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Bettina Migge

Senior Lecturer

School Of Irish, Celtic, Folklore & Ling
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: 7951 or 8477
Email: bettinamigge@ucd.ie

Biography

Bettina Migge is Associate Professor in the UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics and was Interim Director of the UCD Applied Language Centre (2012-1013). She studied at the Universitaet Hamburg (1996-8), University of Cameroon (Yaounde, 1988/9), Freie Universitaet Berlin (1989-91) and The Ohio State University (Columbus, 1991-8). She holds an MA and a PhD in Linguistics form the Ohio State University. For her PhD research, she spend more than one year (1995/6) in a small village in Suriname's prime rainforest and six months in Benin. Her first academic job was at the Johnn Wolfgang Goethe Universitaet, Frankfurt am Main (1998-2004). Since 2004, she has been permanently employed at the University College Dublin. While her initial research concentrated on diachronic language contact with a focus on issues of language creation and creole genesis and language description, she has since broadened her interests to issues and methods in synchronic language contact focusing on multilingual contexts, the role of sociolinguistic methods and theories in language documentation, language and migration and language and education with respect to lesser-used languages and sociolinguistic research on Irish English. Her empirical focus is on the Creoles of Suriname and French Guiana, the Gbe language and (Irish) English. Her work explores both structural and socio-pragmatic issues in language. Since 2000 she has been involved in several research projects based at the French research unit SeDyL (CNRS, IRD, INALCO) funded by DGLFLF, ANR AIRD, and participated in local language training initiatives. She has also engaged in funded research projects on migration in Ireland with other researchers at UCD (Immigrant Council Ireland) and with Mary Gilmartin at NUI Maynooth (IRCHSS). With Donald Winford she carried out research on the genesis of the Creoles of Suriname (NSF). She has published extensively in peer reviewed journals, peer reviewed book collections with major publishers, edited several book collections and published monographs. She regularly presents her work at conferences and workshops world-wide and peer reviews widely for international journals and book collections. She is a member of UCD's Human Subject ethics committee and on the executive member of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics and the Humanities Institute at UCD.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2007.
Title: IRCHSS - Government of Ireland Research Fellowships in the humanities and social sciences: 'The sociolinguistic dynamics in a multilingual border zone'
Year: 2006.
Title: Minority Communities in Ireland; Study of improved understanding
Year: 2007.
Title: Linguistic practice and social identity in the context of migration in

Associations

Association: CNRS-CELIA, Function/Role: Member
Association: SeDyL (CNRS-IRD-INALCO), Function/Role: member
Association: Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, Function/Role: Editorial Board
Association: Comité International des Etudes Créoles, Function/Role: Member
Association: Society of Caribbean Linguistics, Function/Role: Member of the reading committee (since 2004) and Officer-at-Large (since 2006)
Association: Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, Function/Role: Officer-at-large (2004 - 2007)
Association: Journal of Pidgin and Creole languages, Function/Role: Member of the editorial advisory committee (2003-2011)
     

Conference Contributions

Migge, Bettina (2014) Language practices, naming practices &l language ideologies among speakers of Maroon languages. [Invited Oral Presentation], Sociolinguistics Symposium, Jvyaeskylae, Finland , 15-JUN-14 - 18-JUN-14.
Migge, Bettina (2014) Language Practices & Social Identities among Maroons in the Surinamese & French Guianese Context. [Invited Lecture], Coloquoio Internacional: Maroons E Businenges nas Guianas: Pessoas, Tempos E Lugares, Rio de Janeiro , 28-APR-14 - 29-APR-14.
Migge, Bettina (2013) They don¿t speak English ¿ they have a language of their own¿: Newcomers¿ Perspectives on English in Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Anglistics Colloquium, Bayreuth, Germany , 10-DEC-13 - 10-DEC-13.
Migge, Bettina (2013) Le rôle des langues africaines dans la création et le développement des langues businenge. [Invited Oral Presentation], Colloque pluridisciplinaire de Marronnages et leurs productions sociales, culturelles, Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni , 18-NOV-13 - 21-NOV-13.
Bettina Migge (2013) Language Documentation in linguistically heterogeneous situations. [Oral Presentation], Superdiversity, Jyvaeskylae (Finland) , 05-JUN-13 - 05-JUN-13.
Migge, Bettina (2013) Structure and Function in Code-Alternation Practices: Towards a socio-functional approach. [Invited Oral Presentation], Pluralités linguistiques et discriminations sociolangagières, Rennes , 05-APR-13 - 05-APR-13.
Migge, Bettina & Leglise, Isabelle (2012) Rôle de l¿idéologie dans la description des langues et des situations sociolinguistiques : Le cas des créoles à base anglaise parlés en Guyane / Suriname. [Oral Presentation], Etudes Creoles, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius , 05-NOV-12 - 09-NOV-12.
Migge, Bettina (2012) Towards a socially dynamic view of language contact (in Suriname). [Invited Lecture], Contact & convergence in Suriname: theoretical approaches & case studies, Amsterdam , 16-OCT-12 - 19-OCT-12.
Migge, Bettina (2012) Irish English: The Perspectives of (recent) Migrants to Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Sociolinguistics Symposium, Berlin, Germany , 21-AUG-12 - 24-AUG-12.
Migge, Bettina (with Isabelle Leglise) (2012) Synchronic Language contact patterns in French Guiana and Suriname:New Insights through Analysis of Multilingual Annotated Corpora. [Oral Presentation], Meeting of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics, Nassau, Bahamas , 30-JUL-12 - 03-AUG-12.
Mary Gilmartin & Bettina Migge (2012) Narrating belonging among migrants in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Belonging: Cultural Topographies of Identity, Dublin University College Dublin , 08-JUN-12 - 09-JUN-12.
Migge, Bettina (2012) The role of social and discursive information in analyzing patterns of code-mixing, code-switching and learner practices in a multi-variety contact setting. [Invited Oral Presentation], Code-switching at the crossroads between structural and sociolinguistic perspectives, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany , 07-JUN-12 - 08-JUN-12.
Bettina Migge (2012) Assessing the Role of Contact-Induced Language Change in the Development of Creoles: Evidence from Takitaki in French Guiana. [Invited Oral Presentation], Speaker Series, CNRS-Univerisity of Aix-en-Provence , 06-APR-12 - 06-APR-12.
Bettina Migge & Isabelle Leglise (2011) Creoles in Contact in French Guiana & Suriname: Implications for Language Documentation. [Oral Presentation], Meeting of the Society for Pidgin and Creole linguistics, Accra, Ghana , 01-AUG-11 - 05-AUG-11.
Mary Gilmartin & Bettina Migge; (2011) Narratives of belonging among migrants in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Negotiating Time and Place Research Strand: Workshop on Belonging, UCD , 07-JUN-11 - 07-JUN-11.
Isabelle Leglise & Bettina Migge; (2011) Towards a Comprehensive Approach to Studying Synchronic Language Contact. [Plenary Lecture], Rethinking Contact Induced Change, Leiden (Netherlands) , 09-JUN-11 - 11-JUN-11.
Mary Gilmartin & Bettina Migge; (2011) Working through a Recession. [Chaired Session], Migration: Economic Change, Social Challenge (NORFACE), London (UCL) , 06-APR-11 - 09-APR-11.
Bettina Migge; (2011) Expanding the ligitimacy and viability of creoles languages in education and beyond: Integrating Creole languages into the education systems of France - a comparison of French Guiana and Guadeloupe. [Oral Presentation], American Association for Applied Linguistics, Chicago , 26-MAR-11 - 29-MAR-11.
Isabelle Leglise & Bettina Migge; (2011) Language Practices and Linguistic ideologies in Suriname: Results from a School Survey. [Invited Lecture], The languages of Suriname, Paramaribo, IOL , 23-FEB-11 - 23-FEB-11.
Isabelle Leglise &Bettina Migge; (2010) From language practices among Maroons to practicing the Maroon languages. [Chaired Session], Society for Caribbean Linguistics, Barbados , 09-AUG-10 - 13-AUG-10.
Mary Gillmartin & Bettina Migge; (2010) European Migrants in Ireland: The challenge of migration. [Oral Presentation], The Trinity Integration Initiative, Dublin (TCD) , 30-JUN-10 - 03-JUL-10.
Felix Ameka, Bettina Migge & Donald Winford ; (2010) Complementation in the Surinamese Creoles and Gbe. [Oral Presentation], Suriname Workshop: A comparative syntactic approach to the historical development of the Creoles of Suriname, Columbus, Ohio , 29-MAY-10 - 29-MAY-10.
Bettina Migge; (2010) 'Small' Speech communities in Multilingual areas: The Case of the Eastern Maroon community. [Oral Presentation], GNEL, Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany , 13-MAY-10 - 16-MAY-10.
Isabelle Leglise & Bettina Migge; (2010) Language and Identity construction on the French Guiana-Suriname border. [Oral Presentation], Borders and Identities, Newcastle upon Tyne , 07-JAN-10 - 10-JAN-10.
Bettina Migge & Kofi Yakpo; (2009) Atlantic connections: The Surinamese & Krio Pichi TMA systems compared. [Oral Presentation], Society for Pidign and Creole Linguistics, University of Koeln, Koeln, Germany , 11-AUG-09 - 14-AUG-09.
Bettina Migge & Margot van den Berg; (2008) Bas(r)aa Neng(r)e: Surinamese Foreigner Talk past and present. [Oral Presentation], Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, Amsterdam , 16-JUN-08 - 19-JUN-08.
Isabelle Leglise & Bettina Migge; (2008) Teaching local languages in French Guiana: challenges and opportunities. [Oral Presentation], Society for Caribbean Linguistics, Cayenne (French Guiana) , 28-JUL-08 - 31-JUL-08.
Bettina Migge; (2007) Substrate influence in the emergence and development of the Creoles of Suriname. (Special Session on Substrate Influence in Creole Genesis). [Invited Oral Presentation], International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada , 06-AUG-07 - 10-AUG-07.
Migge, B. (with D. Winford); (2003) 'Substrate influence on the TMA systems of the Surinamese Creoles. Workshop: From Alada to Paramaribo 1651 to 1750: What happened to the language?'. [Invited Oral Presentation], 'A Trans-Atlantic Sprachbund? The structural relationships between the Gbe languages of West Africa and the Surinamese Creoles', Universiteit van Amsterdam, Universiteit Leiden, 2000-2003. Wassanaar, Niederlande , 24-APR-03 - 26-APR-03.
Migge, B.; (2007) '(Socio)linguistic fantasy and reality: The case of the Creoles of Suriname'. [Invited Oral Presentation], -, Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany , 15-JUN-07 - 15-JUN-07.
Migge, B.; (2007) 'The sociolinguistic dynamics of the creoles of Suriname: Towards a new methodology for studying multilingual settings'. [Invited Oral Presentation], -, Department of Linguistics, University of Essex, UK , 22-FEB-07 - 22-FEB-07.
Migge, B.; (2007) 'Social and linguistic processes in the development of the Creoles of Suriname in French Guiana'. [Invited Oral Presentation], -, Department of General Linguistics. University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands , 15-FEB-07 - 15-FEB-07.
Migge, B.; (2002) 'The speech event kuutu in the Eastern Maroon community'. [Other], Meeting of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, San Francisco, CA, USA , 10-JAN-02 - 12-JAN-02.
Migge, B.; (2002) 'Code-Mixing, gender and social identities among Eastern Maroons'. [Other], Society for Caribbean Linguistics, 14th Biennial Conference, The University of the West Indies. St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago , 13-AUG-02 - 16-AUG-02.
Migge, B. (with I. Léglise); (2007) 'Sociolinguistic Research on Language and Migration in France and Ireland: an Overview'. [Invited Lecture], Conference on Migration, Culture and Politics: A Franco-Irish Dialogue, Humanities Institute of Ireland, UCD. Dublin, Ireland , 14-JUN-07 - 14-JUN-07.
Migge, B.; (2004) 'Language, ideology and women's social identities in the Eastern Maroon community'. [Oral Presentation], 15th Biennial Conference of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics, Wilhelmstad, Curacao , 16-AUG-04 - 19-AUG-04.
Migge, B.; (2004) 'Modality in the creoles of Suriname and Gbe: An assessment of similarities and differences'. [Other], Meeting of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, Boston, MA, USA , 08-JAN-04 - 10-JAN-04.
Migge, B.; (2005) 'Bilingual Speech in the Eastern Maroon Community'. [Other], Meeting of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, Oakland, CA, USA , 06-JAN-05 - 08-JAN-05.
Migge, B. (with I. Léglise); (2004) 'Myth and reality of the term takitaki in French Guiana'. [Oral Presentation], 15th Biennial Conference of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics, Wilhelmstad, Curaçao , 16-AUG-04 - 19-AUG-04.
Migge, B.; (2006) 'Variation dialectale, variation sociale et nouveaux styles communicationnels dans le Eastern Maroon Creole'. [Other], 11ième Colloque International des Études Créoles, Praia, Santiago, Republic of Cap Verde , 06-NOV-06 - 11-NOV-05.
Migge, B. (with I. Léglise); (2006) 'On the Emergence of new language varieties in the EMC'. [Other], Sociolinguistic Symposium, Limerick, Ireland , 10-JUL-06 - 10-JUN-06.
Migge, B. (with L. Goury); (2005) 'Towards a multi-perspective approach to the origin of Creole TMA systems'. [Other], Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany , 15-JUN-05 - 10-JUN-05.
Migge, B.; (2007) 'Substrate influence in the emergence and development of the Creoles of Suriname'. [Other], Special Session on Substrate Influence in Creole Genesis. International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada , 12-AUG-07 - 16-AUG-07.
Migge, B.; (2007) 'Réflexions sur les Dispositifs Guyanais'. [Oral Presentation], Séminair, Vers une école plurilingue en Océanie francophone: Dynamiques locales (Nouvelle Caledonie, Polynésie française, Wallis & Fortuna, Vanuatu et perspectives compares (Guyane), Noumea, New Caledonia , 10-JUL-07 - 13-JUL-07.
Bettina Migge; (2006) 'Variation and change in the Eastern Maroon Creoles and the sociolinguistic structure of Creoles'. [Oral Presentation], NWAV 35 (New Ways of Analyzing Variation), Columbus OH, USA , 16-NOV-06 - 19-NOV-06.
Isabelle Leglise & Bettina Migge; (2006) 'The Future of Creoles in Education'. [Oral Presentation], 16th Biennial Conference of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics, Roseau, Dominica , 15-AUG-06 - 18-AUG-06.

Committees

Committee : Management committee of the Humanitities Institute
Committee : Postgraduate committee of the School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore & Linguistics
Committee : Executive of the College of Arts and Celtic Studies
Committee : Executive of the School of Irish, Celtic, Studies, Irish Folklore & Linguistics
Committee : Bord of Studies for Pre-Masters
Committee : Human Subject Ethics committee
 

Education

Year 1993 Institution: the Ohio State University
Qualification: MA Subject: Linguistics
Year 1998 Institution: Ohio State University
Qualification: PhD Subject:

Languages

Dutch:
French:
English:
German:
 

Outreach Activities

I have helped to train teachers for a mother tongue education projects (Intervenant en language maternel) in French Guiana and also helped in the production and critical assessment of the project.
 

Other Activities

Fieldwork:

Sept. 2002 - Elicitation of TMA data with speakers of Ndyuka, Pamaka
and Saamaka in French Guiana. (NSF - project)


March 2002 - Elicitation of TMA data from speakers of five varieties of Gbe in
Benin. (NSF - project)


2001 to date - Sociolinguistic/ethnographic work on language use among Pamakas and
Ndyukas and non-maroons in urban and rural settings in French Guiana.

Publications

Books

Migge, B., Léglise, I.; (2013) Exploring Language in a Multilingual Context: Variation, Interaction and Ideology in Language Documentation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [DOI] [Details]
Goury, L. & Migge, B.; (2003) Grammaire du nengee : Introduction aux langues aluku, ndjuka et pamaka. Paris: Editions IRD. [DOI] [Details]
Migge, B.; (2003) Creole formation as language contact : The case of the Suriname Creoles. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

Nocus, Isabelle; Renault-Lescure, Odile; Guimard, Philippe; Migge, Bettina;Florin, Agnes (2014) 'Impact du dispositif intervenants en langues maternelles sur le developpement des competences des eleves de CP suivis au CE1. Resultats provisoires d'une evaluation psycholinguistique realisee en Guyane' In: Isabelle Nocus, Jacques Vernaudon & Mirose Paia (eds). L'ecole plurilingue en outre-mer: Apprendre plusieurs languages, plusieurs langues pour apprendre. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes. , pp.225-244 [Details]
Migge, Bettina & Gilmartin, Mary (2013) 'Unbounding migration studies: the intersections of language, space and time' In: Gilmartin, Mary & White, Allan (eds). Migrations: Ireland in a Global World. Manchester: Manchester University Press. , pp.199-212 [Details]
Migge, Bettina (2013) 'Nengee' In: Michaelis, Susanna, Maurer Philippe, Haspelmath, Martin, Huber, Magnus (eds). The Atlas and Survey of Pidgin and Creole Languages. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.39-49 [Details]
Leglise, Isabelle, Lescure, Odile, Launey, Michel & Migge, Bettina (2013) 'Langues de Guyane et langues parlees en Guyane' In: Georg Kremnitz (eds). Histoire sociale des langues en France. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes. , pp.1-12 [Details]
Migge, B.; (2013) 'The Eastern Maroon Creoles' In: Kortmann, Bernd & Lunkenheimer, Kerstin (eds). The Mouton Atlas of Variation in English. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. , pp.279-290 [Details]
Migge, B.; (2012) 'Irish English and Recent Immigrants to Ireland' In: Bettina Migge & Máire Ní Chiosáin (eds). New Perspectives on Irish English (Series: Varieties of English Around the World). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. , pp.312-326 [Details]
Migge, B., Ní Chiosáin, M. (2012) 'Preface' In: Migge, B., Ní Chiosáin, M (eds). New Perspectives on Irish English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. , pp.vii-xiii [Details]
Migge, Bettina; (2011) 'Assessing the nature and role of substrate influence in the formation and development of the creoles of Suriname' In: Lefebvre, Claire (eds). Creoles, their substrates, and language typology. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. , pp.155-180 [Details]
Migge, B., Léglise, I.; (2011) 'On the emergence of new language varieties: The case of the Eastern Maroon Creole in French Guiana' In: Hinrichs, Lars, Farquhasron, Joseph T (eds). Variation in the Caribbean: From creole continua to individual agency. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. , pp.207-230 [Details]
Migge, B. & Muehleisen, S.; (2010) 'Earlier Caribbean English and Creole in Writing' In: R. Hickey (eds). Varieties in writing: The written word as linguistic evidence. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter. , pp.223-244 [Details]
Migge, B., Léglise, I., Bartens, A.; (2010) 'Creoles in education: A discussion of pertinent issues' In: Migge, Bettina Leglise, Isabelle, Bartens, Angela (eds). Creoles in education: An appraisal of current programs and projects. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. , pp.1-30 [Details]
Migge, B.; (2010) 'Variation and change in a Creole community: An assessment of social and linguistics processes' In: Markus Bieswanger, Heiko Motschenbacher, Susanne Muehleisen (eds). Language in its Socio-Cultural Context: New Explorations in Gendered, Global and Media Uses. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. , pp.219-236 [Details]
Migge, Bettina, Leglise, Isabelle; (2010) 'Integrating local languages and cultures into the education system of French Guiana: A discussion of current programs and initiatives' In: Migge, Bettina Leglise, Isabelle, Bartens, Angela (eds). Creoles in education: An appraisal of current programs and projects: A discussion of current programs and initiatives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. , pp.107-132 [Details]
Migge, B., Winford, D.; (2009) 'The origin and development of possibility in the creoles of Suriname' In: R. Selbach, H. Cardoso, M. van den Berg (eds). Gradual creolization. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. , pp.129-153 [Details]
Migge, B.; (2009) 'Surinam' In: Sichra, Inge (eds). Atlas sociolingüístico de pueblos indígenas en América Latina. Libro y DVD. Casilla, Bolivia: UNICEF/FUNPROEIB Andes. , pp.395-408 [Details]
Migge, B. & Renault-Lescure, O.; (2009) 'Langues et Ecole en Guyane' In: J. Vernaudon & V. Fillol (eds) (eds). Vers une école Plurilingue dans les Collectivités Françaises d'Océanie et de Guyane. Cahiers du Pacifique Sud Contemporain. Paris: L Harmattan. , pp.49-62 [Details]
Migge, B. (with L. Goury); (2008) 'Between contact and internal development: Towards a multi-layered explanation for the development of the TMA system in the creoles of Suriname' In: S. Michaelis (eds). Roots of Creole Structure. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. , pp.301-328 [Details]
Alby, S., Migge, B.; (2007) 'Alternances codiques' In: I. Léglise & B. Migge (eds). Pratiques et attitudes linguistiques en Guyane: regards croisés. Paris: Editions IRD. , pp.49-72 [Details]
Migge, B., Léglise, I.; (2007) 'Language and colonialism' In: M. Hellinger & A. Pauwels (eds). Handbook of applied linguistics. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter. , pp.297-330 [Details]
Léglise, I., Migge, B.; (2007) 'Introduction' In: I. Léglise & B. Migge (eds). Pratiques et attitudes linguistiques en Guyane: regards croisés. Paris: Editions IRD. , pp.11-25 [Details]
Léglise, I., Migge, B.; (2007) 'Que recouvre le terme taki-taki? Fantasmes et réalités (socio)linguistiques' In: I. Léglise & B. Migge (eds). Pratiques et attitudes linguistiques en Guyane: regards croisés. Paris: Editions IRD. , pp.133-157 [Details]
Migge, B.; (2006) 'Tracing the origin of modality in the creoles of Suriname' In: A. Deumert & S. Durrleman-Tame (eds). Structure and Variation in contact Language. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. , pp.29-59 [Details]
Migge, B.,I. Léglise; (2005) 'Contacts de langues issus de mobilité dans un espace plurilingue: approches croisées à St. Laurent du Maroni (Guyane)' In: C. Van den Avenne (eds). Mobilités et contacts de langues. Paris: L'Harmattan. , pp.75-94 [Details]
Migge, B.; (2005) 'Greeting and social change' In: S. Mühleisen & B. Migge (eds). Politeness and face in Caribbean creoles. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. , pp.121-144 [Details]
Migge, B., Mühleisen, S.; (2005) 'Politeness and face in Caribbean creoles' In: S. Mühleisen & B. Migge (eds). Politeness and face in Caribbean creoles. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. , pp.1-19 [Details]
Migge, B.; (2004) 'The speech event kuutu in the Eastern Maroon community' In: G. Escure & A. Schwegler (eds). Creoles, contact and language change: Linguistic and social implications. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. , pp.285-306 [Details]
Winford, D., Migge, B.; (2004) 'Suriname creoles' In: E. Schneider et al (eds). A handbook of varieties of English: Morphology and syntax. Berlin: Mouton. , pp.482-516 [Details]
Migge, B.; (2004) 'Pidgin Languages and Creole Languages' In: U. Ammon et al (eds). Sociolinguistics¿Soziolinguistik: An international handbook of the science of language and society. Berlin: De Gruyter. , pp.299-306 [Details]
Migge, B.; (2003) 'The origin of predicate reduplication in the Suriname Eastern Maroon Creole' In: S. Kouwenberg (eds). Twice as meaningful. Reduplication in Pidgins, Creoles and other Contact Languages. London: Battlebridge. , pp.61-71 [Details]
Migge, B.; (2001) 'Communicating Gender in the Eastern Maroon Creole' In: Migge, B.; (eds). Gender across languages. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. , pp.85-104 [Details]
Migge, B. (2000) 'The origin of the syntax and semantics of property items in the Surinamese Plantation Creole' In: Migge, B (eds). Language Change and Language Contact in Pidgins and Creoles. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. , pp.201-234 [Details]

Edited Books

Migge, B.' Ní Chiosáin, M; (Ed.). (2012) New Perspectives on Irish English (Series: Varieties of English Around the World). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [Details]
Migge, B., Léglise, I., Bartens, A (Ed.). (2010) Creoles in education: An appraisal of current programs and projects. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [Details]
Léglise, I., Migge, B.; (Ed.). (2007) Pratiques et attitudes linguistiques en Guyane : regards croisés. Paris: Editions IRD. [Details]
Migge, B (Ed.). (2007) Substrate influence in creole genesis; Special Issue of Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages. 22(1). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [Details]
Mühleisen, S., Migge, B.; (Ed.). (2005) Politeness and face in Caribbean creoles. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Migge, Bettina (2013) 'The role of Dutch in language practices in the Dutch-speaking periphery: The impact of Dutch on the Eastern Maroon Creoles'. Revue Belge De Philologie Et D Histoire, 91 (3):1349-1364. [Details]
Gilmartin, Mary & Migge, Bettina (2013) 'European migrants in Ireland: pathways to integration'. European Urban and Regional Studies, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Essegbey, James, Migge, Bettina, Winford, Donald (2013) 'Cross-linguistic infl uence in language creation: Assessing the role of the Gbe languages in the formation of the Creoles of Suriname'. Lingua, 129 (7):1-8. Available Online [Details]
Migge, Bettina & Winford, Donald (2013) 'Fact-type complements in Gbe and the Surinamese Creoles'. Lingua, 129 (7):9-31. Available Online [Details]
Gilmartin, M., Migge, B.; (2011) 'Working through a Recession'. Translocations: Migration and Social Change, 7 (1). Available Online [Details]
Migge, B., Gilmartin, M.; (2011) 'Migrants and healthcare: Investigating patient mobility among migrants in Ireland'. Health & Place, 17 :1144-1149. Available Online [Details]
Migge, B.; (2011) 'Negotiating Social Identities on an Eastern Maroon Radio Show'. Journal of Pragmatics, 43 (6):1495-1511. [Details]
Bettina Migge & Margot van den Berg; (2009) 'Creole learner varieties in the past and in the present: implications for creole development'. Language, Interaction and Acquisition, 1 (1):253-282. [Details]
Migge, B.; (2009) 'Language, Ideology, and Women's Identity in the Eastern Maroon Community'. Sargasso, 18 (1):31-54. [Details]
Migge, B., Smith, N.; (2007) 'Introduction: Substrate influence in creole formation'. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, 22 (1):1-15. [Details]
Migge, B.; (2007) 'Codeswitching and social identities in the Eastern Maroon community of Suriname and French Guiana'. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 11 (1):53-72. [Details]
Migge, B. (with D. Winford); (2007) 'Substrate influence in the emergence of the tense and aspect system in the Creoles of Suriname'. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, 22 (1):73-99. [Details]
Migge, B., Léglise, I.; (2006) 'Language naming practices, ideologies and linguistic practices: Toward a comprehensive description of language varieties'. Language In Society, 35 (3):313-339. [Details]
Migge, B.; (2005) ''Variation linguistique dans les situations formelles chez les Pamaka''. Études Créoles XXVIII, :59-92. [Details]
Migge, B. (with I. Léglise); (2005) ''Pour une étude des contacts de langues en synchronie: quelques exemples tirés du cas guyanais.''. Trace, 47 :113-131. [Details]
Migge, B.; (2002) ''The origin of the copulas (d/n)a and de in the Eastern Maroon Creole''. Diachronica, 19 (1):81-133. [Details]
Bettina Migge; (1998) 'Substrate Influence in Creole Formation: The Origin of Give-Type Serial Verb Constructions in the Surinamese Plantation Creole.”  (John Benjamins) : '. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, 13 (2):215-265. [Details]

Other Journals

Gilmartin, M., O'Connell, J.-A. & Migge, B.; (2008) 'Lithuanians in Ireland' Oikos: Lithuanian Migration and Diaspora Studies 1 (5) :49-62. [Details]
Hartmann-Keiser, S., Hinskens,F., Migge, B., Strand, E.; (1997) 'The Northern Cities Shift in the Heartland? A Study of Radio Speech in Columbus, Ohio' Working Papers in Linguistics (The Ohio State University Press) 50 :41-68. [Details]
Migge, B.; (1995) 'The Emergence of Creole Copulas: Evidence from Belize Creole. In Studies in Synchronic and Diachronic Variation' Working Papers in Linguistics 46 :63-85. [Details]
 

Published Reports

Feldman, A., Gilmartin, M., Loyal, S., Migge, B. ; (2008) Getting On: From Migration to Integration. Chinese, Indian, Lithuanian and Nigerian Migrant's Experiences in Ireland. Immigrant Council Ireland, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
 

Editorial

Essegbey, J,Migge, B,Winford, D (2013) Cross-linguistic influence in language creation: Assessing the role of the Gbe languages in the formation of the Creoles of Suriname. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
                       

Electronic Publication

Migge, Bettina (2013) Nengee. Oxford: Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
Migge, B.; (2011) 31. Eastern Maroon Creoles. Freiburg, Germany (FRIAS): Electronic Publication [Details]
 

Reviews

Migge, Bettina (2013) ROBIN SABINO, Language contact in the Danish West Indies: Giving Jack his jacket. Cambridge: Reviews [Details]
Migge, B.; (2010) Review of The emergence of Pidgin & Creole languages by Jeff Siegel. Language 84(3): Reviews [Details]
Migge, B.; (2008) Review of Talk and Practical Epistemlogy (J. Sidnell). Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 23.2: 371-374: Reviews [Details]
Migge, B.; (2008) Review of History, Society And Variation: In Honor Of Albert Valdman (J. Clancy Clements, Thomas A. Klingler, Deborah Piston-Hatlen and Kevin J. Rottet). Language in Society 37(3): 473-476: Reviews [Details]
Migge, B.; (2007) Review of Defining Creole (John H. McWhorter). . New West Indian Guide 81 (1&2): 149-151: Reviews [Details]
Migge, B., Léglise, I.; (2006) Review of Les Marrons (R. et S. Price, 2003). Transforming Anthropology (Journal of American Anthropological Association) 14(1): 115-117: Reviews [Details]
Migge, B.; (2004) The Story of Papiament: A Study in Slavery and Language (G. C. Fouse). New West Indian Guide 78 (3&4): 366-368: Reviews [Details]
Migge, B.; (2010) Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola & Heli Paulasto (eds) Vernacualr universals and language contacts: Evidence from varieties of English and beyond. New York & London: Routledge 2009.Pp. vi, 385. Language in Society 39, 2: 285-289: Reviews [Details]
                                                     

Research

Research Interests

  • Language Contact
  • Variation and Change
  • Creole Languages
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Pragmatics
  • (Language and) Gender Studies,
  • Languages and cultures of Suriname, French Guiana and West Africa
  • Language and education
  • language and migration

Involved in Research Projects:

since 2014    Pidgins et Créoles en Contact ¿ vers une typologie des phénomènes de contact impliquant pidgins et créoles. Typologie & universaux linguistiques. Fédération de recherche FR 2559
(I Léglise, B Migge, N Quint)

 

since 2013    DicoGuyane: Collaborative production of bilingual dictionaries for five French Guianese regional
                      (minority) languages.
SeDyL-CELIA, IRD, DAC, Rectorat de la Guyane (French Guiana)
                      (head of project & responsible for Nengee (Aluku, Ndyuka, Pamaka) & Saamaka)

 

since 2012    Language Practices in a north Dublin GAA club

                     (doctoral supervisor)

 

since 2012    Discourse practices in the Malaysian L2 classroom

                     Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (MHEM)

                     (doctoral supervisor)

 

2009-2014    CLAPOTY Contacts de Langues : Analyses Plurifactorielles Assistées par Ordinateur et  
                      Conséquences Typologiques

                     National Research Agency (ANR)

                     http://clapoty.vjf.cnrs.fr/index.html (member of research group)

 

2009-2013    An Acoustic and perceptual study of Dublin English Phonology

                     IRCHSS (2009-2013) (doctoral co-supervisor)

 

2009-2011    ECOLPOM-Ecole Plurilingue Outre Mer

                     National Research Agency (ANR)

                     http://www.ecolpom.univ-nantes.fr/ (member of research group)

 

2008-2011    The dynamics of migration and cross-border mobility between French Guiana, Suriname, Brazil
                      and Haiti
; subproject: Construction of borders

                     and identity among Maroons. National Research Agency (ANR) &    Inter-Establishment Agency
                      for Research for Development (AIRD)

                     (Co-applicant)

 

2008-2010    Towards a dynamic approach to research on migration and integration.

                     Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences

                     (Co-applicant)

 

2007-2008    The sociolinguistic dynamics in a multilingual border zone: The case of Takitaki in French Guiana

                     Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences

                     Government of Ireland Research Fellow

 

2007             The sociolinguistic dynamics in a multilingual border zone: The case ofTakitaki in French Guiana.

                     Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences - Ulysses programme (research visits
                    Ireland-France)

 

2006-2007    Minority Communities in Ireland: Study of improved understanding 
of the Chinese, Indian,
                     Lithuanian and Nigerian communities
.

                     Immigrant 
Council of Ireland (NGO)

                     (Co-applicant)

                    

2006             Linguistic practice and social identity in the context of migration in 
   contemporary Ireland.

                     UCD Seed Funding Scheme

 

Since 2006    Neoliberal Discourse of the Irish Government

                     IRCHSS (2006-2010) (Doctoral supervisor)

 

2002-2005    Construction of social identities among the Eastern 
Maroons through language.

                     Délégation à la langue française et aux langues de France

                     (Co-applicant)

 

2001-2004    The influence of West African languages on the TMA systems of two Surinamese creole
                       BCS-0113826//BCS-0113826
National Science Foundation (Co-applicant)

 

Research Projects

Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : The sociolinguistic dynamics in a multilingual border zone - The case of Takitaki in French Guiana
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-07 / 31-DEC-07
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Linguistic practices and social identity in the context of migration in contemporary Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-06 / 31-DEC-06
Sponsor : The Immigrant Council of Ireland
Title : New minority communities in Ireland: study to improve understanding of the Chinese, Indian, Lithuanian and Nigerian communties
Start Date / End Date : 15-SEP-06 / 30-NOV-07

Recent Postgraduates


  • General Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics


Supervision:

  • 4 higher/graduate diplomas
  • 6 minor MA thesis
  • 3 MA thesis
  • 1 Phd (past)
  • 3 PhD (current)
 

Collaborators

 

External Collaborators

I collaborate with members of the French Research Unit CNRS-CELIA (of which I am also a member) on research on French Guiana and Suriname: Sophie Alby, Laurence Goury, Isabelle  Léglise , Odile Lescure-Renault

In relation to research on diachronic language contact I collaborate with Donald Windord (The Ohio State University), Margot van den Berg (University of Nijmegen), James Essegbey (University of Florida)

In relation to synchronic language contact, I collaborate with sabelle  Léglise, Sophie Alby, Gudrun Ledergen

In relation to research on post-colonial pragmatics I collaborate with Susanne  Mühleisen (University of Bayreuth). 

In relation to research on migration in Ireland I collaborate with Mary Gilmartin (University of Maynooth). 
 
In relation to work on Irish English, I collaborate with Karen Corrigan.

In relation to work on Suriname I collaborate with Eithne Carlin, Isabelle Léglise & Pau Tjon Sie Fat, Robby Morroy.