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Postgraduate research profile: Mark Ryan

Mark Ryan is a PhD Candidate in the field of Applied Linguistics, as well as a tutor in Linguistics and Sociolinguistics. His research aims to create a language policy and programme, which can be implemented in various contexts (e.g. domestic, schools, businesses), aimed at mitigating the harmful effects of heteronormative ideologies and implicit homophobia and… Continue reading Postgraduate research profile: Mark Ryan

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Opinion: What do our accents say about us?

Dr Máiréad Moriarty, our Assistant Dean International, writes for RTÉ Brainstorm that while it is impossible to speak without an accent, it is something which is ultimately controlled by ourselves: Despite the fact that many people believe they do not speak with an accent, the reality is that it is impossible to speak without an… Continue reading Opinion: What do our accents say about us?

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

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

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OPINION: What do our accents say about us?

Dr Máiréad Moriarty, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, writes for RTÉ Brainstorm that while it is impossible to speak without an accent, it is something which is ultimately controlled by ourselves. Despite the fact that many people believe they do not speak with an accent, the reality is that it is impossible to… Continue reading OPINION: What do our accents say about us?

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Profile: Dr Cassie Smith-Christmas

"I have loved languages as far back as I can remember.  In fact, my mother often likes to remind me that I used to try and teach our cat how to speak English—not surprisingly, to little avail.  It wasn’t until I had the privilege of taking a class with Peter Mülhäusler at the University of… Continue reading Profile: Dr Cassie Smith-Christmas

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Applied Languages at UL

By Aoife Martyn There's a lot of choice within the Applied Languages course but after careful consideration at the start of first year, I now find myself studying French, Irish and Politics along with Linguistics and two French Literature modules. Although, if time was no object, I'd probably choose to do everything. Possibly the best… Continue reading Applied Languages at UL