The ‘Interaction Variation Online’ project team includes:

  • Academics who, for over 20 years, have been at the forefront of developing and examining corpora of spoken and multi-modal corpora and have published on inter-varietal differences between British and Irish spoken discourse, multi-modality, corpus construction, professional communication, and understanding people’s interactions with digital communicative technologies.
  • Research assistants based at Cardiff and Limerick Universities
  • Project consultants and academic advisors with expertise in corpus linguistics and multi-modal corpus pragmatics who are advising and supporting the project team
  • Project stakeholder representatives and professional end-users who are co-developing the research, providing strategic assurance to the project and helping to maximise the relevance of the project activities and outputs


Project Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PIs)

Dawn Knight
Cardiff University

Anne O’Keeffe
Mary Immaculate College

Academic Collaborators (CIs)

Svenja Adolphs
The University of Nottingham

Benjamin Cowan
University College Dublin

Tania Fahey Palma
University of Aberdeen

Fiona Farr
University of Limerick
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Sandrine Peraldi
University College Dublin

Research Assistants (RAs)

Christopher Fitzgerald
Mary Immaculate College

Justin McNamara
Mary Immaculate College

Geraldine Mark
Cardiff University

Project Consultants

Leigh Clark
Bold Insight UK

Christoph Rühlemann
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Academic advisors

Project stakeholder representatives