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Rob Penhallurick

Reader in English Language, Swansea University

Rob Penhallurick is the author of Studying Dialect (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), Studying the English Language (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, 2010), and editor of Debating Dialect: Essays on the Philosophy of Dialect Study (University of Wales Press, 2000). He has also written and co-written several books on Welsh English and its varieties, and many essays on dialect study, varieties of English, and teaching the history of the English language. Rob is a contributor to The Electronic World Atlas of Varieties of English (, Language in the British Isles (Cambridge University Press), The Mouton World Atlas of Variation in English, The Penguin Atlas of British & Irish History, and the Varieties of English Handbook (De Gruyter Mouton). He has worked for three of the major dialect surveys of Europe: the Atlas Linguarum Europae, the Survey of English Dialects, and the Survey of Anglo-Welsh Dialects.


  • –present
    Reader of English Language & Applied Linguistics, Swansea University