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The School of Linguistic, Speech, and Communication Sciences research and teaching includes the following

  • Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Speech Science and Phonetics
  • Speech and Language Pathology
  • Dysphagia
  • Deaf Studies
  • Irish Sign Language
  • English Language Teaching
  • Irish Language Technology
  • Asian Studies

Our School's vision is to be an internationally recognised reference point for the scientific study of language, communication, speech and swallowing, characterised by a distinctive focus on communication diversity and inclusion. We aim to:

  • Foster critical curiosity about the human capacity for language and symbolic communication and critical aspects of health and well-being related to language, communication and swallowing
  • Provide a nurturing learning environment where staff and students are facilitated to achieve excellence and extend their horizons
  • Work collaboratively to realise the potential of research, teaching and learning synergies, and inspire our students and graduates to continue their quest for knowledge in partnership with us
  • Inform social, educational and health policy on issues related to linguistic diversity and inclusion, multilingualism, the Irish language and Irish Sign Language, as well as communication and swallowing impairment.

The School is organised into the following units: