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  • Verb categories in Irish Sign Language 

    McDonnell, Patrick (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 1997)
    The principal aim of this study is the identification of verb categories in Irish Sign Language. The data was collected on videotape from six deaf informants, three men and three women, all of whom regard themselves as ...
  • Growing up deaf in Ireland 

    Saunders, Helena (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 1997)
    The aim of this dissertation is to describe my own linguistic experience at school and by doing so provide a general understanding of the linguistic experience of Irish Deaf children during the period that oral education ...
  • Discourse, insult, and cultural values 

    Pérez i Zamora, Roser (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 2000)
    This dissertation addresses the importance of insult in the discourse of intercultural interaction encounters. Following previous interdisciplinary studies on the subject of tabooed language and insult this study points ...
  • The canonical passive construction in Arabic and English 

    El-Marzouk, Ghiath Eddeen (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 2000)
    This is a detailed comparative study into the canonical passive construction (i.e. its verbal representation) in two genetically unrelated languages, namely, Arabic (its written variety in particular) and English. From a ...
  • Sociolinguistic transfer in Japanese as a third language 

    Fouser, Robert Joseph (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 2000)
    This thesis explores the issue of language transfer in the acquisition of Japanese as a third or greater language at the university level. The term "L≥3" was adopted to describe the acquisition of a language or languages ...
  • Analysis of lingual articulation using electropalatography and electromagnetic articulography 

    Fitzpatrick, Liam (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 2001)
    Electromagnetic mid-sagittal articulography (EMA) and electropalatography (EPG) are two techniques for measuring lingual activity during speech production. EMA measures the location of a small number of sensors attached ...
  • Exploring pupils' subjective experiences of learning French at primary school 

    Furlong, Áine (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences, 2001)
    This study explored the meaning of an L3 learning experience at primary level in a phenomenological perspective. This implied that the experience was seen as a human and a lived experience and that, consequently, its meaning ...
  • Tourists in their own land - A Social Policy Analysis of the Irish Deaf Community s Participation in Society. 

    Conama, John (TCD, 2001)
    It is useful to ask why it is necessary to analyse social policy. There are several answers to this question. Firstly, social policies affect how people live, and they can be studied to find out what way is the best way ...
  • A study of valency in Modern Irish 

    Nolan, Brian (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 2002)
    The main aim of this thesis is to characterise the factors that underpin the syntactic and semantic valency of the Irish verb in terms of a functional approach that is sensitive to aspectuality in the Aktionsarten sense ...
  • Aspects of verbal valency in Irish Sign Language 

    Leeson, Lorraine (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 2002)
    The principle aim of this thesis is the identification of some aspects of verbal valency patterns for Irish Sign Language (ISL). The data drawn on for this study came from a variety of sources, including authentic data ...
  • Aspects of linguistic organisation : evidence from lexical processing L1-L2 translation 

    Herwig, Anne (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 2002)
    The present study deals with the linguistic behaviour of second language learners in the performance of L1-L2 translation. It is concerned with aspects of productive processing in the light of the cognitive structures underlying ...
  • Metalinguistic knowledge in instructed second language acquisition: A theoretical model and its application in computer-mediated communicationi 

    O'ROURKE, BREFFNI (University of Dublin, Trinity College, Trinity College Dublin, 2003)
    This thesis has three interrelated aims: (1) to elaborate a model of instructed second language acquisition (SLA) that brings together insights from cognitive research in second language acquisition and from the developmental ...
  • The effects of study abroad on second language grammatical development : a qualitative study of the written performance of four Irish advanced learners of French 

    Batardière, Marie-Thérèse (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 2003)
    This thesis begins with a review of the literature on second language learning and study abroad with specific reference to linguistic progress, points out the shortcomings of the some of the research to date, and considers ...
  • Tandem language learning on the Internet : theory, tool development and empirical exploration 

    Appel, Marie Christine (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 2004)
    The objective of this thesis is to investigate and advance the use of electronic mail for tandem language learning. Earlier research raised the following primary issues. Firstly, there were some organizational problems ...
  • Motivation and the learning environment : a study of Japanese learners of English 

    Nakata, Yoshiyuki (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 2004)
    The thesis explores motivation, and the ways in which it is subject to change, among university-level Japanese learners of English as they react to different learning experiences.
  • Standard English and standards in English in a changing world : a case study - Irish Standard English 

    White, Goodith (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 2005)
    This study investigates the question ‘Does such a phenomenon as Irish Standard English exist, and if it does, what are some of the characteristics of its forms and use?’ The research question is investigated in three ways. ...
  • An empirical investigation of the association between musical aptitude and foreign language aptitude 

    Gilleece, Lorraine Frances (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 2006)
    Given the joint ubiquity of music and language, and pre-theoretic similarities between the two, it is relevant to consider the relationship between musical ability and linguistic ability, specifically in relation to second ...
  • Some adult refugees learning English in Ireland : the motivational role of goal-setting and the European Language Portfolio 

    Carson, Lorna (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 2006)
    This thesis examines how goal-setting in the L2 classroom, supported by the European Language Portfolio, contributes to learner motivation. It is argued that a sociocultural understanding of leaming, and an approach to the ...
  • The European Language Portfolio in Irish post-primary education: a longitudinal empirical evaluation 

    Sisamakis, Emmanouil M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 2006)
    This thesis is a longitudinal examination of how the introduction of the Council of Europe's European Language Portfolio (ELP) has affected foreign/second language teaching and learning in Irish post-primary schools. It ...
  • Variation within phonetics and phonology 

    Wogan, John (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 2006)
    This thesis investigates variation from phonetic and phonological perspectives in a bid to better understand the relationship between phonetics and phonology. Issues pertaining to variation within phonetics and phonology ...