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Dr Robert Penhallurick

Honorary Research Fellow, Humanities and Social Sciences
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Rob Penhallurick is the author of Studying the English Language (Palgrave Macmillan), Studying Dialect (Palgrave Macmillan), co-author of Welsh English (De Gruyter), and editor of Debating Dialect (University of Wales Press). He writes explanatory and interpretive books, essays and articles on varieties of English, the history of English and linguistic theory. Rob is a contributor to the New Cambridge History of the English Language, the Mouton World Atlas of Variation in English, the Electronic World Atlas of Varieties of English (, Language in the British Isles (Cambridge University Press), the Penguin Atlas of British & Irish History, and the Varieties of English Handbook (De Gruyter). He has worked for four of the major dialect surveys of Europe (BBC Voices, the Atlas Linguarum Europae, the Survey of English Dialects, and the Survey of Anglo-Welsh Dialects), and is the leading expert on varieties of Welsh English, having written many essays and two monographs on the topic.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Varieties of English
  • History of English
  • Dialectology
  • Welsh English

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