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Professor Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost


Dr Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost Position: Professor Email:
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 79180
Fax: -
Extension: 79180
Location: John Percival Building

Research Interests

Professor Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost is a member of the School’s Research Unit on Language, Policy and Planning. He is a native of Ireland and an authority on linguistic minorities and language planning. He has research interests in certain other specific fields. These include the nature of the relationship between language and conflict, from a comparative, European perspective, and, also, language in city contexts. He has a number of publications in the Social Sciences, Human Geography and the Sociology of Language. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Teaching Profile

BA in Welsh: Year One
  • CY1745 Cymru a’i Diwylliant [Wales and its Culture]
BA in Welsh: Year Two and Final Year
  • CY2166 Cyflwyniad i Hanes yr Iaith [An Introduction to the History of Welsh]
  • CY3595 Cymdeithaseg yr Wyddeleg [A Sociology of the Irish Language]
  • CY3591 Iaith, y Ddinas a Chymdeithas [Language, the City and Society]
  • CY3593 Iaith, Gwleidyddiaeth a Gwrthdaro [Language, Politics and Conflict]
  • CY3598 Sosioieithyddiaeth [Sociolinguistics]
MA in Welsh/MA in Welsh Ethnological Studies
  • CYD030 Sgiliau Ymchwil [Research Skills]
Programme for resident Colgate University students
  • 'Wales and the Welsh Language' (Contributor)



Postgraduate Students

Current Research Students

Robert Bevan: 'Oswestry, Hay-on-Wye and Berwick-upon-Tweed: Local and National Identities across the Celtic Borders - A Contextual and Methodological Development'

Gwenno Griffith: 'Increasing the number of users of computer interfaces in minority languages'

Philip Haynes: 'Welsh Language Policy in Practice: A study of the linguistic landscape of Welsh Higher Education institutions'

Gwennan Higham: 'Teaching Welsh to Ethnic Minorities; Platform to a Multicultural Citizenship'

Anna Loh:

Lucy Morrow: 'British Social Cohesion and Regional and Immigrant Diversity in a Welsh Context'

Sara Orwig: 'Code Switching in Welsh and Francophone Literature'

Geraint Whittaker: 'Everyday Welshness in Migrant Communities: A Geographic Comparison'

Recent Research Students

John Caulfield: 'The Online Gaeltacht: A Social Network Analysis of Irish Language Use in Social Media'

Sean O'Conaill: 'Irish Language Planning'