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Dr Damien Mooney

Dr Damien Mooney

Dr Damien Mooney
BA (TCD), M.Phil (Cantab), D.Phil (Oxon)

Senior Lecturer in French Linguistics and Language Change

Office Room 2.66
19 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8381

Research summary

Dr Damien Mooney's published research focuses on contact induced transfer in bilingual speech, language death theory, and on the role of language and dialect contact in the loss or retention of pronunciation and grammatical features in regional varieties of French and the regional languages of France.

Dr Mooney's D.Phil thesis (Oxford, 2014) entitled 'Linguistic transfer and dialect levelling: a sociophonetic analysis of contact in the regional French of Béarn' investigates the genesis and evolution of the regional variety of French spoken in Béarn, southwestern France. This research appeared in 2016 as a monograph entitled Southern Regional French: A ...

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Dr Mooney holds a D.Phil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology from the University of Oxford, an M.Phil in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge, and a BA in French and Mathematics from Trinity College Dublin. He has also studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, rue d'Ulm. Before joining the Department of French at Bristol, he taught at Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle), the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and at Queen's University Belfast. 


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