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Ms. Carmel Grehan

Assistant Professor (C.L.C.S.)

 

Assistant Professor (Centre for Deaf Studies)


Carmel Grehan is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Deaf Studies where she contributes to teaching across the Bachelor in Deaf Studies programme. She is an coordinator of the Bachelor in Deaf Studies programme. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (TCD), an M.Phil in Applied Linguistics (TCD) and a B.Sc and a Dip. Deaf Studies (University of Bristol). She has led work to map Irish Sign Language (ISL) curriculum to the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR) in the degree programme and, with Lorraine Leeson, piloted the use of the European Language (ELP) for sign languages with learners at A2-B1 level. This work has fed into a European Centre for Modern Languages project, ProSign II, which seeks to support sign languages instructors across the Council of Europe. Her work also involves the linguistics of ISL and curriculum development and assessment techniques. Her research interests include gendered language variation - and particularly, female, signing in the Irish Deaf Community of which she completed her thesis as part of her M.Phil programme. and issues relating to teaching and learning. She is also currently teaching Linguistics in ISL in Irish Deaf Society's Further Education Training (FET). She formerly served as Chairperson of the Irish Deaf Society.
  Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)   Deaf Education   Deaf Studies   History of education   History of women's education   Irish Sign Language   Women's studies
 Medisigns
 D-Signs
 Poverty in the Irish Deaf Community

Details Date
Chairperson of Irish Deaf Society 2007 - 2010
Secretary/Board Director of Irish Deaf Society 2001 - 2007
Board Member of the Irish Sign Link 2005-2007
Member of the Partnership Group on Deaf Education (CIDP-IDS-DeafHear-Schools for the Deaf-CDS) 2009 - 2011
Member of ISL Academy 2012 - present
Committee member on Irish Sign Language Academy - a representative body of ISL teachers and researchers under the aegis of Irish Deaf Society. 2005 to 2012
Irish Sign Language Teachers (CISLT)
European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
American Sign Language Medium Medium Basic
British Sign Language Fluent Medium Medium
Irish Sign Language Fluent Fluent Fluent
Details Date From Date To
ISL Academy 2006 present
College Tutor 2004 2006
Carmel Grehan and Lorraine Leeson, BRIDGING THE GAP. The European Language Portfolio and L2 Irish Sign Language Learners at A2-B1 Level., 21st Association of University, Lanauge Communities Annual Conference, Maynooth University, 9-10 January 2020, 2020, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Carmel Grehan and Lorraine Leeson, Bridging the gap: The European Language Portfolio and L2 Irish Sign Languages Learners at A2-B1 level, Teanga, 2020, p100-119 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Beppie van den Bogaerde, Tobias Haug, Christian Rathmann, Lorraine Leeson, Carmel Grehan and Thomas Gei├čler, Sign languages and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, Graz, Austria, European Centre for Modern Languages, Council of Europe, , European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) www.ecml.at/prosign, January, 2020, Notes: [Under construction - www.ecml.at/prosign], Report, PUBLISHED  URL
Use of Corpora in L1/L2/Ln Sign Language Pedagogy in, editor(s)Rosen, Russell , Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy, London , Routledge, 2019, pp339-354 , [Leeson, Lorraine, Jordan Fenlon, Johanna Mesch, Sarah Sheridan and Carmel Grehan], Notes: [https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Sign-Language-Pedagogy-1st-Edition/Rosen/p/book/9781138222823], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Irish Sign Language in, editor(s)Hanson, Julie, Bill McGregor, Goedele De Clerck and Sam Lutalo-Kiingi (eds.) , Sign Languages of the World - A Comparative Handbook, Preston & Berlin, Ishara Press & Mouton de Gruyter, 2015, pp449 - 473, [Lorraine Leeson, John I. Saeed and Carmel Grehan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Irish Sign Language in, editor(s)in, editor(s)Hanson, Julie, Bill McGregor, Goedele De Clerck and Sam Lutalo-Kiingi (eds.) , Sign Languages of the World - A Comparative Handbook, Ishara Press & Mouton de Gruyter, 2015, pp449 - 473, , 2015, pp449 - 473, [[Lorraine Leeson, John I. Saeed and Carmel Grehan]], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Critical Care Required: Access to interpreted healthcare in Ireland. in, editor(s)Melanie Metzger and Brenda Nicodemus , Healthcare Interpreting, Washington DC, Gallaudet University Press, 2014, pp185-233 - [Lorraine Leeson, Asim Sheikh, Carmel Grehan, Ilana Rozanes and Patrick A. Matthews], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
A Common European Framework for Sign Language Curricula? D-Sign(ing) a Curriculum Aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference in, editor(s)Maria Mertzani , Sign Language Teaching and Learning. Papers from the 1st Symposium in Applied Sign Linguistics Centre for Deaf Studies, University of Bristol, 24-26 September 2009, Bristol, Centre for Deaf Studies, University of Bristol, 2010, pp21 - 34, [Lorraine Leeson and Carmel Grehan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Deaf students' views on access to public examinations at Second Level in, editor(s)McDonnell, Patrick, Deaf Studies in Ireland: An Introduction , Deaf Studies in Ireland: An Introduction, Colewell, Uk, Douglas McLean, 2004, pp50-64 , [Grehan C.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
To the Lexicon and Beyond: The Effect of Gender on Variation in Irish Sign Language in, editor(s)Mieke Van Hereweghe and Myriam Vemeerbergen , To the Lexicon and Beyond: Sociolinguistics in European Deaf Communities., washington DC, Gallaudet University Press, 2004, pp39 - 73, [Lorraine Leeson & Carmel Grehan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
  

SUPERVISED: Teresa Farrell, To investigate the use of Common European Framework for Reference when teaching learning and assessing students. Reflecting on my own student experience being taught through CEFR., Trinity College Dublin, 2019, Thesis, APPROVED
SUPERVISED: Emma Rice, The effect of dyslexia on fingerspelling comprehension and production in second language learners of Irish Sign Language, Trinity College Dublin, 2019, Thesis, APPROVED
Lorraine Leeson and Carmel Grehan, The Common European Framework of Reference and Signed Language Curricula, ISL Academy Workshop, Deaf Village Ireland, Dublin, 27 January 2018, 2018, Irish Sign Language Academy, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Leeson, L & Grehan (2018) , BRIDGING THE GAP: The European Language Portfolio and L2 Irish Sign Language Learners at A2-B1 level, ProSigns Conference, Belgrade: University of Belgrade, Serbia, 2 October, 2018, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Carmel Grehan and Lorraine Leeson, European Language Portfolio for Sign Languages (ELP-SL), ISL Academy Workshop, Deaf Village Ireland , 16 June 2018, 2018, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Lorraine Leeson and Carmel Grehan, European Language Portfolio for Sign Languages (ELP-SL), Pro-Sign II Network Meeting , European Centre for Modern Languages, Graz, 5-6 April 2018, 2018, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
SUPERVISED: Edel Walsh, Access to Public Services for the Deaf Community: A Comparative Study, Triinity College Dublin, 2018, Thesis, APPROVED
SUPERVISED: Anita Nolan, Cultural adjustment in the European Language Portfolio for Sign Languages: Does Role Shift need to be addressed?, Trinity College Dublin, 2018, Thesis, APPROVED
SUPERVISED: Eimear Mowlds, Enchaning ISL students' Self Assessment abilities: The Influence of Feedback and the European Language Portfolio for Sign Languages, Trinity College Dublin, 2018, Thesis, APPROVED
Carmel Grehan, How the history of segregation influences into Women's lives today, Through the Arch, St. Mary's School for Deaf Girls, Remembering 170 years from 1846 - 2016, St. Mary's Deaf Heritage Conference , Deaf Village Ireland, 22nd June 2013, edited by Jospehine O'Leary and Alvean Jones , 2017, pp172 - 174, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Bank of Ireland Millenium Scholarship 2001
Her research interests include gendered language variation - and particularly, female, signing in the Irish Deaf Community (which was her topic of research for her M.Phil in Applied Linguistics dissertation), and issues relating to teaching and learning.