• University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

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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 Expertise and Interests

  • sociolinguistics
  • sociophonetics
  • phonetics
  • accent
  • dialect
  • variation and change

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Research Output 2015 2019

Vowel change across time, space and conversational topic: the use of localised features in former mining communities

Devlin, T., French, P. & Llamas, C., 5 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Language Variation and Change.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Vowel Changes
16 Citations (Scopus)

Telephone-supported computerised cognitive-behavioural therapy: REEACT-2 large-scale pragmatic randomised controlled trial

Gilbody, S., Brabyn, S., Lovell, K., Kessler, D., Devlin, T., Smith, L., Araya, R., Barkham, M., Bower, P., Cooper, C., Knowles, S., Littlewood, E., Richards, D. A., Tallon, D., White, D. & Worthy, G., 1 May 2017, In : British Journal of Psychiatry. 210, 5, p. 362-367 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cognitive Therapy
Randomized Controlled Trials
11 Citations (Scopus)

The use of unequal randomisation in clinical trials - an update

Peckham, E., Brabyn, S., Cook, L., Devlin, T., Dumville, J. & Torgerson, D., 1 Nov 2015, In : Contemporary Clinical Trials. 45, Part A, p. 113-122 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Random Allocation
Clinical Trials
Sample Size
Cost-Benefit Analysis