Irish language bloggers and Twitter users and their place on the web
In April, John Caulfield, a PhD student at the School of Welsh, will present a paper at a seminar on the theme of ‘Language and Social Media’ hosted by the British Association for Applied Linguistics, Cambridge University Press and Leicester University. This seminar will bring together some leading linguists specialising in language use online. Keynote speakers include Jannis Androutsopoulos (University of Hamburg), Caroline Tagg (University of Birmingham) and Ashraf Abdullah (University of Leeds).
John will present his research into interactive Irish language communities online. Specifically, his talk will describe the social networks of Irish language bloggers and Twitter users and the unique linguistic features they share. Furthermore, it will address some of the challenges and opportunities in adapting linguistic research methods to an online context. The paper is entitled: 'Communities in Clusters: a case study of Irish language bloggers and Twitter users and their place in the multilingual web'.