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School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies
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Phone number: 01 700
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Academic biography

Niamh Kelly (B.A., M.Phil., D.Ed.) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies. She has over 20 years experience in teaching Japanese language, Japanese translation and other Japan-related modules. Niamh's Japanese language modules were part of the Transferable Skills Project, which was awarded the European Label for Innovation and Teaching in 2006. She has been the recipient of funding from the Japan Foundation on two occasions, spending time at their Japanese Language Institute in Saitama, Japan. Niamh has also acted as the UK/ Irish representative on the Oshu Nihongo Kyozai Bank Project, for the duration of the project.   Niamh's research interests are in the field of second language acquisition and pedagogy, linguistic diversity, and lexical innovation processes, particularly morphological and non-morphological word-formation processes in Japanese secret language. Niamh has published widely in these areas, and has co-authored a number of Japanese language courses with Hodder Education.

Research interests

Lexical Innovation Processes in Japanese Secret Language, The Moraic Theory and Japanese Secret Language, Japanese English Translation Foreign Language Pedagogy Morpheme Order Studies Linguistic Diversity in Irish Primary Schools Second Language Acquisition