Professor Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 79180
Fax: +44(0)29 208 74604
Location: John Percival Building
Professor Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost, appointed as Lecturer in the School in 2004 and Senior Lecturer in 2007, 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, and, in particular, the situation of the Irish language. 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. He is a member of the research group EGIPP (European Governance, Identity and Public Policy), and also a member of the Cardiff University research networks ‘Wales-Ireland’ and ‘Crime Narratives’.
Professor Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost is head researcher of the substantial project on Welsh as second language amongst adults. The project is funded by DCELLS and other researchers at Cardiff University, Oxford University and Swansea University are working on the project. For more information about the project follow this link.
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)
Linguistic Diversity and Sustainability: Professor Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost researched further in this area as a Visiting Scholar to the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne in Australia in 2008.
He also gave a talk at Groupe de Recherche en Études Irlandaises de l'Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 (an Irish Studies Research Group at the Sorbonne) on: ‘The Turn to Rights in the Language Question in Ireland and Wales’ at the end of 2008.
The Jailtacht: Professor Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost has been researching this linguistic phenomenon for some time and has presented some of the fruits of this research at the Annual Celtic Colloquium at Harvard University in 2007 and as a part of the ‘Wales-Ireland’ research seminars at Cardiff University, sponsored by the AHRC.
In addition, he delivered a paper on 'Jailtacht - The rebirth of the Irish language in prisons in Northern Ireland' at the Carnhuanawc Society in 2008.
Current Research Students
Robert Bevan: Monmouth and Berwick-Upon-Tweed local and national identities across the Celtic borders - A contextual and methodological development
John Caulfield: iGaeltacht: replicating a rural linguistic community in an online and cross-platform world
Lucy Morrow: Language and Celtic Ethnicity in Contemporary Ireland and Wales (with Prof Colin Williams)
Seán Ó Conaill: The Irish language and the Law, Republic of Ireland Government PhD Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship (with Prof Colin Williams)
Caroline Walters: ‘Cyfalaf Iaith’, Welsh Language Board PhD Scholarship (with Prof Colin Williams)
Sarah Williams: 'Ffin y Lansker' (with Prof Colin Williams)