Special Issues

IRAAL SPECIAL ISSUES
IRAAL also publishes special issues on specific topics, including among many others Language for Specific and for Academic Purposes (LSP/LAP), intercultural issues and language learning, acquisition of Irish as a first language, media technologies and language learning, and Irish English. Copies (where available) may be ordered from IRAAL (info.iraal@gmail.com). 

Special Issue 10: Multilingualism in the Early Years is available here.

Integrating Theory and Practice in LSP and LAP (2000)

Editors: Mary Ruane and Dónall P. Ó Baoill
Publishers: Published jointly with the Applied Language Centre, University College Dublin (2000).
Description: xvii + 237pp (softbound)

Selected papers from an international conference co-sponsored by IRAAL and the Applied Language Centre in University College Dublin. A Preface and Introduction explain the conference and place it within the context of research and practice in Language for Specific Purposes and Language for Academic Purposes. Nineteen papers discuss a variety of topics including internet- and computer-assisted learning, syllabus design, writing and written texts, translation, language corpora, and others. The collection includes theoretical papers and case studies.

Intercultural Communication and Language Learning (1999)

Editors: Angela Chambers and Dónall P. Ó Baoill
Publishers: Published jointly with the Royal Irish Academy (1999)
Description: viii + 298pp. (softbound).

Selected papers from a conference organised jointly by IRAAL and the National Committee for Modern Languages of the Royal Irish Academy. Twenty-two papers are grouped under five major headings which offer a comprehensive view of issues in language learning in intercultural contexts: Languages for intercultural communication; Language learning and cultural theories; Culture and language teaching; Language and culture in primary and second level education; and the cultural dimension in languages for specific purposes.

Language, Education and Society in a Changing World (1996)

Editors: Tina Hickey and Jenny Williams
Publishers: IRAAL - Published jointly with Multilingual Matters Ltd (1996)
Description: 287 pp. (hardbound)

Selected papers from an international conference held in 1994 in conjunction with AILA. Keynote papers on Language and Education and Language and Society; 25 other papers cover the areas of Language Planning; Bilingualism; Translation; Discourse Analysis; Cultural Awareness; Second Language Learning/Acquisition; and Literacy. Research is based on a wide variety of language situations around the world.

Insealbhú na Gaeilge mar Chéad Teanga: Acquisition of Irish as a First Language (1992)

Editors: Dónall P. Ó Baoill
Publishers: IRAAL (1992)
Description: 96 pp. (softbound)

Five papers examine the acquisition of syntax, needs in speech and language therapy for Irish-speaking children, Irish speaking in a West Belfast community, the development of morphophonology and phonology, and lexical development.

Media Technologies and Language Learning (1991)

Editors: David Singleton and David Little
Publishers: IRAAL (1991)
Description: 118pp. (softbound)

Fifteen papers from a Dublin seminar sponsored by IRAAL and the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) in l984. Topics include the role of instruction in second language acquisition, the non-learning of language taught, bilingualism, teaching and testing, the development of materials, monitor theory, communicative language learning, foreigner register, and self-instructional learning.

The Less Widely Taught Languages of Europe (1988)

Editors: Liam Mac Mathúna, Nora French, Elizabeth Murphy, and David Singleton
Publishers: IRAAL (1988)
Description: 206pp. (softbound)

Proceedings of a symposium sponsored by UNESCO in 1987 in conjunction with IRAAL and AILA. Fourteen papers on issues of language usage, language planning and policy, and teaching and education for speakers of European languages other than English, French, German, and Russian.

Papers on Irish English (1985)

Editor: Dónall P. Ó Baoill
Publishers: IRAAL (1985)
Description: 78pp. (softbound)

Six papers, four reprinted from previous issues of TEANGA. New papers survey research into Irish English; others discuss the development of Irish English syntax, links between the Irish language and Irish English in grammar and phonology, a global view of Irish English, and thematic interference between Irish and English.

Language Across Cultures (1984)

Editors: Liam Mac Mathúna and David Singleton
Publishers: IRAAL (1984)
Description: 284pp. (softbound)

Papers from the international conference held jointly with AILA in 1983. Four plenary papers discuss linguistic and cultural issues in translation, 'socio-semiotics across cultures', and the use of language tests. 14 section papers cover topics on language and culture including translation, problems of minority languages, second language teaching and learning, contrastive linguistics, and language planning.

Language Learning in Formal and Informal Contexts (1984)

Editors: David Singleton and David Little
Publishers: IRAAL (1984)
Description: V. 200pp

Fifteen papers from a Dublin seminar sponsored by IRAAL and the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) in l984. Topics include the role of instruction in second language acquisition, the non-learning of language taught, bilingualism, teaching and testing, the development of materials, monitor theory, communicative language learning, foreigner register, and self-instructional learning.