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Second Public Lecture Series on Hiberno-English


Monday 28 January 2008


Room J208 School of English, Film, and Drama, Newman Building

Organiser: Professor Terry Dolan, UCD School of English, Drama, and Film
Time: 19:30

This series investigates a different topic every week including: the Uneasy Relationship between the Irish Language and English, the Secret Language of Travellers, Hiberno-English in Novels, Local Sayings from Rural Ireland, Hiberno-English as Creole, Northern Speech,the Irish Propensity to Curse, and the Uncertain Future of Hiberno-English.


  • Monday 29 January - 'Shelta: The Language of Travellers' - Prof Terry Dolan, UCD
  • Monday 04 February - 'The Language of 'At Swim, Two Boys' - Prof Leo Carruthers, Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne
  • Monday 11 February - 'Remembered Expression from Limerick, Kilkenny, Wicklow, Dublin...' -
    Prof Dáithí Ó hÓgáin, UCD
  • Monday 18 February - 'Is Hiberno-English a Creole Languages?' - Dr Timami Shimada, University of Toyko
  • Monday 25 March - 'Decoding what Irish People Mean' - Dr Bharain Mac Bhreithiún, University of Falmouth, Cornwall
  • Monday - 03 March - 'The Irish Use of Slang'. John Loftus, M.A., Manager of the hiberno-english website
  • Monday 10 March - 'Old Words and New in Hiberno-English: The Future' - Professor Terry Dolan, UCD

The lectures are free and open to the public, and takeplace at 19.30 on Mondays in Room J208 (second floor) in the Newman Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. Further information may be had from Professor Terry Tolan.

Telephone: 00 353 1 716 8323

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