Molly Campbell


Research title: Pronouncing Early Modern English and Scots: Reassessing the evidence for ‘non-standard’ speech in Early Modern Britain.

Research Summary

My PhD research focuses on pronunciations in Britain outside of London. Scholarship on the pronunciation of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English largely focuses on the emerging 'standard': educated London-based speech. My project shifts away from the London-centric approach to examine Welsh English, Northern English, and Scots pronunciation in the Early Modern period, using the work of early writers on the English language as evidence. 



SGSAH AHRC DTP-2 scholarship, October 2022-March 2025

Historical Thesaurus of English postgraduate scholarship (MPhil), September 2020-September 2021