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Applied Linguistics


  • Professor Lorna Carson
  • Dr Gessica De Angelis
  • Dr John Harris
  • Dr Jeffrey Kallen
  • Professor David Little (Fellow Emeritus)
  • Dr Breffni O'Rourke
  • Professor Pádraig Ó Riagáin (Research Associate)
  • Professor David Singleton

Research Areas

  • Language transfer
  • Learner autonomy and self-access
  • Learner strategies and communicative strategies
  • Media and technologies in language-learning
  • Metacognition and metalinguistic awareness
  • Pragmatics and language-learning
  • Syllabus, learning materials, and pedagogical grammar
  • The age factor in language acquisition
  • The L2 mental lexicon
  • Lexicology
  • Child language acquisition
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Third Language Acquisition
  • Bilingualism / Multilingualism
  • Language policy and language planning
  • Language variation and change
  • Language and immigration