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Dr. Maria Rieder

Biography

Maria Rieder is a Lecturer in Sociolinguistics at the University of Limerick. Her research is concerned with the critical study of language in situations of economic and social inequality. She is chair of the new inter-faculty research cluster 'Economics in Public Discourse'. Her main current project is a major interdisciplinary and international study of the news coverage of Thomas Piketty's book ‘Capital in the 21st Century' using Critical Discourse Analysis, Framing and Content Analysis. Further, she is involved in research on media and social protest, issues of immigration and asylum, critical intercultural communication and minority languages and economics. Her published work focuses on social and economic inequality, human rights and minority communities, with a specific focus on the role of language, language perceptions and language ideologies in the production of power and social conflict.

She is convener of the AILA Research Network Folk linguistics, a member of the Centre for Applied Language Studies (CALS) and of the Centre for Irish-German Studies.

She lectures in the areas of Sociolinguistics, Linguistic Anthropology, Cultural Theory, Applied Linguistics, and Research Methods.

Research Interests

  • the role of language in the production of power and social conflict
  • minority languages and communities
  • folk linguistics and language ideology
  • social and economic inequality
  • language and migration
  • language and the media
  • pragmatics and prosody
  • ethnography of communication
  • critical discourse analysis
  • (critical) intercultural communication

Teaching Interests

Linguistic Anthropology, Sociolinguistics, Minority Languages, Applied Linguistics, Cultural Theory, Language and Globalisation, CDA, Race Theory, Gender Studies, Pragmatics, Language and Media, Research Methods

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2018 University of Limerick - Lecturer in Sociolinguistics
  • 2017 University of Limerick - Postdoctoral Researcher in Sociolinguistics of (In)equality
  • 2016 University of Jyväskylä - Postdoctoral Researcher for the research collegium for language in changing society (RECLAS)
  • 2016 University of Limerick - Part-time Lecturer in Applied Linguistics
  • 2014 University of Limerick - Part-time Lecturer in German
  • 2007 University of Regensburg - Tutor in English Linguistics

Education

  • 2015 Trinity College Dublin - PhD
  • 2008 University of Regensburg - Master of Arts (Education)
  • 2008 University of Regensburg - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008 University of Regensburg - Diploma
  • 2008 University of Regensburg - Diploma

Association

  • Member, Centre for Applied Language Studies
  • Member, Centre for Irish-German Studies
  • Member, Linguistic Ethnography Forum
  • Member, International Pragmatics Association
  • Member, Anthropological Association of Ireland
  • Member, Irish Association of Applied Linguistics
  • Convener, AILA Research Network 'Folk Linguistics'

Committee

  • Athena Swan MLAL Committee,

Research Collaborators

  • Andrea Grisold - Joint Publication - Vienna University of Economics & Business -Austria
  • Sari Pietikäinen - Joint Publication - University of Jyväskylä -Finland
  • Hendrik Theine - Joint Publication - Vienna University of Economics & Business -Austria
  • Eugenia Siapera - Joint Publication -Country -University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Henry Silke - Joint Publication -UL
  • Gisela Holfter - Joint Publication -UL

Publications

Books

2018

Irish Traveller Language: An Ethnographic and Folk-Linguistic Exploration
Maria Rieder
(2018) Irish Traveller Language: An Ethnographic and Folk-Linguistic Exploration
n/a(Ed.) UK : Palgrave Macmillan
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76714-7

Book Chapters

2018

Minority Languages and Markets
Pietikäinen, S.; Kelly-Holmes, H., Rieder, M.
(2018) Minority Languages and Markets
In Handbook of Minority Languages and Communities; Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan

2016

The Case of Cant: The Irish Travellers and their Linguistic Repertoire in the Context of a Changing Cultural Identity.
Rieder, M.
(2016) The Case of Cant: The Irish Travellers and their Linguistic Repertoire in the Context of a Changing Cultural Identity.
In Vanishing Languages in Context: Ideological, Attitudinal and Social Identity Perspectives.; Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang pp. 223-253
DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-06261-8

2015

Irish Traveller English
Rieder, M.
(2015) Irish Traveller English
In Further Studies in the Lesser-known Varieties of English; Cambridge : Cambridge University Press pp. 70-96
[ULIR]

2009

Modernity, Diversity and the Question of a Shared Past: Two Irish Traveller Women Share Their Thoughts.
Rieder, M.
(2009) Modernity, Diversity and the Question of a Shared Past: Two Irish Traveller Women Share Their Thoughts.
In Migrants and Cultural Memory: The Representation of Difference. ; Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing pp. 75-84

Edited Books

2012

Are You Glóring? – Are You Listening? A Collection of Cant Short Stories Written by Traveller Children in Ennis, Co. Clare.
(2012) Are You Glóring? – Are You Listening? A Collection of Cant Short Stories Written by Traveller Children in Ennis, Co. Clare.
Rieder, M.(Ed.) n/a : n/a, limited ed.

Peer Reviewed Journals

2019

`Piketty is a genius, but ¿ ¿: an analysis of journalistic delegitimation of Thomas Piketty¿s economic policy proposals
Rieder M.;Theine H.
(2019) `Piketty is a genius, but ¿ ¿: an analysis of journalistic delegitimation of Thomas Piketty¿s economic policy proposals
In Critical Discourse Studies;
DOI: 10.1080/17405904.2019.1573148
[ULIR]

2019

Telling the truth about power? Journalism discourses and the facilitation of inequality
Silke H.;Quinn F.;Rieder M.
(2019) Telling the truth about power? Journalism discourses and the facilitation of inequality
In Critical Discourse Studies;
DOI: 10.1080/17405904.2019.1568897

2018

"Things I would have liked to know before' – How to Enhance the Erasmus Experience
Rieder, M. and G. Holfter
(2018) "Things I would have liked to know before' – How to Enhance the Erasmus Experience
In German As A Foreign Language;
[ULIR]

2018

Irish Travellers' Views on Cant: Uncovering Folk-Criteria of Languageness.
Rieder, M.
(2018) Irish Travellers' Views on Cant: Uncovering Folk-Criteria of Languageness.
In Language Awareness;
[ULIR]

Conference Contributions

2017

30 Years of Erasmus in Ireland: Study Abroad in Research and Practice
Rieder, M., Holfter, G.
(2017) 30 Years of Erasmus in Ireland: Study Abroad in Research and Practice
University College Cork, Ireland

2017

3rd International EDiSo Symposium: Inequality and New Social Discourses
Rieder, M.; Caglitutuncigil, T.
(2017) 3rd International EDiSo Symposium: Inequality and New Social Discourses
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

2017

International Symposium of Bilingualism
Rieder, M.
(2017) International Symposium of Bilingualism
University of Limerick, Ireland

2017

International Pragmatics Conference
Maria Rieder
(2017) International Pragmatics Conference
Belfast

2017

Interpretive Policy Analysis
Maria Rieder and Hendrik Theine
(2017) Interpretive Policy Analysis
Leicester

2016

Association for Language Awareness 2016 Conference
Rieder, M.
(2016) Association for Language Awareness 2016 Conference
Vienna University of Economics and Business

2016

Discourse Hub Seminar
Rieder, M.
(2016) Discourse Hub Seminar
University of Jyväskylä

2016

Arbeitstagung zur Gesprächsforschung
Rieder, M.
(2016) Arbeitstagung zur Gesprächsforschung
University of Mannheim, Germany

2016

Seminar
Rieder, M.
(2016) Seminar
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland

2016

CALS Research Day
Rieder, M.
(2016) CALS Research Day
University of Limerick, Ireland

Working Papers

2018

‘Piketty is a Genius, but...': An Analysis of Journalistic Delegitimation of Thomas Piketty's Economic Policy Proposals
Rieder M. and H. Theine
(2018) ‘Piketty is a Genius, but...': An Analysis of Journalistic Delegitimation of Thomas Piketty's Economic Policy Proposals
Web : Working Paper, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Department of Economics
[ULIR]