The School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences
Two Funded Masters/Internships for Irish speaking Computing/Engineering Graduates
Funding for part-time studies over two years on the taught M.Phil. in Speech and Language Processing,while also carrying out part-time research with the ABAIR project team, either extending the current synthetic voices for Irish or developing rule-based machine translation for Irish/English using Apertium and adapting them for specific applications more
ISL Interpreted Radio Broadcast
On NewsTalk 106-108FM on 21/2/2015 Dil Wickremasinghe interviewed Professor Lorraine Leeson, Dr. John Bosco Conama and Teresa Lynch and her son Daniel Crean on Irish Sign Language (ISL) and discussed aspects of language policy, ISL recognition and what it is like growing up with ISL in a family where the parents are Deaf and the child is hearing.
Summer School in Deaf Studies in Aarhus University, Denmark
Dr. John Bosco Conama will be teaching at the Aarhus University summer school in Deaf Studies. It is the first course in Europe taught by an all-Deaf crew, and taught in sign language. It is taught in International Sign, with simultaneous interpretation to English. Thus, both Deaf and hearing students are welcome.
Irish Sign Language interpreted tours at OPW Heritage sites in 2015
The Office of Public Works (OPW) in conjunction with the Centre for Deaf Studies, will offer a programme of Irish Sign Language interpreted tours at a number of OPW heritage sites in January and February 2015.
Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association (ITIA) confer Honarary Membership on Prof. Leeson
On Friday 5th December, Dr. Mary Phelan, Chairperson of the Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association (ITIA) conferred honorary membership on Professor Lorraine Leeson.
Dr. Neasa Ní Chiaráin with Prof. Ailbhe Ní Chasaide, her family and colleagues
Dr. Neasa Ní Chiaráin was conferred on Friday, 5 December. Dr. Ní Chiaráin’s work focused on the topic of Text-to-Speech Synthesis in Computer-Assisted Language Learning for Irish: Development and Evaluation.
In The Spotlight
Autism and Language 'ALC2105' Conference
27 March 2015 Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin.
"Autism and the Foundations of Language and Communication" An international and interdisciplinary conference aiming to bring together researchers who are interested in Autism Spectrum Disorder and also in language, meaning, meta-representation and thought.
from the Head of School
Dr. Martine Smith
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