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Reader in Linguistics, Manchester Metropolitan University

Rob is a Reader in Linguistics at Manchester Metropolitan University, involved primarily in sociolinguistic variation, urban adolescent speech, accents and dialects, and linguistic ethnography. He is currently funded by The AHRC for the Manchester Voices project (with Dr Erin Carrie). Hew previously funded by The Leverhulme Trust for the project 'Expressing inner-city youth identity through Multicultural Urban British English'.

Rob is Head of Youth Language at the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies, MCYS.

He has a PhD and MA from the University of Manchester.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, Manchester Metropolitan University


  • 2010 
    University of Manchester, PhD