New Speakers Moving Dialogues: Irish and Gaelic young adults’ pragmatic profiles
RESEARCH IN MORE DETAIL
We are looking at pragmatic abilities in young adults fluent speakers of a minority language. Are young adults learning Irish or Gaelic at school competent in pragmatics on both languages? Is their pragmatic ability affected by the bilingual experience? Is there an effect of modality, with understanding but not productive use of pragmatic in the minority language?Is there an effect of being a New Speaker of the Language vs. an Home Speaker?
Dr Francesca La Morgia
Trinity College Dublin and Mother Tongues
Francesca is Assistant Professor in Clinical Speech and Language Studies in Trinity College Dublin, and the coordinator of the Irish Research Network in Childhood Bilingualism and Multilingualism. In 2017 she founded Mother Tongues.
Bláthnaid ní Ghréacháin
Bláthnaid is CEO of Gaeloideachas (formerly Gaelscoileanna) whose remit is to provide support and advocacy on Irish-medium education.