I am currently a part-time teaching assistant in Italian at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and a research assistant to the onLIne Language leArning and teaChing (LILAC) project, directed by Dr. Laura McLoughlin.
I have recently completed my Structured-PhD degree in Italian Studies from National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) under the supervision of Dr. Anne O'Connor (NUI Galway) and Dr. Laura McLoughlin (NUI Galway) and with the additional supervision of Dr. Barbara Gili Fivela (Università del Salento, Lecce). The PhD project entitled "Prosodic training in foreign language: a study with Hiberno-English learners of Italian" has been chosen as the winner of the IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) postgraduate award in 2019. Later, the European Doctorate Award was conferred in April 2020.
My research interests include second language prosody acquisition, phonetics and phonology with particular focus on intonation and pragmatics (Irish-English and Italian varieties), corpus linguistics, audiovisual translation in language teaching and learning (subtitling and re-voicing), e-learning & e-teaching and technologies in language teaching.
NUI GalwayInterests –
prosody; Irish English; language variation
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