Researchers at UCD


Chloe Diskin

School Of Languages and Literature

Tel: +353 1 716


I am currently completing my PhD in Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition under the supervision of Professor Vera Regan. My research looks at first language maintenance and second language acquisition among recently-arrived migrants in Dublin, Ireland. In particular I am interested in identity construction and negotiation through second language use. I am currently conducting fieldwork with migrants following Labov's tradition of the sociolinguistic interview and my methods of analysis are both quantitative and qualitative. My research has been funded by a postgraduate scholarship from the Irish Research Council.

I have given lectures and seminars in UCD on the quantitative sociolinguistic paradigm, language variation and change and methods for linguistic transcription and analysis (ELAN and concordance software).   

I speak fluent French and German, have conversational Russian and am currently learning Mandarin Chinese.                 


Honours and Awards

Year: 2011.
Title: IRCHSS Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2011/2012
Year: 2006.
Title: One-year Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies in Germany

Conference Contributions

Chloe Diskin, Ewa Kobialka, John Lonergan (2012) Integration and Identity: Acquisition of Irish-English by Polish Migrants in Dublin, Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference, Queen's University Belfast , 09-NOV-12 - 10-NOV-12.
Chloe Diskin (2012) Member of Organising Committee; Chair of Panel 'Language, Identity and Education'. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Conflict, Crisis, Change: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference of the UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies, University College Dublin (Ireland) , 18-MAY-12 - 18-MAY-12.
Chloe Diskin (2012) Heritage Language Maintenance and Integration in Immigrant Communities: the Case of Polish and Chinese Speakers of English in Dublin, Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Junior Research Meeting in Applied Linguistics, Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium) , 28-MAR-12 - 30-MAR-12.
Chloe Diskin (2012) Integration and Identity: Acquisition of Irish-English by Polish and Chinese Migrants in Dublin, Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Sociolinguistics Summer School 4, Newcastle University (UK) , 19-JUN-12 - 21-JUN-12.


Employer: Université de Lille 3 Charles de Gaulle (France)
Position: Lectrice d'anglais (English tutor/teacher)


Year 2011 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MA Subject: Second Language Studies
Year 2008 Institution: National University of Ireland, Galway
Qualification: BA (Hons.) Subject: French and German



Outreach Activities

I teach literacy to adults on a voluntary basis with the City of Dublin VEC.




Research Interests

My teaching and research interests include Sociolinguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, Quantitative and Qualitative Linguistics, Sociology of Migration and Globalisation, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, New Literacy Studies, Teaching Adult Literacy and Second Language Pedagogy.