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
  • Construction Grammar
  • Embodied Cognition
  • Experiential Predication
  • Functional Discourse Grammar
  • (Initial) Consonant Mutation
  • Irish Gaelic (Dialectology)
  • Language Documentation/Description
  • Role and Reference Grammar

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 questions: 1) Which experiential constructions are distinguished in Irish? 2) What determines the selection of 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 in Amsterdam

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 in Amsterdam

2009-2010
Student Assistant at University of Amsterdam

Organisation:

2014-present
Member of advisory board of fwg.nu newspaper at Leiden University

2014-present
Member of advisory board of Taalmuseum [Language Museum] in Leiden

2014-present
Member of University Council at Leiden University

2013-present
Member of LUCL Colloquium organising committee at Leiden Universtiy

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

Collaboration:

2013
Project leader and collaborator (with Dr 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 Dr Andries van Helden) of 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 (Acquisition)
  • Language Acquisition (English)
  • Languages of the World
  • Oral Communication Skills
  • Writing English

Key publications

Publications:

  • O'Neill, Gareth (2014) Humming, Whistling, Singing, and Yelling in Pirahã. Context and Channels of Communication in Functional Discourse Grammar. Pragmatics 24(2): 349-375 

Presentations:

  • O'Neill, Gareth (2014) Constructing Experience. Experiential Predication in Irish. Refereed presentation at International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses, and Constructions. Logrono, Spain
  • O'Neill, Gareth (2014) Constructional Categorisation. Experiential Predication in Irish. Refereed presentation at 47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Poznań, Poland
  • O'Neill, Gareth (2013) Mutatis Mutandis. Towards a Crosslinguistic Typology of Consonant Mutation. Refereed 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. Refereed presentation at 13th International Pragmatics Conference. New Delhi, India
  • O'Neill, Gareth (2012) Alternations in Paradigms. Initial Consonant Mutation in Irish Gaelic. Refereed 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. Refereed presentation at Second International Conference on Functional Discourse Grammar. Ghent, Belgium
  • O'Neill, Gareth (2011) The Irish of Árainn Mhór. A Donegal Gaeltacht Dialect in Focus. Refereed 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. Refereed presentation at First International Conference on Functional Discourse Grammar. Lisbon, Portugal

Last Modified: 28-11-2014