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What's in a name? - vocatives in casual conversations and radio phone-in calls
(Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2003)
This paper looks at the use of vocatives across two corpora: the 5-million word Cambridge and Nottingham Corpus of Discourse in English (CANCODE) and a 55,000-word corpus of radio phone-in calls. 100 vocatives are sampled ...
Vocabulary Instruction (Pre-Published Version)
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Connecting Bits and Pieces- Seamus Heaney: Electric Light
(Nua: Studies in Contemporary Irish Writing, 2002)
This review essay examines the recurrence of different themes in Seamus Heaney’s Collection Electric Light. It retraces influence of T.S. Eliot in the book and also the ongoing preoccupation with classical references. The ...
Post-colonialism, multi-culturalism, structuralism, feminism, post-modernism and so on so forth’ – vague language in academic discourse, a comparative analysis of form, function and context (Pre-Published Version)
(Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2008)
The use of vague language is one of the most common features of everyday spoken English. Speakers regularly use vague expressions to project shared knowledge (e.g., pens, books, and that sort of thing) as well as to make ...
Like the wise virgins and all that jazz’ – using a corpus to examine vague language and shared knowledge
(Language and Computers, 2004)
This paper will use a corpus to explore vague categorisation (e.g. prostitutes, sailors and the like) in a specific context where the participants are strangers, but where they share the same socio-cultural reference points ...
Teaching and Irish English
(Cambridge University Press: Cambridge Journals, 2011)
The Language of Empire and the Empire of Language: Joyce and the Return of the Postcolonial Repressed
(Four Courts Press, 2007)
This chapter examines the importance of language in the imperial project and the importance of language as a deconstruction of that project. It looks specifically at the language of James Joyce and argues that his work ...
Would as a hedging device in an Irish context: an intra-varietal comparison of institutionalised spoken interaction
(Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2002)
‘Both more than a language and no more of a language’: Michael Hartnett and the Politics of Translation.
(Four Courts Press, 2003)
This essay looks at the politics of translation through a specific focus on the poetry, in Irish and in English, of Michael Hartnett. It suggests a politics of translation that is emancipatory and creative, and deconstructs ...
The Body as Ethical Synecdoche in the Writing of Seamus Heaney
(Irish Academic Press, 2006)
This essay examines the imaginative use of images of the violently abused body in the writing of Seamus Heaney. Looking at The Cure at Troy and The Burial at Thebes, this essay also looks at real bodies – victims of the ...