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Do accents matter? UL Sociolinguistics lecturer discusses her research on RTÉ

Mairead

Dr Máiréad Moriarty, our Assistant Dean International, appeared on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live yesterday evening, discussing her research on accents with poet Colm Keegan and musician Paddy Cullivan.

Watch the segment now (from 33.57 minutes)

Máiréad Moriarty is a Senior Lecturer in Sociolinguistics. Her research focuses on the relationship between language and society with a particular focus on the representation of language and language varieties in the media and in the study of minority language policy and planning. She has published widely in these fields.

Some of her more recent publications a monograph entitled Globalizing language policy and planning: An Irish language perspective published by Palgrave in 2015 and articles in key academic journals including The International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Language, Curriculum and Culture, and the International Journal of Bilingualism.

Biography: www.ul.ie/artsoc/faculty-research/dr-mairead-moriarty

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