Specialist Subjects: Anglo-Welsh Dialects of North Wales
Rob Penhallurick is the author of Studying the English Language (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), and editor of Debating Dialect: Essays on the Philosophy of Dialect Study (University of Wales Press, 2000). He has also written two books on varieties of Welsh English, The Anglo-Welsh Dialects of North Wales (Peter Lang, 1991) and Gowerland and its language (Peter Lang,1994). He is a contributor to The Penguin Atlas of British & Irish History (2001) and the forthcoming second edition of Language in the British Isles (Cambridge University Press). His articles and essays to date have concentrated on varieties of English and their study. 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; and he is curator of the Department's Archive of Welsh English, which houses an extensive collection of audio recordings and transcriptions. The main areas of his current teaching and supervision are general linguistics, history of the English language, dialectology and sociolinguistics, language and identity, semiotics, film studies, and the origins of speech and writing.
The Anglo-Welsh Dialects of North Wales
A Survey of Conservative Rural Spoken English in the Counties of Gwynedd and Clwyd
Peter Lang (Frankfurt am Main), 1991, 413 + xviii pages. Monograph.
Gowerland and its language
A history of the English speech of the Gower Peninsula, South Wales
Peter Lang (Frankfurt am Main), 1994, 223 + viii pages. Monograph.
Essays on the Philosophy of Dialect Study
University of Wales Press (Cardiff), 2000, 128 + xii pages. Editor and contributor.
Studying the English Language
Palgrave Macmillan (Basingstoke), 2003, 249 + xii pages. Monograph.
ISBN 0-333-72739-8 hardback
ISBN 0-333-72740-1 paperback
"Two Gower Accents: A Phonological Comparison of Penclawdd and Reynoldston"
Transactions of the Yorkshire Dialect Society Part LXXXII Volume XV (1982), 29-41.
"Fieldwork for the Survey of Anglo-Welsh Dialects: North Wales 1980-81"
Pages 223-233 in Wolfgang Viereck (ed.), Focus On: England and Wales (Varieties of English Around The World, General Series, Volume 4), John Benjamins (Amsterdam), 1985.
"English Dialectology: A Nordic Perspective"
Bulletin of the International Society for Dialectology and Geolinguistics Volume 1: 1 (1991), 20-25.
"Wales and Language"
Cymro Llundain/The London Welshman Volume 40: 4 (Autumn 1991), 6.
"The Politics of Dialectology"
Lore and Language Volume 9: 2 (1990 ), 55-68.
"Welsh English: A National Language?"
Dialectologia et Geolinguistica Volume 1: 1 (1993), 28-46.
Pages 159-170 in Gunnel Melchers and Nils-Lennart Johannesson (eds), Nonstandard Varieties of Language, Papers from the Stockholm Symposium, 11-13 April, 1991 (Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, Stockholm Studies in English LXXXIV), Stockholm (Almqvist & Wiksell International), 1994.
"The grammar of Northern Welsh English: progressive verb phrases"
Pages 308-342 in Juhani Klemola, Merja Kytö and Matti Rissanen (eds), Speech Past and Present: Studies in English Dialectology in Memory of Ossi Ihalainen, Peter Lang (Frankfurt am Main), 1996.
"Dialect and the nation's future"
Planet: The Welsh Internationalist 127 (February/March 1998), 82-87.
"On Gower English, Dialect and Metaphor"
Pages 303-313 in Hildegard L. C. Tristram (ed.), The Celtic Englishes II, C. Winter (Heidelberg), 2000.
"Language and Dialect"
Pages 264-265 in The Penguin Atlas of British and Irish History, Penguin (London), 2001.
"Welsh English: Phonology"
In Clive Upton (ed.), A Handbook of Varieties of English Volume 1, Mouton de Gruyter (Berlin), in press, to be published in 2004.
"Welsh English: Grammar"
In Bernd Kortmann (ed.), A Handbook of Varieties of English Volume 2, Mouton de Gruyter (Berlin), in press, to be published in 2004.
NOTE: The Handbook will also be published in paperback in 2005. There is also an accompanying CD-ROM and website.
"English in Wales"
In David Britain (ed.), Language in the British Isles (second edition), Cambridge University Press (Cambridge), forthcoming.
Preparatory research for Survey of English Dialects: The Dictionary and Grammar, edited by Clive Upton, David Parry and J. D. A. Widdowson, Routledge (London), 1994.
Contributor to The Survey of Anglo-Welsh Dialects Volume 2: The South-West, edited by David Parry, published by the editor, and to A Grammar and Glossary of the Conservative Anglo-Welsh Dialects of Rural Wales, edited by David Parry, National Centre for English Cultural Tradition, University of Sheffield (Sheffield), 1999.