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Dr. Noel O Murchadha

Assistant Professor (Education)
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I am a sociolinguist currently focusing on attidudes and ideologies around linguistic variation, on folk linguistics and on perceptual dialectology. My research focuses on teenagers' perceptions of linguistic variation in contemporary spoken Irish and on the standardisation of Modern Irish. I am particularly interested in the changing relationship between self and society in the late modern age and in the impact such changes have on language variation and change in a minoritised language context. Within this paradigm, I have investigated the role of subjective, social-psychological factors in language variation and change in Irish.
  Applied Linguistics   Celtic Linguistics   Folk Linguistics   LINGUISTICS   SOCIOLINGUISTICS   Sociology of Language
 

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External Examiner, University of Limerick
Member of Advisory Committee for project on 'Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Society'
Member of Management Committee for Cost Action IS1306: New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe: Opportunities and Challenges
Working Group Leader for COST Action IS1306 (WG 1 and WG7)
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Irish Fluent Fluent Fluent
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Irish Association of Applied Linguistics 2010 Present
Centre for Applied Language Studies
Ó Murchadha, N.P. & Ó hIfearnáin, T., Converging and diverging stances on target varieties in collateral languages: The ideologisation of linguistic variation in Irish and Manx Gaelic, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Ó Murchadha, N.P., An Ghaeilge sa Nua-Aoiseacht Dhéanach [The Irish Language in Late Modernity], 1, Indreabhán, An Clóchomhar, 2017, Book, ACCEPTED
Smith-Christmas, C. Ó Murchadha, N.P., Hornsby, M. & Morisrty, M., New Speakers of Minority Languages: Linguistic Practices and Ideologies, London, Palgrave, 2017, Book, PUBLISHED
Reflections on New Speaker Research and Future Trajectories in, editor(s)Smith-Christmas, C., Ó Murchadha, N.P., Hornsby, M. & Moriarty, M. , New Speakers of Minority Languages: Linguistic Ideologies and Practices, Palgrave, 2017, pp338 - 353, [Smith-Christmas, C. & Ó Murchadha, N.P.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
New speakers and language in the media: Audience design in Breton and Irish broadcast media in, editor(s)Smith-Christmas, C., Ó Murchadha, N.P., Hornsby, M. & Moriarty, M. , Ideologies and Practices of New Speakers of Minority Languages, London, Palgrave, 2017, [Moal, S., Ó Murchadha, N.P. and Walsh, J.], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Language, Culture and Curriculum, 30, 1, (2017), Ó Murchadha, N.P. & Migge, B., [eds.], Journal, PUBLISHED
Ó Murchadha, N.P. & Migge, B., Support, transmission, education and target varieties in the Celtic languages: an overview, Language, Culture and Curriculum, 30, (1), 2017, p1 - 12, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Spassiani, N.A., Ó Murchadha, N.P., Clince, M., Biddulph, K., Conradie, P., Costello, F., Cox, L., Daly, E., Daly, O., Middleton, C., McCabe, K., Philips, M., Soraghan, S. & Tully, K., Likes, dislikes, supports and barriers: the experience of students with disabilities in university in Ireland, Disability & Society, 32, (6), 2017, phttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0968 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Ó Murchadha, N.P., The efficacy of unitary and polynomic models of standardisation in minority language contexts: Ideological, pragmatic and pedagogical issues in the standardisation of Irish, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 37, (2), 2016, p199 - 215, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Authenticity, authority and prestige: Teenagers' perceptions of variation in spoken Irish in, editor(s)Kristiansen, T. and Grondelaers, S. , Experimental studies of changing language standards in contemporary Europe, Oslo, Novus, 2013, pp71 - 96, [Ó Murchadha, N.P.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
  

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Nicola McLelland, Jing Huang, Jonathan Morris, Noel Ó Murchadha, 'Podcasts from the Strand 2 workshop: European experiences of 'good' language and 'bad' language', meits.org/media/audio, 2017, -, Broadcast, PUBLISHED
Student teachers' engagement with target language varieties for Irish , Flynn, C.J. & Ó Murchadha, N.P., Celtic Sociolinguistics Symposium II, Trinity College Dublin, 14-16 October 2016, 2016, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Ó Murchadha, N.P. & Flynn, C.J., Perceptions of Irish language variety appropriateness among student teachers , IRAAL Annual Conference, Trinity College Dublin, November 2016, 2016, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Attitudinal factors & language minoritisation, Ó Murchadha, N.P., Digital Language Minoritisation, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, October 7th, 2016, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Ó Murchadha, N.P., The Irish language in present-day Ireland, Contested Irish identities: language and nationalism, Trinity College Dublin, October, 2016, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Walsh, J. & Ó Murchadha, N.P. et al., Position paper on research themes and profiles related to new speakers of indigenous minority languages, 2015, Report, PUBLISHED
Ó Murchadha, N.P., Caighdeánú na Gaeilge' [The Standardisation of Irish], An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise, 15, 2011, p109 - 125, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Ó Murchadha, N.P., Caomhnú agus cothú na Gaeilge i gceantar Gaeltachta de chuid Chatagóir B: Cruthú pobal labhartha Gaeilge' [Preserving and sustaining Irish in a Category B Gaeltacht area, An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise, 14, 2010, p183 - 188, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Ó Murchadha, N.P., Staid reatha na Gaeilge i nGaeltacht na nDéise' [The current state of Irish in the Déise Gaeltacht], An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise, 13, 2009, p140 - 154, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Ó Murchadha, N.P., Aird ar an Éagsúlacht Teanga sa Ghaeilge [Language regard in Irish], Ó Thrácht go Twitter [From Tract to Twitter], February 7th 2017, Invited Talk, PRESENTED

  

Award Date
Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Postgraduate Researcher 2009-2012
FAHSS, Postgraduate Scholarship, University of Limerick 2008
Advanced Scholar, University of Limerick 2008