Dr Holly Kennard

Retained Lecturer in Linguistics

My research interests lie in phonology and morphophonology, language contact and language endangerment. I am particularly interested in Breton and the other Celtic languages, although I have worked on a variety of languages, including Bengali and English.

At Pembroke, I teach students for a variety of Linguistics papers, both for Prelims and FHS. This also includes teaching French Papers IV and V (History of French and Modern French Linguistics). 

I am currently undertaking a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship investigating lexical stress and grammatical gender across two generations of Breton speakers. I am particularly interested in the effect that the decline and subsequent revival of the language is having on native morphophonology. For more details of my research and publications, please visit my website.

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