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Dr Thomas Devlin

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Dr Tom Devlin

BA (Liverpool) MA (Newcastle) PhD (York)

Lecturer in Phonetics and Phonology

Research and Scholarship

I am a sociophonetician with interests in variation and change in English accents and dialects.

My PhD examined levelling of traditional accent features in former coalfield communities in County Durham in the North East of England.

I am currently engaged in two research projects exploring functions of tone in Cameroon Pidgin English and speech patterns in the Afro-Caribbean community who live in the East Midlands of England.


I teach modules related to sociolinguistics and phonetics and phonology. 

Research Degree Supervision

I am accepting PhD students in sociophonetics.