|Professor Terence Patrick Dolan: Compiler and Editor of A Dictionary
of Hiberno-English, the first ever national Dictionary of the English
Language in Ireland.
Brought up in London of Irish parents, both from Co. Cavan, Ireland.
-- Formerly Hastings Senior Scholar of The Queen's College, Oxford.
-- National Endowment of the Humanities Distinguished Visiting Professor
of the Humanities, University of Richmond, Virginia, USA, 1986 and 1992.
-- Former Director of the International James Joyce Summer School, Dublin.
-- Currently Professor, Department of English, University College Dublin.
Selected Publications on Hiberno-English
Dolan, T. P., 2004. 'Is the Best English Spoken in Lower Drumcondra?', in A New & Complex Sensation, Essays on Joyce's Dubliners, (ed.) Oona Frawley, 1-9, Dublin: Lilliput Press.
Dolan, T.P., (forthcoming). 'The Compilation of A Dictionary of Hiberno-English
Reviewed', Proceeding of the 2002 Symposium on Lexicography, University
Dolan, T. P., 2003. 'The English Language in an Irish Context',
in Millennium Essays, (ed. Michaeil Cronin).
Dolan, T. P., 2002. ‘Language Policy in the Republic of
Ireland’, in Language Planning and Education, (eds. J. M. Kirk
& D. P. Ó Baoill) Belfast 144-156.
Dolan, T. P., 2002. ‘Devolution and Cultural Policy: A View from the Republic
of Ireland’, in Ireland (Ulster) Scotland: Concepts, Contexts, Comparisons,
(eds. E. Longley, E. Hughes, & D. O’Rawe) Belfast, 50-53.
Dolan, T. P., 2003, 'The Theft of Joyce', James Joyce Bloomsday
Dolan, T. P., 1999. 'Writing in Ireland', in The Cambridge History of
Medieval English Literature, ed. David Wallace, Cambridge University
Dolan, T. P., 1998. A Dictionary of Hiberno-English: The Irish Use of
English, Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 1999 (paperback).
Dolan, T. P. (ed.). 1990. The English of the Irish, Special Issue:
The Irish University Review, vol. 20, no. 1.
Dolan T. P. & Diarmaid O'Muirithe, 1996. The Dialect of Forth and
Bargy, Co. Wexford, Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press.
Dolan, T. P., 1991. 'Language in Ulysses'. In Studies on Joyce's Ulysses,
Jacqueline Genet -- Elisabeth Hellegouarc'h (eds.). 131-142. Caen: G.D.R.
d'Etudes anglo-irlandaises, Université de Caen.
Dolan, T. P., 1990. 'The Language of Dubliners'. In James Joyce The Artist
and the Labyrinth. Augustine Martin (ed.), 25-40. London: Ryan Publishing.
Dolan, T. P., 1985. 'Sean O'Casey's Use of Hiberno-English'. In Irland:
Gesellschaft und Kultur IV. D. Siegmund-Schultze (ed.). 108-115. Halle-Wittenberg:
Dolan, T. P., 1991. 'The Literature of Norman Ireland'. In The Field
Day Anthology of Irish Writing. Seamus Deane (ed.), vol. 1, Derry: Field
Dolan T. P., 1994. 'Samuel Beckett's Drmatic Use of Hiberno-English', Irish
University Review, 14, 45-56.
Selected Lectures, Radio Programmes:
2002 - Presenter, RTE Radio Series: 'Talking Proper: The English of the
2002 - Contributor, RTE Radio Series, 'The Odd Word'.
2002 - 'Hiberno-English Lexicography', University of Joensuu, Finland.
2002 - 'Hiberno-English in Translation', University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2002 - 'The Compilation of A Dictionary of Hiberno-English Reviewed' University
2002 - 'Hiberno-English in the Context of Globalisation and Immigration',
Ross Institute, East Hampton, New York.
2002 - 'Language Policy in the Republic of Ireland', Queen's University,
1999 - 'Dictionary Joyce: Joyce and Lexicography', James Joyce Centre,
1998 - 'The Compilation of a Dictionary of Hiberno-English', University
1996 - For the Translation Service of the European Commission, in Brussels
and Luxembourg. 'Why and How the Irish Speak English' ( to mark Ireland's
Presidency of the European Commission ).
1992 - 'English and Irish in Competition', Jefferson Smurfit Fellowship
Lecture, University of Missouri-Rolla.
Recent Media Profiles
Late Late Show (Ireland's premier celebrity Talk Show), with Gay Byrne,
RTE, March 1999.
Profile in Cara, Aer Lingus Inflight Magazine, May-June 1999.
Interview on Hiberno-English in Spotlight (English Language Magazine in
Germany), October 2000 Issue.
Hiberno-English lexicography; this is a project which involves the collection,
collation, and publication of the words, phrases and expressions which
Irish people use. It is the first general, inclusive lexicographical project
concerned with the Irish Use of English - which gives the words, pronunciations,
explanations, usages in oral communication and in literature (from Swift
to Heaney), based on original field research carried out throughout Ireland,
North and South, for A Dictionary of Hiberno-English, published
by Gill and Macmillar, Dublin, 1998.
Reactions to the Publication of the Dictionary
Tom Paulin: His Guardian Book of the Year for 1998 in which he
says: 'Terry Dolan's dictionary is a pioneering work of scholarship which
ascertains the nature of English as it is spoken in Ireland. I see it
as one of the foundation stones of a new civic culture in the island'.
Brian Farrell (RTE broadcaster): His Sunday Tribune Book of the
Irish America Magazine (New York, December 1999): 'The Bottom
Line is that this dictionary is an essential source book for the serious
linguistic or literary scholar, as well as a good read for the linguistically
The Irish Post (London, 1999): '... this is a comprehensive book,
well written and sorely needed, You'd have to be a BLATHERSKITE, a CLART,
a GOOGEEN, or a GOMERAL not to go out immediately and buy a copy'.