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Completed Doctoral Theses

 

Yuying Liu, Silvia Benini and Abdulhakim Belaid after receiving their PhD awards at the January 2016 conferrings with Dr. Liam Murray, Professor Helen Kelly-Holmes, and Dr. Fiona Farr.

Yuying Liu, Silvia Benini and Abdulhakim Belaid after receiving their PhD awards at the January 2016 conferrings with Dr. Liam Murray, Professor Helen Kelly-Holmes, and Dr. Fiona Farr. 

Yuying Liu (2015)
Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) in Chinese Higher Education: EFL teachers’ Perceptions. 
Supervisors: Angela Chambers and Freda Mishan

Silvia Benini (2015)
An Investigation of ICT use for Italian and Irish Language Acquisition in a Secondary Level School environment: new perspectives on the Digital Natives/Digital Immigrants theory.
Supervisor: Liam Murray

Abdulhakim Mohamed Ali Belaid (2015)
The Localisation of the PARSNIP model and Authentic Materials for Libyan Third Level EFL Contexts.
Supervisor: Liam Murray

Guinevere Darcy (2014)
Code-mixing and context: a Corca Dhuibhne case study.
Supervisor: Tadhg O hIfearnáin

Weronika Gazior (2014)
Intercultural pragmatics: an investigation of expressing opinions in Irish English amongst Irish and Polish students.
Supervisors: Freda Mishan and Máiréad Moriarty

Florence Le Baron-Earle (2013)
Social Media and Language Learning:Enhancing Intercultural Communicative Competence.
Supervisors: Angela Chambers and Liam Murray

Joan O’Sullivan (2013)
The Role of Language Ideologies in the Exploitation of Accent and Dialect in Irish Radio Advertising – A Longitudinal Study.
Supervisor: Helen Kelly-Holmes

Declan O'Donnell (2013)
A corpus-based investigation of selected pragmatic politeness features used during question time in the national parliament of Ireland.
Supervisor: David Atkinson

Aoife Lenihan (2013)
The Interaction of Language Policy, Minority Languages and New Media: A Study of the Facebook Translations Application.
Supervisor: Helen Kelly-Holmes

Laura Costelloe (2013) 
Reading the Riots: Investigating Newspaper Discourse on French Urban Violence in 2005.
Supervisors: Angela Chambers and Helen Kelly-Holmes

Elaine Riordan (2013)
The Discourse of a Community of Student Teachers: A Corpus-Based Analysis of Online and Face-to-Face Modes.
Supervisors: Fiona Farr and Liam Murray

Matthew Wallen (2011) 
Awakening the Potential Expert within: A Dialogic Inquiry as Professional Development for Mainstream Teachers of English-as-an-Additional-Language Learners in Irish Primary Schools.
Supervisors: Helen Kelly-Holmes and Roland Tormey