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  • One New Fellow and Two New Scholars !!
    Congratulations to our new Fellow colleague
    Dr. Lorna Carson!
    Huge congratulations also to our two new Scholars Aideen Lynam (Clinical Speech and Language Studies) and Alissa Dunsky (Deaf Studies)
  • 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.

Researcher In Focus

Dr Lorna Carson, Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics, is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of language learning and multilingualism. more

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