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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Fiona  B. Farr
Institution: University of Limerick
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State and/or Country: Limerick
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Farr, F. Forthcoming. Reflecting on reflections: the spoken word as a professional development tool in language teacher education. In Spoken English, Applied Linguistics and TESOL: Challenges for Theory and Practice, ed. R. Hughes. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Farr, F. Forthcoming. Relational strategies in the discourse of professional performance review in an Irish academic environment: the case of language teacher education. In Variational Pragmatics: The Case of English in Ireland, eds. K. P. Schneider and A. Barron. Berlin: Mouton deGruyter.

Farr, F., B. Murphy and A O’Keeffe. 2004. “The Limerick Corpus of Irish English: design, description and application”, Teanga 21: 5-29.

Farr, F. 2003. “Engaged Listenership in Spoken Academic Discourse: the case of student-tutor meetings”, Journal of English for Academic Purposes 2(1): 67-85.

O’Keeffe, A. and F. Farr 2003. “Using Language Corpora in Language Teacher Education: pedagogic, linguistic and cultural insights”, TESOL Quarterly 37(3): 389-418.

Farr, F. and A. O’Keeffe, 2002. Would as a hedging device in an Irish context: an intra-varietal comparison of institutionalised spoken interaction. In Using Corpora to Explore Linguistic Variation, eds. D. Biber, R Reppen and S. Fitzpatrick. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 25-48.
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Courses Taught: MA in English Language Teaching

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