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Completed Doctoral Theses 2019 - 2021


Chris Fitzgerald

The Discursive Construction of Truth Commitment in Historical Witness Testimonies.

Supervisors: Dr Elaine Vaughan and Prof. Máiréad Moriarty


Martin Mullen

Left to Their Own Devices: An Investigation of Learner Perceptions of Smartphones as Tools of Language Learning.

Supervisors: Dr Liam Murray and Dr Freda Mishan



Kholoud Hussain

Between Tradition and Technology.

Supervisor: Prof. Helen Kelly-Holmes


Gyorgy Nagy

Towards Intercultural Competence: Fostering ESOL Learners’ Cultural Awareness in Ireland through Learning Materials

Supervisors: Dr Freda Mishan and Dr Marta Giralt



Sara Aljohani

Implementing a Multimodal Corpus of TED Talks for Teaching Academic Presentations: Perspectives on EFL Learners’ Attitudes.

Supervisors: Dr Íde O’Sullivan, Dr Elaine Riordan and Dr Liam Murray


Steven Byrne

Nou Estat d’Europa: Globalisation, Language and Identity in Catalonia: A Contemporary Perspective.

Supervisors: Dr David Atkinson and Prof. Máiréad Moriarty