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Máire Ní Chiosáin

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Languages, Cultures & Linguis
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168215
Email: maire.nichiosain@ucd.ie

Biography

Máire Ní Chiosáin studied for her BA in Linguistics and Irish at UCD, spent a year at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Trondheim, and completed her PhD dissertation entitled Topics in the Phonology of Irish at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She returned to a position in the then Department of Linguistics in UCD, and is now part of the School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics. Her research has focused, for the most part, on Modern Irish, addressing a variety of theoretical issues including, most recently, the representation of secondary articulations palatalisation and velarisation in Irish, the perception of palatalisation, short vowel phonemes and consonant-vowel interaction and syllabification. Her work in these areas has been largely collaborative and has been supported by research grants (including a National Science Foundation (US) grant 2004-17 for an ultrasound study of Irish palatalization and velarisation with Jaye Padgett, Grant McGuire (UC Santa Cruz) and Ryan Bennett (Yale University); IRC Ulysses grants 2013, 2010 for research on the production and perception of Irish initial consonant mutations with Pauline Welby (LPL, CNRS-Université de Provence, Brian Ó Raghallaigh (DCU)). Other funded research includes recent work on the short vowels in Irish and Scottish Gaelic with Pavel Iosad (University of Edinburgh) and work on the perception of palatalisation in Irish and Russian with Jaye Padgett (UCSC). Research supervision has included theses on Irish Phonology, Irish English phonology and the Sociolinguistics of Irish (Language Attitudes and varieties of Irish in Irish-medium schools). Current teaching includes modules on Phonology, Phonetics and Minority and Endangered Languages.


Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2014.
Title: NSF Collaborative Research Grant: An ultrasound investigation of Irish palatalisation
Year: 2013.
Title: IRC Ulysses Travel Grant
Year: 2010.
Title: IRC Ulysses Travel Grant
Year: 2010.
Title: UCD Seed Funding: 6th Celtic Linguistics Conference
Year: 2003.
Title: Foras na Gaeilge: Scéim Aistriúcháin: 'Focail: Foclóir Canúna Il-Mheánach'
Year: 2000.
Title: Enterprise Ireland, Basic Research Grant Scheme: 'SIN Synthesising Irish Names: Investigating the application of a computational model of phonology to Irish synthesis.
Year: 2000.
Title: UCD President's Research Award: A study of the role of formal instruction in the acquisition of grammatical competence in Irish.

Associations

Association: International Phonetics Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Bennett, R., McGuire, G, Padgett, J. Ní CHiosáin, M. (2017) Contrast enhancement and cue trading in Irish consonant articulations. [Oral Presentation], 91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Austin, Texas , 05-JAN-17 - 08-JAN-17.
Iosad, P. & Ní Chiosáin, M. (2016) Making sense of consonant palatalisation and vowel backness in Irish. [Oral Presentation], Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 5 (LDLT5), School of Oriental and African Studies, UCL , 03-DEC-16 - 03-DEC-16.
McGuire, G., Padgett, J., Bennett, R. & Ní Chiosáin (2016) Tongue body shape during the production of Irish palatalisation and velarisation. [Poster Presentation], 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America & Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu , 29-NOV-16 - 29-NOV-16.
Iosad , P. & Ní CHiosáin, M. (2016) Short vowel allophones in Modern Irish: Irish short vowels revisited. [Oral Presentation], Tionól, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies , 19-NOV-16 - 19-NOV-16.
Iosad, Pavel; Ní Chiosáin, Máire (2016) Problems of phonemicization: Irish short vowels revisited. [International Refereed Conference], Celtic Linguistics Conference 9 (CLC9), Cardiff , 01-SEP-16 - 02-SEP-16.
Iosad, Pavel; Ní Chiosáin, Máire (2016) Backness in Irish and Scottish Gaelic short vowels: phonology and/or coarticulation. [Oral Presentation], Fonologi i Skandinavien (FiSK), University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden , 19-FEB-16 - 20-FEB-16.
Iosad, Pavel; Ní Chiosáin, Máire (2016) Vowel backness and palatalization in Irish and Scottish Gaelic: A study in rule scattering. [Oral Presentation], Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP13), Budapest , 14-JAN-16 - 16-JAN-16.
Ní Chiosáin, Maire; Migge, Bettina; Ó Murchadha, Noel (2015) Co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The sociolinguistics of the Celtic languages - symposium, University College Dublin , 24-JUN-15 - 26-JUN-15.
Ní Chiosáín, Máire; Padgett, Jaye (2014) Perception of secondary palatalization contrasts: a comparative study. [Plenary Lecture], 8th Celtic Linguistics Conference (CLC8), University of Edinburgh , 06-JUN-14 - 07-JUN-14.
Maire Ni Chiosain, Jaye Padgett (2014) The perception of secondary palatalisation: Irish and Russian compared. [Invited Oral Presentation], Palatalization Conference, Tromsø, University of Tromsø / CASTL , 04-DEC-14 - 04-DEC-14.
Bennett, Ryan; McGuire, Grant; Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Padgett, Jaye (2013) Quantitative measures for the degree of palatalization/velarization: Irish ultrasound data. [Oral Presentation], Ultrafest VI, University of Edinburgh , 06-NOV-13 - 08-NOV-13.
Ní Chiosáin, Maire; Migge, Bettina (2013) Co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], New perspectives on Irish English 2 (NPIE2), University College Dublin , 21-MAY-13 - 22-MAY-13.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire (2013) Organiser. [Conference (Sole) Organiser], Teangeolaíocht na Gaeilge 10 [=The linguistics of the Gaelic languages], University College Dublin , 19-APR-13 - 20-APR-13.
Bennett, Ryan; McGuire, Grant; Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Padgett, Jaye (2012) Irish palatalization in two dialects: further results of an ultrasound study. [International Refereed Conference], 7th Celtic Linguistics Conference (CLC7), Rennes, France , 22-JUN-12 - 23-JUN-12.
Welby, Pauline; Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Ó Raghallaigh, Brian (2012) The production of eclipsed consonants among young speakers of Irish. [Oral Presentation], 7th Celtic Linguistics Conference (CLC7), Rennes, France , 22-JUN-12 - 23-JUN-12.
Bennett, Ryan; McGuire, Grant; Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Padgett, Jaye (2012) An ultrasound investigation of palatalisation and velarisation in Conamara Irish. [Oral Presentation], Teangeolaíocht na Gaeilge XIV, University College Cork , 20-APR-12 - 21-APR-12.
Bennett, Ryan; McGuire, Grant; Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Padgett, Jaye (2012) Invariance in Irish palatalization and velarization: an ultrasound study. [Oral Presentation], CUNY Conference on the Segment, CUNY , 11-JAN-12 - 13-JAN-12.
Welby, Pauline; Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Ó Raghallaigh, Brian (2011) A Phonetic investigation of Irish Eclipsis: preliminary results and challenges. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre , 17-AUG-11 - 21-AUG-11.
Bennett, Ryan; McGuire, Grant; Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Padgett, Jaye (2011) Irish Palatalization: an ultrasound study. [International Refereed Conference], XIV International Congress of Celtic Studies, NUI Maynooth , 01-AUG-11 - 05-AUG-11.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire (2010) Organiser. [Conference (Sole) Organiser], 6th Celtic Linguistics Conference (CLC6), University College Dublin , 09-SEP-10 - 11-SEP-10.
Welby, Pauline; Ní Chiosáin, Máire;Ó Raghallaigh, Brian (2010) Une enquête phonétique préliminaire des consonnes initiales mutées de l'irlandais. [International Refereed Conference], PhonLex 2010 : Liaison and other sandhi phenomena, Université de Toulouse 2 Le Mirail , 08-SEP-10 - 10-SEP-10.
Welby, Pauline; Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Ó Raghallaigh, Brian (2010) A phonetic investigation of Irish eclipsis. [International Refereed Conference], 6th Celtic Linguistics Conference (CLC6), University College Dublin , 09-SEP-10 - 11-SEP-10.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Welby, Pauline (2010) The syllabification of Irish : a typological exception ?. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], 12th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon 12), University of New Mexico , 08-JUL-10 - 10-JUL-10.
Welby, Pauline; Ní Chiosáin, Máire (2010) La syllabification de séquences VCV en irlandais: un étude de perception. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], XXVIIIe Journées d'Études sur la Parole (JEP 2010), Mons , 23-MAY-10 - 28-MAY-10.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Migge, Bettina (2010) Co-organiser of International conference on Irish English. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], New Perspectives on Irish English (NPIE), University College Dublin , 11-MAR-10 - 13-MAR-10.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Welby, Pauline (2009) An investigation of syllabification in Irish. [Plenary Lecture], Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics (FACL), University of Arizona, Tucson , 27-MAR-09 - 29-MAR-09.
Ni Chiosain, Máire (2008) Claonfhéachaint ar mheath na Gaeilge i gContae an Chláir. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Teangeolaicht na Gaeilge X, University of Limerick , 18-APR-08 - 19-APR-08.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire (2007) Language Shift in Early 20th Century Ireland: A Quantitative Analysis. [International Refereed Conference], 27th Harvard Celtic Colloquium, Harvard University , 05-OCT-07 - 06-OCT-07.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Padgett, Jaye (2007) A perceptual study of Irish palatalisation. [International Refereed Conference], 81st Linguistics Association of America Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California , 04-JAN-07 - 07-JAN-07.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Padgett, Jaye (2007) Inaithinteacht na codarsnachta caol/leathan sa Ghaeilge [=The perception of the broad/slender contrast in Irish]. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], Teangeolaíocht na Gaeilge IX [=The linguistics of the Gaelic languages IX], Maynooth University , 14-APR-07 - 14-APR-07.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Cummins, Fred (2002) Phonological Variability as a function of the co-speaker's dialect and task constraints: a case study in Irish. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], Teangeolaíocht na Gaeilge IV [=The linguistics of the Gaelic languages], University College Dublin , 19-APR-02 - 19-APR-02.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire (2002) Co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Teangeolaíocht na Gaeilge IV [=The linguistics of the Gaelic languages], University College Dublin , 19-APR-02 - 20-APR-02.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire, Doherty, Cathal (2000) Co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 3rd Celtic Linguistics Conference (CLC3), University College Dublin , 26-MAY-00 - 27-MAY-00.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Padgett, Jaye (1998) Approaches to Locality and Segment Realisation. [Invited Lecture], South West Optimality Theory (SWOT), University of Arizona , 04-APR-98 - 05-APR-98.
Ni Chiosain, Máire, Doherty, Cathal (1997) Co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 2nd Celtic Linguistics Conference (CLC2), University College Dublin , 20-JUN-97 - 21-JUN-97.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Padgett, Jaye (1997) Locality and segment realisation in spreading. [Invited Lecture], 3rd Holland Institute of Linguistics Phonology Conference (HILP3), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam , 09-JAN-97 - 11-JAN-97.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire (1996) The syllable and the interaction of sonority restrictions in Irish. [Invited Lecture], The Phonology of the World's Languages: the syllable, Pézenas, France , 22-JUN-96 - 23-JUN-96.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Padgett, Jaye (1996) Implications of strict locality. [Oral Presentation], Trilateral Phonology Workshop TREND VI, Stanford University , 16-MAY-96 - 16-MAY-96.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire (1995) Optimal Forms of Vowel-stems in Irish. [Oral Presentation], 1st Celtic Linguistics Conference (CLC1), University College Dublin , 24-JUN-95 - 24-JUN-95.
Ni Chiosain, Máire; Paolo Acquaviva (1995) Co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 1st Celtic Linguistics Conference (CLC1), University College Dublin , 23-JUN-95 - 24-JUN-95.
Ní Chiosáín, Máire (1995) Prosodic well-formedness and sonority constraints: epenthesis and vowel-lengthening in Irish. [Oral Presentation], 2nd Holland Institute of Linguistics Phonology Conference (HILP2), Amsterdam , 25-JAN-95 - 27-JAN-95.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Padgett, Jaye (1994) Class nodes and feature spreading. [Oral Presentation], 2nd Cognitive Phonology Wokshop, University of Manchester , 19-MAY-94 - 19-MAY-94.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire (1994) Against non-constituent spreading: Barra Gaelic vowel copy. [Oral Presentation], 13th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCFFL 13), UC San Diego , 24-MAR-94 - 25-MAR-94.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Padgett, Jaye (1993) On consonant-vowel interaction. [Oral Presentation], Holland Institute of Linguistics Phonology Conference (HILP1), University of Leiden , 14-JAN-93 - 16-JAN-94.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire; Padgett, Jaye (1993) Consonant-vowel interaction and 'cross-tier' effects. [Oral Presentation], 67th Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America, Los Angeles , 07-JAN-93 - 10-JAN-93.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire (1992) Equipollent features and radical underspecification: evidence from Irish. [Oral Presentation], 7th International Phonology Meeting, Krems, Austria , 04-JUL-92 - 07-JUL-92.
Ní Chiosáin, Máire (1992) 'Empty' onsets in Irish: evidence from palatalisation and initial consonant mutations. [Oral Presentation], Spring Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB), Brighton , 06-APR-92 - 08-APR-92.
Ní Chiosáín, Máire (1989) Palatalisation in Feature Geometry. [Oral Presentation], 64th Annual Meeting of the Linguisics Society of America, Washington D.C , 27-DEC-89 - 30-DEC-89.
   

Education

Year 1991 Institution: University of Massachusetts
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1984 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BA Subject:
   

Outreach Activities

2010-2014 Chair, Board of Management, Scoil Naithí (Irish-medium primary school)

2004-2014 Member, Board of Management, Scoil Naithí (Irish-medium primary school)


2012-14 Member, Diocesan (Dublin) panel available to interview & select Gaelscoil (Irish-medium primary school) principals.; served on two interview boards.


2015 Member, shortlisting jury, Celtic Media Festival http://www.celticmediafestival.co.uk/
 

PR
2015/2016   Media (radio/print) interviews focusing on the National Science Foundation grant on Raidió na Gaeltachta, BBC Ulster, National Public Radio (US) NPR 90.3 KAZU, Public Radio International PRI, The Irish Times.
 

Other Activities

Conference organising: 

2015  Co-organiser with Bettina Migge & Noel Ó Murchadha, UCD: The Sociolinguistics of the Celtic Languages Symposium. UCD June 24-26.
2013  Organiser: Teangeolaíocht na Gaeilge 10. UCD May.
2013  Co-organiser with Bettina Migge, UCD: New Perspectives on Irish English 2 (NPIE2). UCD, May.
2010  Organiser: Celtic Linguistics Conference 6 (CLC6). UCD, September.
2010  Co-organiser with Bettina Migge, UCD. New Perspectives on Irish English (NPIE) UCD, March.
2000  Co-organiser with Cathal Doherty, UCD: 3rd Celtic Linguistics Conference (CLC3). UCD, May.
1997  Co-organiser with Cathal Doherty, UCD: 2nd Celtic Linguistics Conference. UCD, June.
1995  Co-organiser with Paolo Acquaviva, UCD: (1st) Celtic Linguistics Conference. UCD, June
1994  Co-organiser with Paolo Acquaviva, UCD: Parasession on the Generative Grammar of Irish. University of Jordanstown, June.
 
External Examiner     
2014, 2013   PhD examiner, Trinity College Dublin.  Amélie Dorn. Sub-dialect variation in the Intonation of Irish.
2008   PhD examiner, Trinity College Dublin.  Martha Dalton The phonetics and phonology of the intonation of Irish dialects.

1999   PhD examiner, University of Sydney, Australia.  Chris Cléirigh The Genesis of Phonic Texture.
Reviewing: Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Phonology, Language, Linguistic ReviewLinguistic Inquiry, Lingua, IRCHSS, National Science Foundation (US), West Coast Confernce on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL), IRAAL
Editorial Board: Lublin Studies in Celtic Languages

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Welby, P., Ní Chiosáin, M & Ó Raghallaigh, B. (2014) 'La production des consonnes éclipsées chez de jeunes locuteurs de l'irlandais' In: Soum-Favaro, C., A. Coquillon & J-P Chevrot (eds). La liaison : approches contemporaines. Berne: Peter Lang. , pp.345-380 [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 Link to full text [Details]
Ní Chiosáin, M. & J. Padgett (2009) 'Contrast, comparison sets, and the perceptual space'' In: Steve Parker (eds). Phonological Argumentation: Essays on Evidence and Motivation. London: Equinox Publishing. Series: Advances in Optimality Theory. [Details]
Ní Chiosáin, M. (2008) 'The Irish language in Co. Clare in the early 20th century: a census-based perspective' In: Matthew Lynch & Patrick Nugent (eds). Clare: History and Society. Dublin: Geography Publications. , pp.503-520 [Details]
Ní Chiosáin, M. (2007) ''Notes on Pronunciation'' In: Diarmaid Ó Muirithe (eds). A-Z Irish Names for Children. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. , pp.171-184 [Details]
Ní Chiosáin, M. (2006) ''Meath na Gaeilge i gCléire'' In: In Doyle, A. & S. Ní Laoire eds (eds). Aistí ar an Nua-Ghaeilge - in ómós do Bhreandán Ó Buachalla. Baile Átha Cliath:: Cois Life. , pp.85-94 [Details]
Ní Chiosáin, M. & J. Padgett (2001) ''Markedness, Segment Realization and Locality in Spreading'' In: Linda Lombardi, ed (eds). Constraints and representations: segmental phonology in Optimality Theory. Cambridge:: Cambridge University Press. , pp.118-156 [Details]
Ní Chiosáin, M. (1999) 'Syllables and Phonotactics in Irish' In: Harry van der Hulst, Nancy Ritter (eds). The Syllable: Views and Facts. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. , pp.551-575 [Details]
Ní Chiosáin, M. (1997) 'Patterns of Epenthesis in Irish' In: Almquist, Anders & Capkova, Vera (eds). Dán do Oide: A festschrift for Conn Ó Cleirigh. Dublin: The Linguistics Institute. , pp.367-378 [Details]

Edited Books

Migge. B. & M. Ní Chiosáin (Ed.). (2012) New Perspectives on Irish English. Amsterdam: Benjamins. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Welby, P., Ní Chiosáin, M. & Ó Raghallaigh, B. (2017) 'Total eclipse of the heart? The production of eclipsis in two speaking styles of Irish'. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 47 (2):125-153. [DOI] [Details]
Ní Chiosáin, M., Padgett, J. (2012) 'An Acoustic and Perceptual Study of Connemara Irish Palatalization'. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 42 (2):171-191. [DOI] [Details]
Ní Chiosáin, M, Welby, P, Espesser, R. (2012) 'Is the syllabification of irish a typological exception? An experimental study'. Speech Communication, 54 :68-91. [DOI] [Details]
Ní Chiosáin, M. (2007) ''Effects of synchronous speech task on length and prosody in interdialecal nonprestige varieties''. Language Variation and Change, 19 (1):51-62. [DOI] [Details]
Ní Chiosáin, M. (2004) 'Comh-thionchar chanúintí na Gaeilge'. Taighde agus Teagasc, 4 :34-45. [Details]
Ní Chiosáin, M. (1994) ''Irish Palatalisation and the Representation of the Place Features''. Phonology, 11 (1):89-106. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Welby, P., Ní Chiosáin, M, Ó Raghallaigh, B. (2011) A phonetic investigation of Irish eclipsis: Preliminary results and challenges 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, , pp.2022-2025 Available Online [Details]
Ní Chiosáín, M. (2010) Language shift in early twentieth century Ireland . In: Boyd, M., Jones, A.L., Lehmann, E., Zeiser, S eds. Harvard Celtic Colloquium Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium Vol. 26/27, , pp.370-384 Available Online [Details]
Welby, P., Ní Chiosáin, M. (2010) La syllabification de séquences VCV en irlandais : une étude de perception Actes des XXVIIIemes Journées d'Étude sur la Parole (JEP) Actes des XXVIIIemes Journées d'Étude sur la Parole (JEP), , pp.205-208 Available Online [Details]
Ní Chiosáin, M., Padgett, J. (2007) Contrast, comparison sets, and the perceptual space . In: Kaplan, A. & Teeple, D eds. Phonology at Santa Cruz (PASC) Phonology at Santa Cruz (PASC), , pp.1-19 Available Online [Details]
Prys, D, Williams, B, Hicks, B, Jones, D, Ní Chasaide, A, Gobl, C, Carson-Berndsen, J, Cummins, F, Ní Chiosáin, M, McKenna, J, Scaife, R & Uí Dhonnachadha, E; (2004) WISPR: Speech processing resources in Welsh and Irish Proceedings of the SALTMIL Workshop: First steps in language documentation for minority languages Lisbon, , pp.68-72 Available Online [Details]
Ní Chiosáin, M. (1995) Barra Gaelic Vowel Copy and (Non-)constituent Spreading . In: Aranovich, R., Byrne, W., Preuss, S. & Senturia, M eds. Thirteenth West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics Thirteenth West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, , pp.3-15 [Details]
Ní Chiosáin, M. (1994) Features and Underspecification: Evidence from Irish . In: Dressler, W.U., Prinzhorn, M. & Rennison J.R eds. 7th International Phonology Meeting 7th International Phonology Meeting, Krems, Austria, , pp.157-164 [Details]
         

Dissertations/Theses

Ní Chiosáin, M. (1991) Topics in the Phonology of Irish. Dissertations/Theses Available Online [Details]
                 

Electronic Publication

Ní Chiosáin, M. (2000) Prosodic Well-formedness and Sonority Constraints: Epenthesis in Irish. Rutgers Optimality Archive: Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
 

Reviews

Ní Chiosáin, M. (1993) Review of 'Diversions of Galway: Papers on the History of Linguistics'. Reviews [Details]
       

Research Papers

Ní Chiosáin, M. & J. Padgett (2007) Contrast, Comparison Sets, and the Perceptual Space. Research Papers Available Online [Details]
Ni Chiosain, M. & J. Padgett (1993) Inherent VPlace. Research Papers Available Online [Details]
                                                                   

Research

Research Interests

Research interests:

  • Phonology
  • Phonetics
  • Irish/Celtic phonology/phonetics
  • Language transition

Research projects:
  • An ultrasound investigation of Irish palatalisation and velarisation (collaborative research with Jaye Padgett & Grant McGuire, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Ryan Bennett, Yale University); Supported by National Science Foundation, USA, 2014-6
  • Perception of palatalisation in Irish and Russian (with Jaye Padgett, UC Santa Cruz)
  • Realisation of secondary contrasts in Irish (with Jaye Padgett, UC Santa Cruz)
  • Irish and Scottish Gaelic short vowels and issues of phonemicisation (with Pavel Iosad, University of Edinburgh)
  • Perception of syllables in Irish (with Pauline Welby, CNRS/University de Provence, Aix-en-Provence)
  • Production and perception of initial consonant mutations in Irish (with Pauline Welby, CNRS/Universite de Provence, Aix-en-Provence & Brian O Raghallaigh, Dublin City University)
  • Language shift in early 20th century Ireland


 

Research Projects

Sponsor : US National Science Foundation (NSF)
Title : Collaborative Research: An Ultrasound Investigation of Irish Palatalization
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-14 / 28-FEB-17
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Phonological alternations and the mental lexicon: insights from the processing of spoken Irish
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-13 / 31-DEC-13
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : The production and perception of Irish initial mutations
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-10 / 31-DEC-10
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Celtic Linguistics Conference 6
Start Date / End Date : 03-AUG-09 / 31-JAN-11
Sponsor : Foras Na Gaeilge
Title : Focail - Phase 1
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-02 / 30-APR-03

Recent Postgraduates

PhD students:
Vanessa Mas-Moury. (2013) Co-tutelle, Joint supervision with Dr Moya Jones, Université Bordeaux 3. Language Attitudes of Parents in Irish-Medium Schools in County Dublin.
John Lonergan. (2013) Joint supervision with Dr Bettina Migge, UCD. An Acoustic and Perceptual Study of Dublin English Phonology.
 

Areas for prospective postgraduates:

  • Phonology
  • Phonetics
  • Irish /Celtic Phonology/phonetics
  • Minority/endangered language issues
 

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Bettina Migge, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

External Collaborators

Jaye Padgett, University of California, Santa Cruz
Grant McGuire, University of California, Santa Cruz
Ryan Bennett, Yale University
Pavel Iosad, University of Edinburgh
Pauline Welby, Laboratoire Parole et Langage, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), University de Provence, Aix-en-Provence
Brian Ó Raghallaigh, Dublin City University