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Prof. Patricia Ronan, PhD

Prof. Patricia Ronan, PhD

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Emil-Figge-Str. 50
44227 Dortmund

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Forschungsgebiete Research Interests

Die Sprachen Großbritanniens und Irlands, Sprachkontakt, Sprachwandel, Multilingualität.

The languages of Britain and Ireland, Language contact, language change, multilinguality.


Publikationen Publications

Edited volumes:

Ronan, Patricia (Ed.) Perspectives on English in Switzerland. Cahiers de l’ILSL 48, 2016. Lausanne: ILSL.

Ronan, Patricia (Ed.) Ireland and its Contacts/L’Irlande et ses contacts. Cahiers de l’ILSL 38, 2013. Lausanne: ILSL.



Ronan, Patricia. 2012. Make Peace and Take Victory: Support Verb Constructions in Old English in Comparison with Old Irish. NOWELE Supplement Series 24. Odense: University of Southern Denmark.

Ronan, Patricia. 2006. Aspects of Verbal Noun Constructions in Medieval Irish, Medieval Welsh and Basque. PhD Thesis, NUI Maynooth. Maynooth: St. Paul Library.


Recent articles:

  • ‘Language Relations in Early Ireland’. In: Sociolinguistics in Ireland. Ed. Hickey, R. 2016. London: Palgrave. 133-53.
  • ‘Introduction’. Perspectives on English in Switzerland. Cahiers de l’Ilsl 48, 2016, 9-26.
  • ‘Conclusion’. Perspectives on English in Switzerland. Cahiers de l’Ilsl 48, 2016, 183-87.
  • ‘Determining light verb constructions in contemporary British and Irish English’ (with G. Schneider). In: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 20:3. 2015. 326-354.
  • ‘Categorizing expressive speech acts in the pragmatically annotated SPICE Ireland Corpus’. ICAME Journal 39. 2015. 25-45.
  • ‘Light-verb constructions in the history of English’. In: Corpus interrogation and grammatical patterns. Eds. Davidse, K., C. Gentens, L. Ghesquière, and L. Vandelanotte. 2014. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 15-34.
  • ‘Tracing uses of will and would in Late Modern British and Irish English’. In: Contact, Variation, and Change in the History of English. Eds. Pfenninger, S. E., O. Timofeeva, A.-Chr. Gardner, A. Honkapohja, M. Hundt and D. Schreier (eds.). 2014. Amsterdam: Benjamins. 239-56.
  • ‘Talk About Flipping Health Food – Swearing and Religious Oaths in Irish and British English.’ Emotion, Affect, Sentiment: The Language and Aesthetics of Feeling. SPELL: Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature 30. Eds Langlotz, A. and A. Soltysik Monnet. Tübingen: Narr, 2014. 177-196.
  • ‘Functions of Support Verb Constructions in Early English’. In:  Penser le Lexique-Grammaire. Perspectives actuelles. Ed. Kakoyianni-Doa, F. 2014.Paris: Honoré Champion. 195-207.