Thursday, 2 July 2020

Language in a health crisis: navigating Covid-19 in a multilingual Ireland Thursday 2 July @ 4pm This webinar addresses key sociolinguistic dimensions of the Covid-19 crisis in Ireland, looking at Irish and immigrant languages. Panellists will explore challenges posed by the crisis for speech and language therapy services and EAL (English as an additional language) provision; the role of the state in providing public health information in languages other than English; and surprising opportunities that have emerged in terms of home language maintenance and language learning. To attend, please register using this link: This webinar will also be broadcast on Flirt FM on 101.3 FM or This is an initiative of CALM in the Moore Institute.  Panellists: Stanislava Antonijevic (Speech and Language Therapy, NUI Galway) Annie Asgard (Claddagh National School, Galway City; see also here) Cassie Smith-Christmas (Gaeilge, NUI Galway) John Walsh (Gaeilge, NUI Galway) Chair: Laura McLoughlin (Italian, NUI Galway)   To attend, please register using this link:

Monday, 15 June 2020

‌‌ Bi-SLI 2020, to be held from 15-18 June 2020, is the 3rd Bi-SLI conference focussing on research related to language acquisition in bi/multilingual children with SLI/DLD, as compared to language acquisition in typically developing (TD) bi/multilingual children. Conference website here.  Confirmed keynote speakers at Bi-SLI 2020 are: Prof Sharon Armon-Lotem (Bar-Ilan University) Prof Elma Blom (University of Utrecht) Prof Theo Marinis (University of Konstanz) The Conference is organised by the Discipline of Speech & Language Therapy at the National University of Ireland Galway and is supported by the Moore Institute and CALM.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Research seminar | Seimineár taighde "A Mincéir's view of the Gammon revival: Irish Traveller language from within": a talk by Traveller researcher and activist Oein de Bhairduin in association with Galway Traveller Movement and Fulbright Ireland-USA Commission.  This seminar will be held on  1st April 2020, 5.30pm in seminar room G011, Hardiman Research Building.  We regret that this seminar has to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis. We will reschedule as soon as possible.  ‌

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Launch of CALM | Seoladh CALM CALM was launched on February 6th 2020 at 5.00pm in seminar room G011 in the Moore Institute, Hardiman Research Building by the President of NUI Galway Prof. Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh. The launch was followed by our inaugural lecture delivered by Prof. Helen Grech of the University of Malta who spoke on 'Sociolinguistics and Education Policy in the Maltese Islands: Implications for Speech and Language Therapy'.  Seoladh CALM ar 6 Feabhra 2020 ar 5.00pm i seomra seimineáir G011 in Institiúid de Móra, Áras Taighde Hardiman. Is é Uachtarán OÉ Gaillimh an tOllamh Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh a dhein an seoladh. I ndiaidh an tseolta thug an tOllamh Helen Grech ó Ollscoil Mhálta an léacht tionscnaimh 'Sociolinguistics and Education Policy in the Maltese Islands: Implications for Speech and Language Therapy'. 

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Irish Research Network in Childhood Bilingualism and Multilingualism A research seminar of this network was be held in seminar room G011 in the Moore Institute on February 6th 2020 to coincide with the launch of CALM. For further information see Reáchtáladh seimineár taighde de chuid an ghréasáin seo i seomra seimineáir G011 in Institiúid de Móra ar 6 Feabhra 2020 mar chuid de sheoladh CALM. Chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil féach