Emily Barnes

Screenshot_2016-04-16-21-59-41Emily works as a research assistant in the Phonetics and Speech Lab and is going into the second year of a part-time M.Phil in Speech and Language Processing. Her research is based on literacy acquisition and dyslexia in the Irish language, how it differs from that of the English language, and the opportunities that technology presents us with in the field of literacy acquisition.

Emily’s interest in linguistics was borne out of a love of languages, and her undergraduate degree is in Irish and Spanish. She went on to do a diploma in Legal Translation and after a brief stint working in translation, decided phonetics and speech science were what she was most passionate about. She’s very interested in education and pedagogy, and teaches Irish language classes to adults in the evenings.

When she’s not teaching, her evenings are spent training or at dance class. She also likes camping and going to festivals, and loves Spanish and Italian food and wine.