G.T. (Gareth) O'Neill

Position:
  • PhD Candidate


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 1443
E-Mail: g.t.oneill@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics, LUCL promovendus
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
P.N. van Eyckhof 2
2311 BV Leiden
Room number 1.01b
Personal Homepage: www.hum.leiden.edu/​lucl/​organisation/​phd-a-z/​oneillgt.html


Fields of interest

  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Experiential Predication
  • Functional (Discourse) Grammar
  • (Initial) Consonant Mutation
  • Irish Gaelic (Dialectology)
  • Language Documentation and Description

Research

My project Experiential Predication in Irish sets out under supervision of Prof. Dr Arie Verhagen and Dr Eithne Carlin to investigate the linguistic encoding of experiential conceptualisations and map the semantic/cognitive categorisation of experience in Irish. The project attempts to answer the following three research questions: 1) Which experiential constructions may be distinguished and classified in Irish? 2) What determines the selection of specific experiential constructions and prepositions? 3) What do these experiential constructions reveal about language and the mind? The project involves a corpus-based data-driven description of experiential predication in Irish and employs both statistical/collostructional and psycholinguistic methods as well as insights from functional/cognitive theories of grammar/language.

Curriculum vitae

Education:

2012-present
PhD Candidate in Linguistics at Leiden University

2009-2012
MA in Linguistics at University of Amsterdam

2009
CELTA at British Language Training Centre

2002-2007
BA in Linguistics at University of Amsterdam

Employment:

2011-2012
Lecturer at Radboud University Nijmegen

2009-2012
Lecturer at University of Amsterdam

2009-2012
Teacher at British Language Training Centre

2009-2010
Student Assistant at University of Amsterdam

Administration:

2013-present
Member of Leiden University Center for Linguistics (LUCL) Colloquium organising committee at Leiden Universtiy

2013-present
Member of Faculty Council of Humanities of Leiden University

Collaboration:

2013
Project leader and collaborator (with Lillis Ó Laoire) for Irish on Evolution of Semantic Systems (EoSS) project at Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen

Supervision:

2013
Supervisor (with Andries van Helden) if Ioulia Papadopoulou on MA thesis 'The Russian and Greek Blues. Universalism and Relativism in Lexicalizing Color Terms'

Teaching activities

Courses:

  • Academic English
  • British Pronunciation
  • Communication Skills
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • General English
  • Language Acquisition
  • Oral Communication Skills
  • Writing English

Key publications

  • O'Neill,  Gareth (submitted) Humming, Whistling, Singing, and Yelling in Pirahã. Context and Channels of Communication in Functional Discourse Grammar. Pragmatics

    Presentations:

  • O'Neill, Gareth (2013) Mutatis Mutandis. Towards a Crosslinguistic Typology of Consonant Mutation. Presentation at 46th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Split, Croatia
  • O'Neill, Gareth (2013) Humming, Whistling, Singing, and Yelling in Pirahã. Modelling Context and Speech Channels in a Functional Framework. Presentation at 13th International Pragmatics Conference. New Delhi, India
  • O'Neill, Gareth (2012) Alternations in Paradigms. Initial Consonant Mutation in Irish Gaelic. Presentation at 45th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Stockholm, Sweden
  • O'Neill, Gareth (2012) The Cons and Cons of Grammar. The Role and Nature of the Fund in Functional Discourse Grammar. Presentation at Second International Conference on Functional Discourse Grammar. Ghent, Belgium
  • O'Neill, Gareth (2011) Humming, Whistling, Singing, and Yelling in Pirahã. Context and Channels of Communication in Functional Discourse Grammar. Presentation at First International Workshop on Functional Discourse Grammar. Barcelona, Spain
  • O'Neill, Gareth (2011) The Irish of Árainn Mhór. A Donegal Gaeltacht Dialect in Focus. Presentation at XIV International Congress of Celtic Studies. Maynooth, Republic of Ireland
  • O'Neill, Gareth (2010) Addressing the Black Box. Initial Consonant Mutation in Irish Gaelic. Presentation at First International Conference on Functional Discourse Grammar. Lisbon, Portugal

Last Modified: 01-10-2014