Jennifer Martyn

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Jennifer Martyn, BA, MA, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies where she currently lectures in linguistics and applied French language. She received her BA in French and English from NUI Galway, and her PhD in Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition from UCD, for which she received an Irish Research Council scholarship. She has published a number of refereed chapters, and co-edited the volume Language, Identity and Migration: Voices from Transnational Speakers and Communities (2016). She is currently working on a monograph for publication in the Multilingual Matters’ series ‘Second Language Acquisition’ (under contract) on the interface of language learner identity and language ideologies. She is an executive committee member of the Irish Association of Applied Linguistics, and has served as a reviewer for international linguistics and applied linguistics publications and series’, including Routledge Linguistics. 
Jennifer welcomes applications from prospective PhD students interested in the areas of the sociolinguistics of language learning/education,, language ideologies, and language, gender, and sexuality.

Book

Year Publication
2022 Jennifer Martyn (2022) Discourses, Identities and Investment in Foreign Language Learning. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. [Link]

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2016 Martyn, Jennifer (2016) 'Foreign Language Learning in the Secondary School: Identities and Ideologies' In: Language, Identity, and Migration: Voices from Transnational Speakers and Communities. Oxford : Peter Lang. [Link] http://dx.doi.org/10.3726/978-3-0353-0776-4
2016 Martyn, Jennifer and Chloé Diskin (2016) 'Introduction' In: Language, Identity, and Migration: Voices from Transnational Speakers and Communities. Oxford : Peter Lang. [Link] http://dx.doi.org/10.3726/978-3-0353-0776-4

Edited Book

Year Publication
2016 Regan, Vera, Chloé Diskin and Jennifer Martyn (Ed.). (2016) Language, Identity, and Migration: Voices from Transnational Speakers and Communities. Oxford: Peter Lang, http://dx.doi.org/10.3726/978-3-0353-0776-4

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2017 Martyn, Jennifer (2017) AILA-Europe Junior Researchers Meeting Revisiting Gender and Foreign Language Education Research: Institutional Discourse and Language Ideologies in Ireland University of Vienna, 06/09/2017-08/09/2017.
2017 Martyn, Jennifer (2017) Children's Research Network Annual Conference Ethnographic research in the Irish secondary school: investigating the gendering of foreign language education Chartered Accountants' House, Dublin, 29/11/2017-29/11/2017.
2017 Martyn, Jennifer (2017) Irish Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference 2017 Gender and foreign language education: Gendered discourse and language ideologies in the secondary school University of Limerick, 18/11/2017-18/11/2017.
2016 Moore, Rachel and Jennifer Martyn (2016) Precarious Subjects Towards an Internationally Crowdsourced Account of the Complex, Non-Binary, and Localised Nature of Gender Expression Trinity College Dublin, .
2016 Martyn, Jennifer (2016) 9th International Gender and Language Association (IGALA) Conference: Time and Transition Beyond the Gender-Gap: Exploring Practice and Ideology in Foreign Lan-guage Education in Ireland City University of Hong Kong, .
2014 Martyn, Jennifer (2014) Sociolinguistics Summer School 5 Sociolinguistics Summer School 5 University College Dublin, .
2014 Martyn, Jennifer (2014) Sociolinguistics Symposium 20 'You’d sound more fancy sayin’ French, wouldn’t ya?’: Gender, Identity, and Language Ideologies in the Irish Secondary School Jyväskylä, Finland, .
2013 Martyn, Jennifer (2013) Sibéal Gender and Feminist Studies Conference: 'Intersecting Gender' Gender, Identity, and Foreign Language Learning: Ethnography in a West of Ireland Secondary School Queens University Belfast, .
2013 Martyn, Jennifer (2013) AILA-Europe Junior Researchers Meeting Gender, identity and foreign language learning: Ethnographic fieldwork in a West of Ireland secondary school Trinity College Dublin, .
2013 Martyn, Jennifer (2013) 8th Newcastle-upon-Tyne Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics Foreign Language Learning and Discourses of Gender in a West of Ireland Secondary School Newcastle University, .
2012 Martyn, Jennifer (2012) UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies Graduate Conference Masculinities and Foreign Language Learning at Secondary School: A Gen-der Crisis? University College Dublin, .

Book Review

Year Publication
2019 Jennifer Martyn (2019) Political Economy and Sociolinguistics. BREV [Link]
2017 Martyn, Jennifer (2017) Review: Sociolinguistics in Ireland, Edited by Raymond Hickey. London: Palgrave MacMillan. BREV [Link] [DOI]
2017 Martyn, J (2017) Sociolinguistics in Ireland. THOUSAND OAKS: BREV [DOI]

Invited Seminars

Year Publication
2019 Jennifer Martyn (2019) IRAAL Public Lecture: The Interface of Learner Identity and Language Ideologies: Foreign Language Learning at Secondary School in Ireland. INVS
2018 Martyn, Jennifer (2018) Liverpool Hope University English Seminar Series: ‘I’m not really a language person’: Gender, Identity and Language Ideologies in the Secondary School. INVS

Exhibition

Year Publication
2015 Moore Rachel and Jennifer Martyn (2015) The History of Language and Gender Research. Exh
2015 Moore Rachel and Jennifer Martyn (2015) Vocal Fryyyy is, like, totally not a new thing, and men do it too!. Exh
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
British Association of Applied Linguistics Member -
International Gender and Language Association (IGALA) Member -
National Women's Council of Ireland Member -
One Voice for Languages Member -
Linguistic Ethnography Forum Member -
Children's Research Network Member -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/01/2012 Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship Irish Research Council
01/06/2016 IGALA Conference Award International Gender and Language Association

Committees

Committee Function From / To
Irish Association of Applied Linguistics -
Mother Tongues 31/08/2017 - 31/08/2018

Reviews

Journal Role
JOURNAL OF THE IRISH ASSOCIATION OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS Reviewer
Routledge Reviewer

Media

Title Year Type Authors
Is it easier for boys or girls to learn a new language? 2020 Newspaper article (online) Martyn, Jennifer

Research Interests

My research interests include various aspects of Sociolinguistics and Applied Lingusitics, particularly the sociolinguistics of language education, language learning and identity, and language and gender. 

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
Beyond the Gender Gap in Foreign Language Education: An Exploration of Identity Practices and Language Ideologies in an Irish Secondary School PhD researcher 31/05/2011 01/02/2016

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include French language, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Language and Gender. 

Jennifer welcomes applications from prospective PhD students interested in the areas of the sociolinguistics of language learning/education, language ideologies, and language, gender, and sexuality.

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2020 French Language 8 (Intermediate) FR368
2020 French Business and Society FR488
2020 French Language 7 (Intermediate) FR358
2020 French Advanced Language FR478