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Des Ryan

Des Ryan

Contact Information

Email: ryand25@tcd.ie

Website: http://tcd.academia.edu/DesRyan

Address: Centre for Language and Communication Studies,
Arts Building,
Trinity College Dublin,
College Green,
Dublin 2



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Research Interests

  • English spelling: the Goode, the bant and the fugly. 
    New kinds of written forms. 
    Historical Phonology.

Current Projects

  • PhD thesis: Principles of English spelling: from Beowulf 2 bootylicious.

Publications

  • The Routledge Handbook of the English Writing system (due 2016).  co-edited with Vivian Cook (Professor Emeritas, Newcastle University).
    2016a: Introduction to the study of the English writing system. 
    2016b: 'Modern theories of English spelling'
    both in The Routledge Handbook of the English Writing system (in press)

  • 2015: Google Doodles: Evidence of how grapheme's colour, shape, siza and position can interact to make writing multi-dimensional. Writing Systems Research 7(1). https://www.academia.edu/17005114/Google_Doodles_and_multi-dimensional_writing_colour_shape_size_position_

  • 2011: Grammaphonology: a new theory of English spelling.  Skase Journal of Theoretical Linguistics, 8(2).
    http://www.skase.sk/Volumes/JTL19/pdf_doc/01.pdf

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