Sociolinguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Language Variation and Change, Language Attitudes and Ideologies
I have recently joined the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne as Lecturer in Applied Linguistics. My research interests include sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, discourse-pragmatic variation, language attitudes and ideologies, and discourse analysis. I am particularly interested in the sociolinguistics of migration and globalization.
The International Society for the Linguistics of English.
Member 2016 -
Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change Research Network.
Member 2014 -
British Association for Applied Linguistics.
Member 2013 -
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics.
Member 2013 -
2011-2014: Government of Ireland postgraduate scholarship from the Irish Research Council (total: €64,500) 2015: Dobbin scholarship awarded by the Ireland-Canada University Foundation for visiting scholarship at the University of Ottawa 2014: Winner of Best Student Paper Prize at Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change (DiPVaC), Newcastle (UK) 2013: British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) scholarship, Linguistic Society of America Fellowship, and European Science Foundation Award for summer school and conference attendances 2006: Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst scholarship for studies in Germany
Education and training
University College Dublin 2016
University College Dublin 2011
National University of Ireland 2008
Awards and honors
Best Student Paper Award at Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change (DiPVaC) conference. Newcastle, UK., Best Student Paper Award,
French Government Medal and National University of Ireland Prize for Proficiency in French, National University of Ireland,
Dr HH Stewart Literary Scholarship in French (2nd prize) and German (commendation), Dr HH Stewart Literary Scholarship, National University of Ireland,