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College Photo Name Kallen, Jeffrey Leo
Main Department C.L.C.S.
College Title Associate Professor & Head of Department
E-mail jkallen@tcd.ie
College Tel +353 1 896 1495
Web http://people.tcd.ie/jkallen
 
Representations
Details Date
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL) - President 1989-1992
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL) - Executive Board 1981-1992; 2001 to date
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL) - Editorial Board 1985-1999; 2001-2011
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL) - Editor, Teanga: The Irish Yearbook of Applied Linguistics 2001-2011
Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT), responsible for the accreditation (with respect to specialist English language proficiency) of speech and language therapy graduates from non-English speaking countries 2000 to date
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Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Linguistic Society of America
North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers
American Dialect Society
Anthropological Association of Ireland
Forum for the Languages of Scotland and Ulster
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Awards and Honours
Award Date
Fellow of Trinity College Elected 2002
 
Description of Research Interests
MAIN AREAS OF RESEARCH: LANGUAGE IN IRELAND (especially Hiberno-English, but considering also Irish and Ulster Scots, in structural, dialectal, sociolinguistic, and historical perspectives) LINGUISTICS (especially sociolinguistics; dialectology; bilingualism; phonology; historical linguistics; language acquisition; general linguistics; comparative syntax) ETHNOGRAPHY OF COMMUNICATION (with a focus on discourse analysis, NARRATIVE, AND SEMIOTICS) ETHNIC STUDIES (particularly the relationships among language, expressive culture, and ethnicity). MAIN RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: INTERNATIONAL CORPUS OF ENGLISH (ICE) PROJECT, INITIATED AT THE SURVEY OF ENGLISH USAGE by Professor Sidney Greenbaum, University College London. Two projects in progress: (1) to analyse and make available the ICE-Ireland corpus of approximately 1 million words of standard Irish English (spoken and written) compiled according to ICE protocols for national corpora, (2) prosodic and pragmatic annotation of the spoken ICE-Ireland corpus. Analysis of data and provision of electronic resources in progress. CONVERGENCE AND DIVERGENCE OF SOCIAL DIALECTS IN A CHANGING EUROPE, research network sponsored by the European Science Foundation, directed by Professor Frans Hinskens (Leipzig) and Professor Peter Auer (Freiburg). As a member of the international steering committee, I was responsible for planning and participation in the network's international symposia, publications, and graduate-level summer school in Málaga (1998). Details of relevant publications given below; activities continue through the International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE). LANGUAGE ACQUISITION IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN IN BRITTANY, IRELAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES, research project funded by the Commission of the European Union and directed by Dr. Janig Stephens, University of Wales Institute. As director of the Irish component, I was responsible for arranging collection, transcription, and analysis of Irish-language data. The Irish project provided co-sponsorship of a special session on the acquisition of the Celtic languages at the 3rd Celtic Linguistics Conference, held in University College Dublin (2000), proceedings of which were published in the Journal of Celtic Language Learning. FUTURE PLANS: Together with colleagues from around the world, I have recently begun research on the LINGUISTIC LANDSCAPE, i.e., the use of languages in visible, public spaces where questions of ethnolinguistic vitality, language policy, and linguistic representation come to the fore. I recently participated in an international symposium on the subject, and further plans are in train for presentations in 2006 and beyond. The ICE-Ireland project entails a commitment to publication of a book in the ICE handbook series on sociolinguistic issues in the standard English of Ireland, in addition to other related papers and presentations. I also seek to maintain a varied programme of publication and public presentation across the range of subject areas indicated above.
 
Research Interests
HIBERNO-ENGLISH
 
Research Projects
Project title Integrating Prosody, Pragmatics and Syntax in a Corpus-based Linguistic Description of Irish Standard English
Summary £193,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Board (UK) to employ research assistants and support the work of a project entitled 'Integrating Prosody, Pragmatics and Syntax in a Corpus-based Linguistic Description of Irish Standard English'. (Administered jointly with Dr. John Kirk, Queen's University Belfast.)
Funding Agency Arts and Humanities Research Board
Programme
Type of Project
Date from 2003
Date to 2005
Person Months


Project title Sociolinguistics of Standardisation of English in Ireland
Summary £164,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Board (UK) to employ research assistants and support the work of a project entitled 'Sociolinguistics of Standardisation of English in Ireland'. Includes compilation of the International Corpus of English for Ireland (ICE-Ireland). (Administered jointly with Dr. John Kirk, Queen's University Belfast.)
Funding Agency Arts and Humanities Research Board (UK)
Programme
Type of Project
Date from 2001
Date to 2003
Person Months


Project title
Summary IR£600 awarded
Funding Agency Royal Irish Academy and British Council Social Sciences Committee
Programme
Type of Project ICE-Ireland project
Date from 1999
Date to 1999
Person Months


Project title Irish component of the research project on Language Acquisition in Preschool Children in Brittany, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Summary IR£20,000 from the Commission of the European Union towards the Irish component of the research project on Language Acquisition in Preschool Children in Brittany, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. (Local share of approx. £100,000 administered by Dr. Janig Stephens, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, principal investigator.)
Funding Agency Commission of the European Union
Programme
Type of Project
Date from 1994
Date to 1997
Person Months


Project title
Summary IR£250 from the Visiting Professorships & Fellowships Fund, Trinity College Dublin to support visit of Dr. Paul Kerswill, British partner in the European Science Foundation network on the Convergence and Divergence of Social Dialects in a Changing Europe.
Funding Agency Visiting Professorships & Fellowships Fund, Trinity College Dublin
Programme
Type of Project
Date from 1997
Date to 1997
Person Months


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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Jeffrey L. Kallen, Irish English: Volume 2 – The Republic of Ireland, 1st, Berlin, De Gruyter Mouton, 2013, 313pp
URL
Tourism and representation in the Irish linguistic landscape. in, editor(s)Elana Shohamy and Durk Gorter , Linguistic Landscape: Expanding the Scenery, London, Routledge, 2009, pp270 - 283, [Jeffrey L. Kallen]
ICE-Ireland: Local Variations on Global Standards in, editor(s)Joan C. Beal, Karen P. Corrigan, and Herman L. Moisl , Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora. Vol. 1: Synchronic Databases., London, Palgrave, 2007, pp121 - 162, [Jeffrey L. Kallen and John M. Kirk]
Assessing Celticity in a corpus of Irish Standard English in, editor(s)Hildegard L. C. Tristram , The Celtic Languages in Contact, Potsdam, Potsdam University Press, 2007, pp270 - 298, [John M. Kirk and Jeffrey L. Kallen]
URL
Jeffrey L. Kallen (ed.), Focus on Ireland, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, John Benjamins, 1997, 260pp
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