Dr Marcas Mac Coinnigh

  • Dr Marcas Mac Coinnigh

RESEARCH FOCUS

Dr Mac Coinnigh’s research examines phraseological units in the Irish language, primarily from a semantic, syntactic and lexical perspective. He has been involved in a major project in areal linguistics Widespread Idioms in Europe and Beyond, in which idiomatic and formulaic structures were mapped across a range of European languages.

In recent years his research focus has been in the field of Memory Studies where he has examined the relationship between language and conflict transformation. His current research project examines the links between (collective-cultural) memory, language and identity creation in post-conflict societies.

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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Linguistics: formulaic language, multiword-fixed expressions in Irish
  • Memory Studies: ideas of collective and cultural memory in linguistic landscapes
  • Folkloristics: the narrative tradition and verbal arts.
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Research students

PhD title: Éamon de Valera, the Irish language and linguistic nationalism


Name: Pádraig Mac Congáil
Country: Ireland

https://pure.qub.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/padraig-mcgonagle(f1d0b79c-cff8-4104-ae02-5938298a3309).html

    

 

  

Alumni: where are they now?

Colm Mag Uiginn


PhD title: A Comparative Analysis of Nominal and Verbal morphology in the Speech of Irish speakers in the Donegal Gaeltacht and Belfast

Years of Study: 2011 - 2015
Country: Ireland
Current position: Irish Language officer in the civil service

     

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