Robert Hollett, a former Head of the English department of Memorial University, has researched various aspects of Newfoundland and Labarador English, in particular place names and allegro speech patterns. His interests also include the phonetic and phonological aspects of local speech.
He edited Regional Language Studies . . . Newfoundland from 1984 until 1987, and has served for many years on the Management Committee of the English Language Research Centre.
His publications include Place Names of the Northern Peninsula (ISER, 2000) which he co-edited with E. R. Seary and W. J. Kirwin.