Reviews and Media

Reviews of The Prodigal Tongue

The Baltimore Sun, John E. McIntyre:
“This book is a romp. Go buy it.”
“Murphy would have us understand how rich and sturdy English is, that we may come to understand and delight in the richness of our differences.”

Publisher’s Weekly:
“thoughtful, funny, and approachable”
“The book’s momentum comes from Murphy’s witty presentation, but its real power comes from its commitment to inquiry and its profound belief that ‘communication involves a million little acts of faith.'”



BBC Radio 4: Americanize! with Susie Dent

BBC Radio 4: Word of Mouth/Like, Totally Awesome:
The Americanisation of English