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Welcome to IRAAL – the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics

IRAAL connects language lecturers, language teachers, and researchers in linguistics, applied linguistics, and sociolinguistics with an active community keeping up with the latest language developments and offering lectures and seminars across Ireland. IRAAL’s history dates back to its foundation in 1975 to support research in applied and general linguistics in Ireland. IRAAL is affiliated with the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) and pursues its aim of supporting research by organising seminars, lectures, conferences and workshops. Its publications include the annual bilingual, open-access online academic journal TEANGA as well as special volumes on specific topics. Membership is open to everyone with an interest in languages or linguistics.


Joint coordinators for the IRAAL

IRAAL Conference 2022 

IRAAL is looking to appoint joint coordinators for the IRAAL Postgraduate Students Special Interest Group (PG SIG).
If interested, please send a one page CV with a cover e-mail outlining your ideas for the SIG to by 5.00pm on 22nd April.

Building bridges through Applied Linguistics
Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2022
hosted by MTU.

Final Date for Submission of Abstracts: Friday 25th March (The deadline for submissions has now been extended to 11th April)
Click here for the 2022 IRAAL Conference website


Teanga 29

Call for Papers: TEANGA Volume 29
We invite the submission of original and unpublished papers (up to 6,000 words) and book reviews for TEANGA, the Journal of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics Volume 29. 

Gairm ar pháipéir: TEANGA, Eagrán 29
Tugtar cuireadh daoibh bunpháipéir neamhfhoilsithe (suas le 6,000 focal) agus léirmheasanna ar leabhair a chur isteach chuig TEANGA, iris Chumann na Teangeolaíochta Feidhmí, Eagrán 29 

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Teanga 28

Teanga 28 has been published. Its ten research articles, two reports and one invited paper cover a range of core issues in the field of applied linguistics. These include language policy, language and technology, language teaching and learning, sign bilingualism and sign language, language and gender, and corpus linguistics. This issue continues Teanga‘s proud tradition of publishing articles in both the Irish and English languages. Teanga 28 is the first annual volume under the new editorial team of  Jennifer Bruen, Inmaculada Gómez Soler, Siobhán Ní Laoire and Lucía Pintado Gutiérrez.

Tá Teanga 28 díreach foilsithe. Clúdaíonn na páipéir atá ann (deich n-alt taighde, dhá thuarascáil agus páipéar ar cuireadh) réimse croí-cheisteanna i ngort na teangeolaíochta feidhmí. Orthu sin tá polasaí teanga, teanga agus teicneolaíocht, múineadh agus foghlaim teanga, dátheangachas comharthaíochta agus teanga chomharthaíochta, teanga agus inscne agus teangeolaíocht chorpais. Leanann an t-eagrán seo de nós seanbhunaithe na hirise ailt a fhoilsiú i nGaeilge agus i mBéarla araon. Is é Teanga 28 an chéad eagrán bliantiúil faoi fhoireann nua eagarthóireachta Jennifer Bruen, Inmaculada Gómez Soler, Siobhán Ní Laoire agus Lucía Pintado Gutiérrez.

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Congratulations to @Lorna_Carson for her well-deserved appointment as Professor. Prof Carson was President of IRAAL between 2014 and 2017 and has been working extensively in the field of Applied Linguistics in Ireland

Congratulations to IRAAL Executive Committee Member Dr Stephen Lucek, University College Dublin, who was awarded the ‘Maurice J Bric Medal of Excellence’ for his research on adolescents’ use of language in Irish secondary schools.

Congratulations to IRAAL Executive Committee Member, Dr Marie-Thérèse Batardière. Dr Marie-Thérèse Batardière (University of Limerick) has recently been made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, in recognition of her record of service to French-language education. Dr Batardière received the award from the French Ambassador to Ireland, M. Stéphane Crouzat. We send our warm congratulations to Marie-T on the well-deserved recognition of her excellent work and outstanding commitment to language education.

Conferring of AILA Lifetime Honorary Membership, Professor David Singleton

It is with immense pride that IRAAL and the Centre for Language and Communication Studies at TCD announce the recent conferring of Honorary Membership of AILA upon Professor David Singleton. AILA, the International Association of Applied Linguistics, to date has only elected 8 honorary members, all true international luminaries in the field of Applied Linguistics. AILA Honorary Membership is conferred to those who have made outstanding contributions to AILA or to the field of Applied Linguistics. David Singleton took his B.A. at Trinity College Dublin, and his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, where he was Professor of Applied Linguistics. He now holds the title of Professor Emeritus at the University of Pannonia, Veszprém (Hungary) and Professor at the State University 0f Applied Sciences, Konin (Poland). He has served as President of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics, as Secretary General of the International Association of Applied Linguistics and as President of the European Second Language Association. His publications number more than 200, his books and articles ranging across a wide spectrum of topics – but focusing mainly on cross-linguistic influence, the second language lexicon, the age factor in language acquisition and multilingualism. He is co-author of Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition (2014) and of Beyond Age Effects in Instructional L2 Learning (2017). He is the founding editor and continuing co-editor of the Multilingual Matters SLA book series. In 2015 he received the EUROSLA Distinguished Scholar Award and in 2017 was awarded Honorary Membership of AILA.







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