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Professor John Saeed

Professor in Linguistics (C.L.C.S.)

  African linguistics   Grammatical Theory   Linguistic Typology   LINGUISTICS   Pragmatics   Semantics   Syntax
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
French Fluent Medium Medium
Italian Medium Basic Basic
Somali Fluent Medium Fluent
Spanish Fluent Medium Medium
Details Date From Date To
International Cognitive Linguistics Association
Association for Linguistic Typology
Linguistics Association of Great Britain
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics
Linguistic Society of America
John Saeed, Semantics., 4th revised edition, Chichester, UK, Wiley Blackwell, 2015, 1 - 486pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Irish Sign Language in, editor(s)Hanson, Julie, Bill McGregor, Goedele De Clerck and Sam Lutalo-Kiingi (eds.) , Global Sign Languages, Preston & Berlin, Ishara Press & Mouton de Gruyter, 2015, [Lorraine Leeson, John I. Saeed and Carmel Grehan], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Semantics in, editor(s)Natalie Braber, Louise Cummings, Liz Morrish , Exploring Language and Linguistics, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2015, pp168 - 193, [John Saeed], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Semantics, James D. Wright , International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences., 2nd., 21, Oxford, Elsevier, 2015, pp585 - 591, [John Saeed], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, PUBLISHED
Lorraine Leeson and John I. Saeed, Construal of Passives in ISL , University of Paris 8, 16 June 2014, 2014, Dr. Marie Anne Sallandre, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Lorraine Leeson and John I. Saeed, Irish Sign Language: A Cognitive Linguistic Approach, Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh University Press, 2012, 244pp, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Word Order in, editor(s)Pfau, R., Steinbach, M. and Woll, B. , Sign Language: An International Handbook, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2012, pp245 - 265, [Lorraine Leeson and John Saeed], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Pragmatics and semantics in, editor(s)Wolfram Bublitz, Neal R. Norris , Foundations of Pragmatics, Berlin & Boston, De Gruyter Mouton, 2011, pp461 - 490, [John Saeed], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
A pragmatic account of the remote definite article in Somali in, editor(s)Mara Frascarelli , A Country Called Somalia: Culture, Language and Society of a Vanishing State, Turin, L'Harmattan Italia, 2011, pp59 - 84, [John Saeed], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
The procedure of marking contrast with alternatives: a constraint in the derivation of higher level explicatures in, editor(s)Victoria Escandell-Vidal, Manuel Leonetti and Aoife Ahern , Procedural Meaning: Problems and Perspectives., Biggleswade, UK and New Milford, CT, USA, Emerald Books, 2011, pp293 - 315, [Susana Olmos, Laura Innocenti and John Saeed], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 1997
My research has centered on the relationship between grammar, semantics and context in how meaning is communicated through language. A related interest is how these processes are evidenced in spoken and signed languages. My empirical work on these questions has been based mainly on Somali and related Cushitic languages of North East Africa and Irish Sign Language.