Online MA in Applied Linguistics
The IVACS research centre is delighted to announce its new taught MA in Applied Linguistics. This will be an online programme, over three semesters.
Semester 1 – three modules
Core Features of Language: grammar, vocabulary and phonology
Approaches to Language in Context
Issues in Applied Linguistics or Classroom and Learner Discourse
Semester 2 – three modules
Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
Corpus Linguistics and Language Teaching
Phonetics and phonology or Discourse and Pragmatics
Semester 3 – Dissertation
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The IVACS Research Centre welcomes applications for MA or PhD research in the following areas:
– corpus-based research into Irish English
– corpus-based research into spoken language in context
– the applications of corpus linguistics
– corpora and pragmatics
– corpora and language teaching.
If you are interested in postgraduate study within the IVACS research centre, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed PhD theses within the IVACS Research Centre
2013 – James Binchy
Apparent randomness and chaotic non-linearity: changes over time in the essays of a cohort of philosophy undergraduates
2013 – Tania Fahey Palma
Investigating Communicative Strategies in Novice Professional Communities of Practice: A comparative study of Engineering and Marketing meetings
2010 – Barbara Malveira Orfano
A corpus-based study of the representation of spoken language in sitcom discourse
2010 – Brian Clancy
Hurry up baby son all the boys is finished their breakfast: A socio-pragmatic analysis of Irish settled and Traveller family discourse.
2009 – Elaine Vaughan
“Just say something and we can all argue then”: community and identity in the workplace talk of English language teachers
2005 – Maria Palma Fahey
A cross-cultural discourse and pragmatic analysis of two soap operas: Fair City and Amores del Mercado compared.
Current PhD students within the IVACS Research Centre
A linguistic case study of the development of a Community of Practice within the Irish hotel management training sector
A longitudinal empirical study of adult learners of English in relation to the Common European Framework of Reference
A linguistic study of the discourse features of student academic presentations in Higher Education
A study of the discourse and pedagogy of online English grammar instructional vodcasts, comparing native and non-native speaking teachers in a virtual classroom.