Biography

Maria Rieder is a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick. Her research is concerned with the critical study of language in situations of social and economic inequality. Her main current project is the 'Tell your own story' project, a media-based research and intervention project which aims to reduce stereotypes and promote diversity in society (see tyos.ie for further details). 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.

Maria
is chair of the new inter-faculty research cluster 'Economics in Public Discourse'. She is a member of the Centre for Applied Language Studies (CALS) and of the Centre for Irish-German Studies.

She lectures in the areas of Critical Discourse Analysis, 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

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

  • Convener, AILA Research Network 'Folk Linguistics'
  • 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

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

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. Critical Discourse Studies

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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. Critical Discourse Studies

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2018

Irish Travellers' Views on Cant: Uncovering Folk-Criteria of Languageness.

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

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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. German As A Foreign Language

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Books

2018

Irish Traveller Language: An Ethnographic and Folk-Linguistic Exploration

Maria Rieder (2018) Irish Traveller Language: An Ethnographic and Folk-Linguistic Exploration. UK : Palgrave Macmillan

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Book Chapters

2018

Minority Languages and Markets

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

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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.. Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang Vanishing Languages in Context: Ideological, Attitudinal and Social Identity Perspectives. :223-253

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2015

Irish Traveller English

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

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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.. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing Migrants and Cultural Memory: The Representation of Difference. :75-84

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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. . n/a : n/a, limited ed.

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Conference Publications

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Conference Contributions

2017

3rd International EDiSo Symposium: Inequality and New Social Discourses

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

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2017

International Symposium of Bilingualism

Rieder, M. (2017) International Symposium of Bilingualism.

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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.

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2017

International Pragmatics Conference

Maria Rieder (2017) International Pragmatics Conference.

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2017

Interpretive Policy Analysis

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

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2016

Arbeitstagung zur Gesprächsforschung

Rieder, M. (2016) Arbeitstagung zur Gesprächsforschung.

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2016

Seminar

Rieder, M. (2016) Seminar.

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2016

CALS Research Day

Rieder, M. (2016) CALS Research Day.

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2016

Association for Language Awareness 2016 Conference

Rieder, M. (2016) Association for Language Awareness 2016 Conference.

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2016

Discourse Hub Seminar

Rieder, M. (2016) Discourse Hub Seminar.

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Published Reports

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

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

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