As well as all the exciting activities we have around the room at the Dublin Language Garden, we will also be running a busy programme of talks around a variety of topics in the study of language, from the reasons why we study linguistics, to the experience of learning English as a second language.

See the full programme here

Feature Presentation

Dr. John Bosco Conama

John Bosco Conama pic

This year, Culture Night comes at the end of Irish Sign Language Awareness Week.  To highlight this, our plenary presentation this year is from Dr. John Bosco Conama, a leading academic in Irish Sign Language.

Find out more about Dr. Conama’s presentation and research here


Lightning Talks

Keeping it short and sweet, our lightning talk presenters have 5 minutes to tell you about their research

Dr. Francesca La Morgia

Francesca La Morgia

“Why should we raise bilingual children?”

Find out more about Dr. La Morgia’s lightning talk and research here 

Vicky Garnett



“Death, Taxes and Language Change”

Find out more about Vicky’s lightning talk and research here

Dr. Adrien Tien

Adrian staff photo


“I Speak Who I Am”

Find out more about Prof. Tien’s lightning talk and research here

Caitriona O’Brien

Matriculation photo_COB

Lightning Talk title tbd





One thought on “Talks

  1. Hi Valerie,

    Thanks for the comment. We’re still finalising our programme for this year, and also gradually updating the website. This page is yet to be updated, so the schedule you’re seeing at the moment is for 2015. We’ll make it very clear that the schedule has been updated when we have it finalised (but thanks for the prompt!)


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