Marcas Mac Coinnigh
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    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). 



    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

    Willingness to take 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.

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