Skip to main content

Dr. David Atkinson

Biography

I am Senior Lecturer in Spanish in the School of Modern Languages and Linguistics, and also Research Director for the School. My main research interests are: the sociolinguistics of minoritised languages in Spain, in particular Catalan; Irish in Ireland, with particular reference to the media; critical discourse analysis of the language of politics. I have published on these areas in a wide variety of international journals.

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2008 - University of Limerick Excellence in Teaching Award.
  • 2005 - Nominated for University of Limerick Excellence in Teaching Award.

Association

  • Membership Secretary (2010-2016), International Association for the Study of Spanish in Society (SIS)
  • Secretary (1997-2004), Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies (ACIS)

Language

  • Spanish
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Greek

Outreach

  • Voluntary English Language tutor, Doras Luimni. March 2017-

Publications

Book

2003

Language and Power in the Modern World
Talbot, M; Atkinson, K; Atkinson, D

1993

Book Chapter

2018

‘New speakers and linguistic practices: Contexts, definitions and issues'
Atkinson, D.
New Speakers of Minority Languages,: Linguistic Ideologies and Practices.

2011

‘Political Implicature in Parliamentary Discourse: An analysis of Mariano Rajoy's Speech on the 2006 Catalan Statute of Autonomy'.
Atkinson, D.
Spanish at work: Analysing Institutional Discourse across the Spanish Speaking World.

2010

Spain and Portugal
Atkinson, D., M. Bengoechea and S. Michele de Oliveira.
Routledge Handbook of Sociolinguistics Around the World

2006

Linguistic and cultural issues in teaching Erasmus students.
Atkinson, D
Teaching in the Multicultural Classroom at University: The TEMCU Project

1999

‘Normalisation: integration or assimilation? A response to Miquel Strubell'
Atkinson, D.
Language, Democracy and Devolution in Catalonia

Conference Publication

2008

Edited Book

2006


Teaching in the Multicultural Classroom: the TEMCU project

Other Journal

Other Publication

2013

Second language identities
Atkinson, D
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2013.803713

Peer Reviewed Journal

2012

‘There's no excuse. Speak Catalan!'– the marketing of language acquisition to mobility students
Atkinson, David and Moriarty, Máiread
International Journal Of Applied Linguistics DOI: 10.1111/j.1473-4192.2011.00303.x

2006

Linguistic normalisation and the market: advertising and linguistic choice in El Periódico de Catalunya
Atkinson, D; Kelly-Holmes, H
Language Problems And Language Planning

2006

Catalan on the Internet and the .ct and .cat campaigns
Atkinson, D
Journal Of Language And Politics

2000

Minoritisation, identity and ethnolinguistic vitality in Catalonia
David Atkinson
Journal Of Multilingual And Multicultural Development

1998

Normalisation: integration or assimilation: a response to Miquel Strubell.
David Atkinson
Current Issues In Language And Society

1997

Attitudes towards language use in Catalonia: politics or sociolinguistics?
David Atkinson
International Journal of Iberian Studies

1995

‘Languages for all: the crucial role of the first few weeks.'
Atkinson, D., N. Reimann and J. Turner
Language Learning Journal