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Téarmaíocht na Géarchéime (Crisis Terminology) project led by CTTS researcher Dr Gearóid Ó Cléircín selected by DCU’s Covid-19 Research and Innovation Hub (R&I Hub)

It has been widely noted in the Irish-speaking community that official communication in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak has taken place almost exclusively in English. What limited material has been provided in Irish has occasionally been out of date by the time it was published. The Téarmaíocht na Géarchéime (Crisis Terminology) project, led by Dr Gearóid Ó Cléircín, will develop a comprehensive glossary of terminology relating to the pandemic. This will consolidate material from existing Irish-language sources as well as adding newly created terms and definitions. This online resource will provide users with the technical vocabulary to communicate clearly and accurately on the topic of COVID-19 thus providing the framework to ensure that Irish-speaking citizens and communities are kept properly informed of developments in their own language. A secondary output of the project will be a corpus of COVID-19 related texts in the Irish language, a resource that will be of use to translators and language researchers.

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