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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


Dr Jonathan Morris

Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Research Studies