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Deaf Studies

Signed Languages, Interpreting and Teaching

  • Dr. Lorraine Leeson
  • Mr. Pat Mathews
  • Dr. John Bosco Conama
  • Ms. Carmel Grehan
  • Ms. Teresa Lynch

Research Areas

CDS is actively involved in a wide range of research. Individual lecturers pursue research strands in a range of areas as listed below, and as a team, we are also actively involved in a number of Irish government and EU funded projects.

  • The linguistics of signed languages

  • The sociolinguistics of signed languages

  • Child Language Acquisition - for spoken and signed languages

  • Interpreting Research

  • Language Teaching

  • Teaching ISL as L1

  • Teaching ISL as L2

  • European Language Portfolio Project work

  • Deaf Culture

  • Equality Studies

  • Social Policy and Deafness

  • Deaf Education


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