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Dr. Kieran Harrington

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(+49)231 755-3024

(+49)231 755-5450

Tuesdays, 12-13
and by appointment via e-mail

Research Interests

Applied Linguistics (to language teaching and language difficulties), Corpus Linguistics, Corpus Stylistics, Ethnography, Conversation Analysis, First and Second Language Acquisition, Dyslexia, Survival Communication, Sociolinguistics.


Academic Education

  • PhD in Applied Linguistics (University of Limerick, Ireland)
  • MSc. in TESOL (Aston University, UK)
  • MEd. In Applied Linguistics: Language and Literacy Difficulties (Open University, UK)
  • MA in Galician Sociolinguistics (University College Cork, Ireland)
  • BA in Spanish and Greek (University College Cork)
  • Post Grad. Diploma in Translation (Institute of Linguistics, UK)
  • Post Grad. Certificate in English Language Teaching (DES, Ireland)



Forthcoming: Dyslexia and English Language Teaching.
2018. The Role of Corpus Linguistics in the Ethnography of a Closed Community: Survival Communication. London: Routledge.

2008. Fifty Pages. Survival Grammar for ESOL Tutors. Galway: CGVEC.


A Selection of Articles

2017. ‘Corpus analysis: Corpus Conclusions’. 2017. In Corpus Pragmatics.
2014. ‘From Tablet to Tablet, from Mesopotamia to Galway’. In the Adult Learner.
2013. ‘IPads in Adult Education’. In the IVEA Journal.
2008. ‘A time for reflection on adult literacy’. In the Irish Independent, June, 2008.
2007. ‘The Impact of West African learners in ESOL classes’. In RaPAL.
2005. ‘The Hungarian Revolution and Knockalisheen’. The Clare Champion.


Recent Conferences

2018. ‘Big Two-Hearted River: A Corpus Stylistics Analysis of Hemingway’s Short Story’. Corpus Linguistics IVACS Symposium, Maynooth University.
2016. ‘A ménage à trois of unlikely bedfellows: three research methodologies’. Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Trinity College, Dublin.
2016. ‘How big does a spoken vocabulary need to be?’ NALA ESOL Conference, Dublin.
2016. ‘The English of a community of speakers of other languages: corpus conclusions’. Corpus Linguistics Symposium, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.


Conference Workshops 2003 - 2017

  • Phonological first language interference
  • Lexical and grammatical first language interference
  • Dyslexia
  • Basic phonology
  • Mixed-level groups
  • Themed learning
  • Literacy as social practice
  • How to teach grammar
  • How to teach pronunciation
  • Using genre analysis to teach writing
  • Language and Culture
  • ESOL policies
  • Discourse analysis for Language Tutors

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Aktuelle Hinweise

  • Die Prüfungstermine für die mündlichen Prüfungen in Modul 8 im Wintersemester 19/20 finden Sie hier.
  • if you're interested in a placement as a German language assistant in Limerick follow this link