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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2018 – Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Modern Language Research
Pádraig Mac Congáil
PhD title: Éamon de Valera, the Irish language and linguistic nationalism
Years of Study: 2014 - 2018
Current position: Currently teaching the Irish language on a Fulbright scholarship in Glucksman Ireland House, New York University (NYC), and in Drew University (Madison, New Jersey)
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
Current position: Irish Language officer in the civil service
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