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Fakultät Kulturwissenschaften

Dr. Kieran Harrington

  • Applied Linguistics (to language teaching and language difficulties)

  • Corpus Linguistics

  • Corpus Stylistics

  • Ethnography

  • Conversation Analysis

  • First and Second Language Acquisition

  • Dyslexia

  • Survival Communication

  • Sociolinguistics


  • With Patricia Ronan. 2022.  EFL and Corpus Linguistics: Research and Practice. London: Palgrave MacMillian
  • Harrington, K. 2018. Survival Communication. London: Routledge.
  • Harrington, K. 2008. Fifty PagesSurvival grammar for ESOL Tutors. Galway: CGVEC.


A selection of articles:


  • 2021. The Irish Housing and Homelessness Crises: The Roof over our Heads.’ Hard Times.
  • 2018. Survival Communication: Humans cannot but communicate‘. (RaPAL)
  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.


  • 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