exploring the Dynamics of Multilingualism: The DYLAN project, Berthoud, Anne-Claude, François Grin and Georges Lüdi (eds.), pp. 101–120
The chapter reports the main results from an investigation into the social representations of multilingualism in the Danish corporate sector. Within the framework of social representation theory, which seeks to understand the nature of social knowledge and thinking, interview data from 12 Danish… read more | Article
Wilson, John and Sharon Millar. 2007. Introduction. The Discourse of Europe: Talk and text in everyday life, Millar, Sharon and John Wilson (eds.), pp. 1–16
Millar, Sharon. 2003. Children and linguistic normativity. Social Dialectology: In honour of Peter Trudgill, Britain, David and Jenny Cheshire (eds.), pp. 287–297
Millar, Sharon. 1998. Language prescription: a success in failure's clothing?. Historical Linguistics 1995: Volume 2: Germanic linguistics, Hogg, Richard M. and Linda van Bergen (eds.), pp. 177 ff.