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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
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International Cognitive Linguistics Association
Association for Linguistic Typology
Linguistics Association of Great Britain
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics
Linguistic Society of America
Leeson, Lorraine and John I. Saeed, Embodiment in Irish Sign Language Passives, Teanga, 2020, p48-66 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
John Saeed, Semantics., 4th revised edition, Chichester, UK, Wiley Blackwell, 2016, 1 - 486pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Semantics and pragmatics in, editor(s)Nick Riemer , The Routledge Handbook of Semantics, London, Routledge, 2016, pp177 - 194, [John Saeed], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Semantics: the meaning of words and sentences in, editor(s)Keith Allan , The Routledge Handbook of Linguistics, London, Routledge, 2016, pp153 - 168, [John Saeed], 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
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

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Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 1997
I have an interest in the relationship between grammatical knowledge and pragmatic processes. A particular interest has been information structure, which has led me to investigate constituent order, focus and topic in a range of languages, but in most detail in Somali and related Cushitic languages, and more recently, Irish Sign Language. I have always been engaged in language description and documentation, and have written grammatical descriptions of Somali, its dialects, and Irish Sign Language.