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Bettina Migge

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

Tel: +353 1 7168477
Email: bettinamigge@ucd.ie

Biography

Bettina Migge is Professor of Linguistics in the UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics and since September 2016 she has been Head of the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics. She previously served as Interim Director of the UCD Applied Language Centre (2012-1013) and was Head of Linguistics (2008-11; 2016-2017). She studied at the Universität Hamburg (1986-8), University of Cameroon (Yaounde, 1988/9), Freie Universität Berlin (1989-91) and The Ohio State University (Columbus, 1991-8). She holds an MA (1994) and a PhD (1998) in Linguistics form the Ohio State University. For her PhD research, she carried out more than one year (1995/6) of field research in a small village in Suriname's prime rain forest and a total of six months in Benin. Her first academic job was at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, 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 approaches to 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 (Pamaka, Ndyuka ((Busi)nenge(e) Tongo; Eastern Maroon Creoles) and Matawai), the Gbe languages of Bénin 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 together with Isabelle Léglise (CNRS) and other reseachers, and participated in local language training initiatives. Since 2013 she has been supporting a participatory project (DicoGuy) in French Guiana which aims to create dictionaries for several local languages including Businenge(e) Tongo. She has also engaged in funded research projects on migration to Ireland with researchers at UCD (Immigrant Council Ireland) and with Mary Gilmartin at NUI Maynooth (IRCHSS). With Donald Winford she has 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 international and national conferences and workshops and peer reviews widely for international journals, book collections, publishers and grant agencies. She is a member of UCD's Human Subject ethics committee and currently serves on the language and literature committee of the Royal Irish Academy and the executive committee of the Society of Pidgin and Creole Linguistics. She was formerly a member of the executive committee of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics.

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: Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, Function/Role: Member of the Executive Board
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 (2018) Creoles and variation. [Invited Oral Presentation], Global Approaches to Multilingualism and Standardisation http://www.meits.org, Cambridge, UK (Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge) , 16-APR-18 - 18-APR-18.
Migge, Bettina (2017) Assessing a collaborative dictionary project. [Oral Presentation], Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, Tampere, Finnland , 18-JUN-18 - 21-JUN-18.
Migge, Bettina & Lescure, Odile (2017) Création de dictionnaires pour les langues régionales de la Guyane: entre ambition et réalité. [Oral Presentation], Federation pour les Langues Regionales dans l'Enseignement Public 31, French Guiana , 23-OCT-17 - 26-OCT-17.
Migge, Bettina (2016) Matawai and the (other) creoles of Suriname. [Oral Presentation], Biannual meeting of the Society for Caribbean Linguistcs, Kingston, Jamaica , 01-AUG-16 - 06-AUG-16.
Schulte, Marion & Migge, Bettina (2016) Modelling social space and language variation in South Dublin. [Oral Presentation], New Perspectives on Irish English 4, Bergen, Norway , 05-JUL-16 - 07-JUL-16.
Migge, Bettina (2016) The role of mobility and new language learners in language maintenance. [International Refereed Conference], Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, Murcia, Spain , 14-JUN-16 - 18-JUN-16.
Schulte, Marion & Migge, Bettina (2016) Data mining: modelling social space in Dublin English. [International Refereed Conference], Sociolinguistic Symposium 21, Murcia, Spain , 14-JUN-16 - 18-JUN-16.
Migge, Bettina (2015) The role of multingual practices in negotiating social change. [Invited Lecture], Minor Translingualism, Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, London , 28-OCT-15 - 28-OCT-15.
Gilmartin, Mary & Migge, Bettina (2015) Immigrant narratives of place and identity. [Oral Presentation], Where Geography meets Language, Bern, Switzerland , 16-OCT-15 - 17-OCT-15.
Migge, Bettina (2015) Mobility, urbanization and the negotiation of new & old language practices among Maroons. [Chaired Session], African multilingualism: motivations, modalities, movement and meaning, London, Royal British Academy , 08-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15.
Migge, Bettina (2015) Linguistic Variation, integration and identity in contexts of migration: An assessment of current approaches. [Plenary Lecture], Sociolinguistic Summer School 2015, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin , 04-AUG-15 - 07-AUG-15.
Ó Murchadha, Noel; Migge, Bettina; Ní Chiosáin, Máire (2015) Celtic Sociolinguistics Symposium. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Celtic Sociolinguistics Symposium, Humanities Institute, UCD, Dublin , 24-JUN-15 - 26-JUN-15.
Diamant, Gili & Migge, Bettina (2015) On collectors and linguists: The Irish National Folklore Collection as a source for Irish English language material. [Oral Presentation], New Perspectives on Irish English 3, Limerick, Ireland , 17-JUN-15 - 19-JUN-15.
Migge, Bettina (2015) Documentation linguistique dans des contextes linguistiques hétérogènes. [Invited Oral Presentation], DOCULANG, SeDyL, Villejuif, France , 11-JUN-15 - 11-JUN-15.
Migge, Bettina (2015) Des structures à la pratique: les recherches sociolinguistiques sur les créoles. [Invited Oral Presentation], Colloque Linguistique a l'Universite de Rennes, Rennnes, France , 10-APR-15 - 11-APR-15.
Migge, Bettina (2015) English, a new language in Suriname?. [Invited Oral Presentation], English Studies in an International Perspective, Universität Potsdam , 08-JAN-15 - 09-JAN-15.
Gilmartin, Mary & Migge, Bettina (2014) Home stories: migration, identity and language in contemporary Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], 'How we made a new art on old Ground': Interdisciplinary perspectives on language, migration and identity, Omagh, Northern Ireland , 17-OCT-14 - 17-OCT-14.
Gilmartin, Mary & Migge, Bettina (2014) Mobility, Immobility and crisis. [Oral Presentation], Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Mirgation Conference, Cork , 02-SEP-14 - 04-SEP-14.
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 : Curriculum Review (Graduate Programme)
Committee : Executive Board of the School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics
Committee : Management committee of the Humanitities Institute
Committee : Postgraduate committee of the School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore & Linguistics
Committee : Executive of the School of Irish, Celtic, Studies, Irish Folklore & Linguistics
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

Since 2013 I am engaged in a participatory Dictionary Project called DicoGuyane whose aim is to create dictionaries for 5 languages of French Guiana. I am responsible for the Nengee (Eastern Maroon)-French-English dictionary which I am working on together with native speakers of Ndyuka, Pamaka and Aluku.
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

Seminars and workshops:
2011 Participation (invited lecture) at the LETISS Spring School, Pavia, Italy
2013 (October) Running of a one week workshop focused on creating a Nengee-French-English Dictionary, St Laurent du Maroni
2014 (March & December) Running of a one week workshop focused on creating a Nengee-French-English Dictionary, Cayenne & St Laurent du Maroni
2015 (March) Running of a one week workshop focused on creating a Nengee-French-English Dictionary, Cayenne
2015 Participation (invited lecture) at the Sociolinguistic Summer School 6, Trinity College Dublin
2016 (March) Running of a one week workshop focused on creating a Nengee-French-English Dictionary, St Laurent du Maroni
2016 (July) Running of a one week workshop for MA students on the topic of 'language and borders' at University of Bielefeld, Germany (Institut fuer England und Amerika Studien)

Conference Organization (selected):
2008 Society for Caribbean Linguistics, Cayenne
2010 New Perspectives on Irish English 1 (with Máire Ní Chiosáin)
2012 New Perspectives on Irish English 2 (with Máire Ní Chiosáin)
2015 Sociolinguistics of the Celtic Languages (with Noel Ó Murchadha & Máire Ní Chiosáin)

Publications

Books

Goury, Laurence & Migge, Bettina (avec Miefi Moese) (2017) Grammaire du nengee : Introduction aux langues aluku, ndjuka et pamaka. Paris: Editions IRD. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
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]
Migge, B.; (2003) Creole formation as language contact : The case of the Suriname Creoles. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]

Book Chapters

Farquharson, Joseph T. & Migge, Bettina (2017) 'Introduction to volume 1 & 2: Pidgin and Creole Genesis and Typology' In: Farquharson, Joseph T. & Migge, Bettina (eds). Pidgins and Creoles: Critical Concepts in Linguistics. Malden, MA: Routledge. , pp.1-29 Link to full text [Details]
Farquharson, Joseph T. & Migge, Bettina (2017) 'Volume 3: Sociolinguistics and/of Pidgins and Creoles' In: Farquharson, Joseph T. & Migge, Bettina (eds). Pidgins and Creoles: Critical Concepts in Linguistics. Malden, MA: Routledge. , pp.1-12 Link to full text [Details]
Farquharson, Joseph T. & Migge, Bettina (2017) 'Volume 4: Pidgins and Creoles and Applied Linguistics' In: Farquharson, Joseph T. & Migge, Bettina (eds). Pidgins and Creoles: Critical Concepts in Linguistics. Malden, MA: Routledge. , pp.1-11 Link to full text [Details]
Migge, Bettina (2017) 'Epilogue: of theories, typology and empirical data' In: Peter Bakker, Finn Borchsenius, Carsten Levisen & Eeva Sippola (eds). Creole Studies ¿ Phylogenetic Approaches. Amsterdam: Benjamins. , pp.389-394 Link to full text [Details]
Migge, Bettina (2017) 'From grammar to meaning: Towards a framework for studying synchronic language contact' In: Kofi Yakpo & Pieter Muysken (eds). Boundaries and Bridges: Language Contact in Multilingual Ecologies. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. , pp.363-382 [Details]
Isabelle Léglise; Odile Lescure; Michel Launey & Bettina Migge (2013) 'Langues de Guyane et langues parlées en Guyane' In: Kremnitz, Georg (eds). Histoire Sociale des Langues de France. Rennes: Rennes, Presses de l'Université de Rennes. , pp.671-682 [Details]
Migge, Bettina (2015) 'Now in the speech of newcomers to Ireland' In: Amador-Moreno, Carolina P., McCafferty, Kevin & Elaine Vaughan (eds). Pragmatic Markers in Irish English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. , pp.390-407 Link to full text [Details]
Migge, Bettina (2015) 'Le rôle des langues africaines dans la création et le développement des langues businenge/marron' In: Moomou, Jean (eds). Sociétés marronnes des Amériques. Mémoires, patrimoines, identités et histoire XVIIe au XXe siècles. Matouri: Guyane, Francaise: Ibis Rouge. , pp.111-123 Link to full text [Details]
Migge, Bettina (2015) 'The Role of Discursive Information in Analyzing Multilingual Practices' In: Yakpo, Kofi & Stell, Gerald (eds). Code-Switching Between Structural and Sociolinguistic Perspectives. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. , pp.185-206 Link to full text [Details]
Carlin, Eithne, Léglise, Isabelle, Migge, Bettina & Tjon Sie Fat, Paul (2014) 'Looking at Language, Identity, and Mobility in Suriname' In: Carlin, Eithne, Léglise, Isabelle, Migge, Bettina & Tjon Sie Fat, Paul (eds). In and out of Suriname:Language, Mobility and Identity. Leiden: Brill. , pp.1-12 [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Léglise, Isabelle & Migge, Bettina (2014) 'Language Practices and Linguistic Ideologies in Suriname: Results from a School Survey' In: Carlin, Eithne, Léglise, Isabelle, Migge, Bettina &Tjon Sie Fat, Paul (eds). In and out of Suriname: Langauge, mobility and identity. Leiden: Brill. , pp.13-57 Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
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 Link to full text [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 Link to full text [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 Link to full text [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 Link to full text [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 Link to full text [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]
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 Link to full text [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 Link to full text [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 & Angela Bartens (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., 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 Link to full text [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, 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 Link to full text [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 Link to full text [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 Link to full text [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 Link to full text [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 Link to full text [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 Link to full text [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 Link to full text [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 Link to full text [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 Link to full text [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 Link to full text [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

Muehleisen, Susanne & Migge, Bettina (Ed.). (2005) Politeness and face in Caribbean creoles. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [Details]
Farquharson, Joseph T. & Migge, Bettina (Ed.). (2017) Pidgins and Creoles: Critical Concepts in Linguistics. Malden, MA: Routledge. [Details]
Ó Murchadha, Noel P. & Migge, Bettina (Ed.). (2017) Support, transmission, education and target varieties in the Celtic languages. UK: Routledge, Taylor & Francis online. [Details]
Carlin, Eithne B., Léglise, Isabelle, Migge, Bettina & Tjon Sie Fat, Paul (Ed.). (2014) In and Out of Suriname: Language, Mobility and Identity. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill. Available Online [Details]
Essegbey, James, Migge, Bettina & Winford, Donald (Ed.). (2013) Cross-linguistic influence in language creation: Assessing the role of the Gbe languages in the formation of the Creoles of Suriname. Amsterdam: Elsevier. [Details]
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]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Migge, Bettina (2017) 'Putting Matawai on the Surinamese Linguistic Map'. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, 32 (2):233-262. Link to full text [Details]
Ó Murchadha, Noel P. & Migge, Bettina (2017) 'Support, transmission, education and target varieties in the Celtic languages: an overview'. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 30 (1):1-12. [DOI] [Details]
Gilmartin, Mary & Migge, Bettina (2015) 'Home stories: immigrant narratives of place and identity in contemporary Ireland'. Journal of Cultural Geography, 32 (1):83-101. Link to full text [Details]
Migge, Bettina & Léglise, Isabelle (2015) 'Assessing the Sociolinguistic Situation of the Maroon Creoles'. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, 30 (1):63-115. Link to full text [Details]
Gilmartin, Mary & Migge, Bettina (2016) 'Migrant mothers and the geographies of belonging'. Gender, Place, and Culture, 23 (3):147-161. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
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. Link to full text [Details]
Gilmartin, Mary & Migge, Bettina (2015) 'European migrants in Ireland: pathways to integration'. European Urban and Regional Studies, 22 (3):285-299. 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 Link to full text [Details]
Migge, Bettina & Winford, Donald (2013) 'Fact-type complements in Gbe and the Surinamese Creoles'. Lingua, 129 (7):9-31. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Gilmartin, M., Migge, B.; (2011) 'Working through a Recession'. Translocations: Migration and Social Change, 7 (1). Available Online Link to full text [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. Link to full text [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. Link to full text [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. Link to full text [Details]
Migge, B.; (2005) ''Variation linguistique dans les situations formelles chez les Pamaka''. Études Créoles XXVIII, :59-92. Link to full text [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

Léglise, Isabelle & Migge, Bettina (2017) 'Langues créoles en Guyane' Langues et Cité 28 (September 2017) :6-7. Available Online [Details]
Migge, Bettina (2017) 'Dictionnaires et lexiques bilingues : langues de guyane' Langues et cité 28 (September 2017) :11-11. Available Online [Details]
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]

Conference Publications

Migge, Bettina (2016) Linguistic Variation, integration & Identity construction in contexts of migration: An assessment of current approaches . In: Bochorishvili, Irma; Lucek, Stephen; Morales, Katherine eds. 6th Sociolinguistic Summer School Dublin, Ireland, , pp.1-25 [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]
                                             

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]

Book Reviews

Migge, Bettina (2017) Pieter Muysken & Norval Smith (eds.) Surviving the Middle Passage: The West Africa-Surinam Sprachbund. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. Book Reviews Link to full text [Details]
Migge, Bettina (2016) Jeannette Allsopp & Zellynne Jennings (eds.) Language Education in the Caribbean: Selected Articles by Dennis Craig. Jamaica, Barbados & Trinidad and Tobago: University of the West Indies Press. Book Reviews Link to full text [Details]
Migge, Bettina (2016) Williams Jeffrey P, Schneider Edgar W, Peter Trudgill and Daniel Schreier (eds.). Further Studies in the Lesser-Known Varieties of English (Studies in English Language). Cambridge, U.K: Cambridge University Press. 2015. xvi + 345 pp. Hb (9781107021204) US$105.00. Book Reviews Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Migge, Bettina (2015) Buchstaller, Isabelle, Holmberg, Anders, Almoaily, Mohammad (eds.), Pidgins and creoles beyond Africa-Europe encounters. Amsterdam: John Benjamins 2014. Book Reviews Link to full text [Details]
Migge, Bettina (2015) A grammar of Saramaccan creole. By John McWhorter & Jeff Good. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton. 2012. Book Reviews Link to full text [Details]
Migge, Bettina (2016) African American, creole, and other vernacular Englishes in Education: A bibliographic resource. By John R. Rickford, Julie Sweetland, Angela E. Rickford & Thomas Grano. London/New York: Routledge. 2012. Book Reviews Link to full text [Details]
Migge, Bettina (2004) The Story of Papiament: A Study in Slavery and Language (G. C. Fouse). New West Indian Guide: Book Reviews [Details]
Migge, Bettina, Léglise, Isabelle (2006) Review of Les Marrons (R. et S. Price, 2003). Transforming Anthropology (Journal of American Anthropological Association): Book Reviews [Details]
Migge, Bettina (2007) Review of Defining Creole (John H. McWhorter). . New West Indian Guide: Book Reviews [Details]
Migge, Bettina (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: Book Reviews [Details]
Migge, B (2008) Talk and practical epistemology: The social life of knowledge in a Caribbean community. Book Reviews [DOI] [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: Book Reviews [Details]
Migge, B (2010) Vernacular universals and language contacts: Evidence from varieties of English and beyond. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
Migge, B.; (2010) Review of The emergence of Pidgin & Creole languages by Jeff Siegel. Language 84(3): Book Reviews [Details]
Migge, Bettina (2013) ROBIN SABINO, Language contact in the Danish West Indies: Giving Jack his jacket. Cambridge: Book Reviews Link to full text [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

Past and current research projects:

since 2016  Research on complementation, Labex, SeDyL, France (with Stefano Manfredi, Nicolas Quint)

since 2015  Research on language practices in South Dublin English (with Marion Schulte, University of
                        Bielefeld)

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 - SeDyL
                     (I Léglise, B Migge, N Quint)

 

since 2014 Review of research on Pidgins and Creoles (Anthology to be published with Routledge)
                    (with Joseph Farquharson, University of Freiburg & UWI Mona, Jamaica)

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- 2015    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 : Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (MHEM)
Title : Bench Fee for Hema Kesevan
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-13 / 01-JAN-16
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.