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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields 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.

20052019
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Personal profile

Achievements

I was appointed to a lectureship in Irish and Celtic Studies in 2007, having previously held the Vera Furness Research Fellowship at the University of Ulster (2003–6) and an IRCHSS Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Modern Irish, University College Cork (2006–7). I was Senior Fulbright Irish Language Scholar in the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame in 2010–11.

More recently, I held a Visiting Research Fellowship at The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), University of London (2018), where I engaged in research on ‘Ulster Unionism-Loyalism and the Cultural Memory of Language’. 

 

Research Interests

My principal research interests are in the fields of:

(1) Irish Phraseology (Irish paremiography; phraseological typologies; linguo-stylistic approaches to syntactic/structural/semantic markers; conceptual metaphor and blending).

(2) Memory and Language (collective and cultural memory; memory and identity formation; cultural identity)

(3) Folkloristics (stereotypes and humour; international and national slurs in the blason populaire; oikotypes and regional variation).

(4) Historical lexicography and lexicology (18th-century bilingual lexicography; metalexicographic examinations of Irish-English/English-French dictionaries; paremiological minimum and cultural literacy). 

See: https://qub.academia.edu/MarcasMacCoinnigh

Teaching

I currently convene and teach the following modules:

  • Gaeilge 1
  • Irish Folkloristics
  • Scannánaíocht na Gaeilge: Studies in Irish Film
  • Dúchas na Gaeilge: Skills in Irish Translation
  • Irish Writing and the Short Story

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environmental factors Social Sciences
Irish Language Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2005 2019

Stylistic Analysis
Proverbs
Irish Language
Language
Linguistic Metaphor
3 Citations (Scopus)

The Blason Populaire: Slurs and Stereotypes in Irish Proverbial Material

Mac Coinnigh, M., 12 Jun 2013, In : Folklore. 124, 2, p. 157-177 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stereotype
language
Stereotypes
Slur
Proverbs

Syntactic Structures in Irish-Language Proverbs

Mac Coinnigh, M., 2012, In : Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship. 29, p. 95-136 41 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Proverbs
Irish Language
Syntactic Structure
Collocation
Language
Dictionary
Irish English
Linguistic Analysis
Macrostructure
Lemma
72 Downloads (Pure)

A life history of the Irish ecotype 'tied stones and loose dogs'

MacCoinnigh, M., 2019, In : Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics. 13, 1, p. 51-78

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
genre
fairy tale
folklore
popular culture
environmental factors

Prizes

Fulbright Senior Irish Language Scholar

Marcas Mac Coinnigh (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Irish Studies
Irish Language

Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Modern Languages Research

Marcas Mac Coinnigh (Recipient), Jun 2017

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 2005 2019

University of Notre Dame

Marcas Mac Coinnigh (Visiting lecturer)
Aug 2010May 2011

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

Alliterativa Causa

Marcas Mac Coinnigh (Speaker)
19 Jan 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

The 3rd Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Proverbs

Marcas Mac Coinnigh (Speaker)
Nov 2009

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

The 2nd Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Proverbs

Marcas Mac Coinnigh (Speaker)
Nov 2008

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

EUROPHRAS Conference 2008 'Phraseologie global–areal–regional'

Marcas Mac Coinnigh (Speaker)
13 Aug 2008

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference