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Tom Learoyd

MA (Hons), MA

Research student, School of Welsh

I am a third-year PhD student in the School of Welsh, studying intergenerational language variation in mid-Wales. I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2013 (MA (Hons) Politics), then from the University of Leeds in 2015 (MA Linguistics). I'm originally from Leeds, Yorkshire, and I'm self-taught Welsh speaker, having learned in Machynlleth.

Research interests

Welsh/wider Celtic morphophonology, sociolinguistics.


An investigation into the realisation of Initial Consonant Mutations.

To assess the extent to which Welsh is changing in a specific geographical area by analysing phonological and lexical variation across generations in one Welsh town.

Funding source

Cardiff University School of Welsh