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Welcome to the Centre for Language & Communication Studies (CLCS)

Head of Discipline: Dr. Elaine Uí Dhonnchadha

The Centre for Language and Communication Studies (CLCS), founded in 1979, is a centre of research in linguistics, applied linguistics, phonetics and speech science and natural language processing, focusing on areas such as language pedagogy and acquisition, language teaching, bilingualism and multilingualism, new technologies in language learning, Irish Sign Language teaching and interpreting, and linguistic interfaces in syntax, semantic and pragmatics.

CLCS has several specialist Laboratories and Research Centres

Centre for Deaf Studies (CDS),
Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching (CELLT),
Trinity Centre for Asian Studies (TCAS)
as well as the Phonetics and Speech Laboratory, Language Learning Centre and An tIonad do Theicneolaíocht Urlabhra agus Teangeolaíochta na Gaeilge (ITUT)

CLCS staff provide teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels:

Many CLCS modules are available to Visiting and Exchange Students