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Dr. Jeffrey Leo Kallen

Fellow Emeritus (C.L.C.S.)


  HIBERNO-ENGLISH   Linguistics
 Integrating Prosody, Pragmatics and Syntax in a Corpus-based Linguistic Description of Irish Standard English
 Sociolinguistics of Standardisation of English in Ireland
 Irish component of the research project on Language Acquisition in Preschool Children in Brittany, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

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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
LINGUISTICS DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE, member of the Advisory Board for the Linguistics Department 2001 to date
COMDHÁIL NÁISIÚNTA NA GAEILGE, Coiste Teanga & Teiripe (member of working party supervising research and establishing baselines in support of Irish-medium speech and language therapy services) 1999-2004
Confidential consultant to legal firm regarding lexicographical evidence in trademark dispute 2001
REVIEWS OF GRANT PROPOSALS for the Arts and Humanities Research Board (UK), Economic and Social Research Council (UK), European Science Foundation, The Leverhulme Trust, National Endowment for the Humanities (USA).
MANUSCRIPT REVIEWS FOR English World-Wide; International Journal of Multilingualism; International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism; Journal of Multilingual Communication Disorders; English Language and Linguistics; Text; Applied Linguistics; Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics; Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica; Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research; Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies; Focus on Canada (Sandra Clarke, ed.); Integrating Theory and Practice in LSP and LAP (Mary Ruane and Dónall P. Ó Baoill, eds.).
PROGRAMME REVIEWER for the International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE).
JUDGE for the annual Book Prize of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL).
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Linguistic Society of America
North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers
American Dialect Society
Anthropological Association of Ireland
American Folklore Society
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL)
Jeffrey L. Kallen, Linguistic Landscapes: A Sociolinguistic Approach, 1st, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2023, ii - 350pp, 378pp.pp, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Jeffrey L. Kallen, Bernard Dov Spolsky (1932-2022), An Appreciation, Linguistic Landscape, 9, (1), 2023, p1 - 4, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Online linguistic landscapes: Discourse, globalization, and enregisterment in, editor(s)David Malinowski and Stefania Tufi , Reterritorializing Linguistic Landscapes: Questioning Boundaries and Opening Spaces, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2020, pp96 - 116, [Jeffrey L. Kallen, Esther Ní Dhonnacha, and Karen Wade], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  Other
English in Ireland in, editor(s)Alexander Bergs and Laurel J. Brinton , The History of English, volume 5: Varieties of English, Berlin, De Gruyter Mouton, 2017, pp244 - 264, [Jeffrey L. Kallen], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
The English writing system in the linguistic landscapes of the world. in, editor(s)Vivian Cook and Des Ryan , The Routledge Handbook of the English Writing System, Abingdon, Routledge, 2016, pp365 - 396, [Jeffrey L. Kallen], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Jeffrey Kallen, Review of, Review of Chicago: A Food Biography, by Daniel R. Block and Howard Rosing , Digest: A Journal of Foodways and Culture, 5, (1), 2016, previews5_2_4 , Review, PUBLISHED  URL
'Actually, it's unfair to say that I was throwing stones': Comparative perspectives on uses of ACTUALLY in ICE-Ireland. in, editor(s)Carolina P. Amador-Moreno, Kevin McCafferty, Elaine Vaughan , Pragmatic Markers in Irish English, Amsterdam , John Benjamins, 2015, pp135 - 155, [Jeffrey L. Kallen], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Jeffrey L Kallen, ICE on Food: Talk related to foodways in the International Corpus of English, Sociolinguistics Summer School 6 (SSS6), Dublin, 4-7 August, 2015, Sociolinguistics Summer School, Invited Talk, PRESENTED  TARA - Full Text
The political border and linguistic identities in Ireland: what can the Linguistic Landscape tell us? in, editor(s)Dominic Watt and Carmen Llamas , Language, Borders and Identity, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2014, pp154 - 168, [Jeffrey L. Kallen], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Jeffrey Kallen, Review of Three World Cuisines: Italian, Mexican, Chinese, by Ken Albala , Digest: A Journal of Foodways and Culture, 2, (2), 2014, previews2_2_3 , Review, PUBLISHED  URL

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Jeffrey L. Kallen, Language, Space, and Place, Trinity Week Symposium, Trinity College Dublin, 12 April, 2016, Trinity College Dublin, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Jeffrey L. Kallen and Esther Kallen, Rising Sun, Celtic Tiger: Language and inter-language in Japanese and Irish linguistic landscapes., Linguistic Landscape: Expanding the Discussion, Siena, 2009, 2009, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
John M. Kirk, Jeffrey L. Kallen, and Markku Filppula, The progressive in British and Irish Standard English., Conference on Methods in Dialectology 13, Leeds, 2008, 2008, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Jeffrey L. Kallen and John M. Kirk, Translating the dynamics of HAVE and TAKE: how can ICE-Ireland help?, International Conference on Practical Applications in Language and Computers (PALC 2005), Lodz, 2005, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Kallen J. L., The linguistic landscape in Ireland: tourism and national (re)presentation, 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA 2005), Madison, Wisconsin, 2005, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Kallen J. L., Problems (and solutions) in building a corpus of Irish English, Invited sociolinguistics seminar, University of Washington, Seattle, 2004, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Jeffrey L. Kallen and John M. Kirk, Models and Methods in the Handling of Digital Corpora, Sociolinguistics Symposium 15, University of Newcastle, 2004, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
John M. Kirk, Jeffrey L. Kallen, Orla Lowry, and Anne Rooney, Standard Irish English: the four hypotheses, 24rd International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME), Verona, 2004, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
John M. Kirk and Jeffrey L. Kallen, Subordinate clauses in spoken and written contexts in British and Irish English, 2nd Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies. (IVACS 2) conference, Queen's University Belfast, 2004, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Kallen J. L., Lenition in Irish English - Implications for Liverpool?, 'The influence of the languages of Ireland and Scotland on Linguistic Varieties in Northern England' conference, University of Aberdeen, 2004, 2004, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED


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Fellow of Trinity College Elected 2002
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.