Research Profile

Aidan Doyle

Biography

A graduate of UCC, Aidan Doyle studied for a PhD in linguistics in Poland, where he taught for a number of years. He also spent some time Germany as a Humboldt Fellow, working on a post-doctoral degree (habilitation), which he obtained in 2004. He returned to UCC in 2002.

In the Irish department, he teaches modules on phonetics, the social and cultural history of Irish, academic writing (MA), and practical language classes.

Research: His main area of research is general linguistics, with a special emphasis on morphology, syntax, language contact, and historical linguistics. He is also interested in translation theory and the relation between language and identity.

Bhain Aidan Doyle céim MA amach sa Nua-Ghaeilge i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh. Ina dhiaidh sin chaith sé tamall de bhlianta ag múineadh sa Pholainn, áit ar bhain sé amach céim dochtúireachta sa teangeolaíocht. Bhí sé ina chomhalta de chuid Institiúid Humboldt sa Ghearmáin, ag gabháil do thaighde i gcomhair céim iar-dhochtúireachta, habilitation, a bronnadh air sa bhliain 2004. D'fhill sé ar Chorcaigh sa bhliain 2002.

Research Interests

Linguistics, especially the morphology and syntax of Irish.
Translation studies.
The link between language and nationalist ideology, especially in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2015)A history of the Irish language.
Doyle, Aidan (2015) A history of the Irish language. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2002)Covert and Overt Pronominals in Irish.
Doyle, Aidan; (2002) Covert and Overt Pronominals in Irish. : Wydawnictwo Folium. [Details]
(2001)Irish.
Doyle, Aidan; (2001) Irish. : Lincom Europa. [Details]
(1997)An Ghaeilge (Irish textbook for foreign students).
Edmund Gussmann, Aidan Doyle; (1997) An Ghaeilge (Irish textbook for foreign students). Lublin: Lublin. [Details]
(1996)A reverse dictionary of modern Irish.
Aidan Doyle; (1996) A reverse dictionary of modern Irish. Folium, Lublin: Folium, Lublin. [Details]
(1992)Noun derivation in modern Irish selected categories, rules and suffixes.
Aidan Doyle; (1992) Noun derivation in modern Irish selected categories, rules and suffixes. Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego Poland: Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego Poland. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2015)'A sociolinguistic analysis of a national language: irish in the 19th century'
Doyle, aidan (2015) 'A sociolinguistic analysis of a national language: irish in the 19th century' In: Invisible languages in the 19th century. Oxford-Bern: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2008)'Modern Irish Scholarship at Home and Abroad'
Doyle, Aidan; (2008) 'Modern Irish Scholarship at Home and Abroad' In: A New View of the Irish Language. [Details]
(2004)'Unaccusative verbs in Irish'
Doyle, Aidan; (2004) 'Unaccusative verbs in Irish' In: Cin Chille Cuile: Essays in honour of Padraig O Riain. [Details]
(2002)''Czekajacy sfinks: twórczosc Nuali Ní Dhomhnaill''
Aidan Doyle; (2002) ''Czekajacy sfinks: twórczosc Nuali Ní Dhomhnaill'' In: Eseje o Wspólczesnej Poezji Brytyjskiej i Irlandzkiej. Gdansk: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdanskiego: Gdansk: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdanskiego. [Details]
(2001)''Tá sorry orm, ach níl sé suas chugat féin.''
Aidan Doyle; (2001) ''Tá sorry orm, ach níl sé suas chugat féin.'' In: An Aimsir Óg 2000. Baile Atha Cliath: Coiscéim. [Details]
(2001)''Writing in a Dying Language: the Poetry of Cathal Ó Searcaigh''
Aidan Doyle; (2001) ''Writing in a Dying Language: the Poetry of Cathal Ó Searcaigh'' In: From the Peripheries to the Centre: Essays in (Anglo-) Irish Literature. Lublin: Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Press: Lublin: Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Press. [Details]
(1998)''Obligatory and Optional Movement: the evidence from Irish''
Aidan Doyle; (1998) ''Obligatory and Optional Movement: the evidence from Irish'' In: Projections and Mapping. Studies in Syntax. Lublin: Wydawnictwo Folium: Lublin: Wydawnictwo Folium. [Details]
(1997)''Inalienable Possession in English, Irish and Polish Morphology''
Aidan Doyle B. Szymanek; (1997) ''Inalienable Possession in English, Irish and Polish Morphology'' In: Language History and Linguistic Modelling: A Festschrift for Jacek Fisiak on his 60th Birthday. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter: Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [Details]
(1997)''Irlandia: literatura''
Aidan Doyle; (1997) ''Irlandia: literatura'' In: Encyklopedia Katolicka VII. Lublin: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL: Lublin: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL. [Details]
(1996)''Nominal Borrowings and Word Formation in Irish''
Aidan Doyle H. Kardela agus B. Szymanek; (1996) ''Nominal Borrowings and Word Formation in Irish'' In: A Festschrift for Edmund Gussmann. Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL: Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL. [Details]
(1994)''Clitics and Noun Phrases in Irish''
Aidan Doyle; (1994) ''Clitics and Noun Phrases in Irish'' In: Focus on Language. Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS: Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS. [Details]
(2009)'Morphosyntactic change and the perfect passive of Irish'
Aidan Doyle (2009) 'Morphosyntactic change and the perfect passive of Irish' In: Perspectives on Celtic Languages. Lublin, Poland: Wydawnictwo KUL. [Details]
(2013)'Split intransitivity in Irish and the syntax-semantics interface'
Aidan Doyle (2013) 'Split intransitivity in Irish and the syntax-semantics interface' In: Argument structure in flux. The Naples-Capri Papers. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [Details]
(2013)'An focal paidir sa Nua-Ghaeilge agus a bhri'
Aidan Doyle (2013) 'An focal paidir sa Nua-Ghaeilge agus a bhri' In: Seimhfhear suairc. Dingle, Co Kerry: An Sagart. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2014)
Doyle, Aidan and Kevin Murray (Ed.). (2014) In dialogue with the Agallamh. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2006)
Aidan Doyle, Siobhan Ni Laoire (Ed.). (2006) Aisti ar an Nua-Ghaeilge in omos do Bhreandan O Buachalla. Cois Life, Dublin: Cois Life, Dublin. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2003)'Forainmneacha agus na foirmeacha taite den mbriathar'
Doyle, Aidan; (2003) 'Forainmneacha agus na foirmeacha taite den mbriathar'. Ériu, LIII (*):61-90 [Details]
(1992)''Suffix Rivalry: A Case Study in Irish Nominalisations''
Aidan Doyle; (1992) ''Suffix Rivalry: A Case Study in Irish Nominalisations''. Yearbook of Morphology, [Details]
(2007)'Passives, middles and reflexives in Irish'
Doyle, Aidan; (2007) 'Passives, middles and reflexives in Irish'. Folia Linguistica Historica, 28 :115-144 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'The Invocation from Pan Tadeusz translated'
Doyle, Aidan (2013) 'The Invocation from Pan Tadeusz translated' Translation Ireland, 19 (1) :146-149. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(1997)Akten des 32. Linguistischen Kolloquiums in Kassel
Doyle, Aidan; (1997) Inflected prepositions in Irish . In: H.O. Spillmann and I. Warnke eds. Akten des 32. Linguistischen Kolloquiums in Kassel , pp.93-100 [Details]
(2000)8th Annual Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English
Doyle, Aidan; (2000) Prepositions and reflexivity in Irish and English . In: B. Rozwadowska eds. 8th Annual Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English , pp.87-104 [Details]
(2010)4th Celto-Slavic Colloquium
Doyle, Aidan; (2010) The losss of the impersonal in bilingual speakers of Irish . In: Stalmaszczyk, P; Fomin, M eds. 4th Celto-Slavic Colloquium , pp.103-108 [Details]
(2002)New Reflections on Grammaticalization
Doyle, Aidan; (2002) Yesterday's affixes as today's clitics: a case-study in degrammaticalization . In: I. Wischer and G. Diewald eds. New Reflections on Grammaticalization , pp.67-81 [Details]
(2001)Dialect 2000: Language links
Doyle, Aidan; (2001) Ver-particle combinations in Irish and English . In: J.M. Kirk and D.P. O Baoill eds. Dialect 2000: Language links , pp.81-99 [Details]
(2014)Teangeolaiocht na Gaeilge XIII
Doyle, Aidan (2014) Anomalous promotion in Irish . In: O Corrain, Ailbhe and O Neill, Malachy eds. Teangeolaiocht na Gaeilge XIII Derry, , 08-APR-11 - 09-APR-11 , pp.9-29 [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2008)An Haicléara Mánas, Zeitschrift für Celtishce Philologie.
N. Stenson; (2008) An Haicléara Mánas, Zeitschrift für Celtishce Philologie. Book Reviews [Details]
(2006)Caint Ros Muc I, II, Béascna 3, 135-37.
A. Wigger; (2006) Caint Ros Muc I, II, Béascna 3, 135-37. Book Reviews [Details]
(1999)Sentential Complementation in a Functional Grammar of Irish.
I. Genee; (1999) Sentential Complementation in a Functional Grammar of Irish. Book Reviews [Details]
(1995)Particles and Projections in Irish Syntax.
N. Duffield; (1995) Particles and Projections in Irish Syntax. Book Reviews [Details]
(1992)Celtic Word-Formation.
P. Russell; (1992) Celtic Word-Formation. Book Reviews [Details]
(1991)Modern Irish.
M. Ó Siadhail; (1991) Modern Irish. Book Reviews [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2014)'Irish must be learnt'.
Aidan Doyle (2014) 'Irish must be learnt'. Dublin: Newspaper Articles [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2004Habilitation degree

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Societas Linguistic Europea Forum for exchange of and publication of research on languages/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2007)5th Celtic Linguistics Conference,
Doyle, Aidan; (2007) The Irish progressive passive: a historical perspective. [Oral Presentation], 5th Celtic Linguistics Conference, Wales , 13-SEP-07 - 15-SEP-07. [Details]
(2007)Workshop on morphosyntax, UCD,
Doyle, Aidan; (2007) Movement, agreement and aspect in irish. [Invited Oral Presentation], Workshop on morphosyntax, UCD, Dept of Linguistics, UCD, Dublin , 18-MAY-07 - 18-MAY-07. [Details]
(2007)Annual Conference of the Celtic Studies association of North America,
Doyle, Aidan; (2007) Some evidence for the development of the English be-perfect. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Celtic Studies association of North America, Cincinatti, USA , 10-APR-07 - 13-APR-07. [Details]
(2005)Linguistic Diversity: workshop organized by French Dept, UCC,
Doyle, Aidan; (2005) The typology of the Passive: some evidence from Irish. [Invited Oral Presentation], Linguistic Diversity: workshop organized by French Dept, UCC, UCC , 11-NOV-05 - 12-NOV-05. [Details]
(2005)Annual Conference of Polish Association for the Study of English,
Doyle, Aidan; (2005) Some evidence for the development of Hiberno-English. [Plenary Lecture], Annual Conference of Polish Association for the Study of English, Lodz, Poland , 04-APR-05 - 07-APR-05. [Details]
(2003)Annual Conference of Polish Association for Study of English, 2003,
Doyle, Aidan; (2003) Stem Extension and Prepositions in Polish. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of Polish Association for Study of English, 2003, Warsaw , 20-APR-03 - 22-APR-03. [Details]
(2014)Seminar, Dept of History, UCC,
Aidan Doyle (2014) Language change in 19th century Ireland – a new interpretation. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Seminar, Dept of History, UCC, UCC , 20-OCT-14 - 20-OCT-14. [Details]
(2012)Teangeolaiocht na Gaeilge XIV,
Aidan Doyle (2012) linguistics. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Teangeolaiocht na Gaeilge XIV, UCC , 20-APR-12 - 21-APR-12. [Details]
(2012)In Dialogue with the Agallamh,
Aidan Doyle, Kevin Murray (2012) Literature (medieval). [Conference Organising Committee Member], In Dialogue with the Agallamh, UCC , 07-SEP-12 - 08-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)Non-canonically Case-marked Subjects,
Aidan Doyle (2012) Dative case-marking in Irish. [Oral Presentation], Non-canonically Case-marked Subjects, University of Rejkjavik, Iceland , 10-JUN-12 - 15-JUN-12. [Details]
(2010)Variation and change in argument realization,
Aidan Doyle (2010) linguistics. [Oral Presentation], Variation and change in argument realization, Naples-Capri , 28-MAY-10 - 30-MAY-10. [Details]
(2013)Comhdhail na Gaeilge 2013,
Doyle, Aidan (2013) Teaching of Irish at 3rd level. [Oral Presentation], Comhdhail na Gaeilge 2013, Galway , 11-OCT-13 - 12-OCT-13. [Details]
(2014)Reading the written word,
Doyle, Aidan (2014) Diglossia in 19th century Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Reading the written word, UCC , 21-FEB-14 - 21-FEB-14. [Details]
(2013)Seminar in Celtic, Glasgow University,
Doyle, Aidan (2013) Language and religion in Ireland, 1800-1870. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Seminar in Celtic, Glasgow University, Glasgow , 26-NOV-13 - 26-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013)Medieval Irish Seminar,
Doyle, Aidan (2013) Linguistic structure of Old Irish. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Medieval Irish Seminar, UCC , 13-FEB-13 - 27-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013)Aplied Linguistics Seminar, UCC,
Doyle, Aidan (2013) Conflict between traditional and non-traditional varieties of Irish. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Aplied Linguistics Seminar, UCC, UCC , 12-NOV-13 - 12-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013)Invisible languages in the 19th century,
Doyle, aidan (2013) Speakers of Irish and English in 19th century Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Invisible languages in the 19th century, Bristol , 25-SEP-13 - 27-SEP-13. [Details]
(2014)Linguistics beyond and within,
Aidan Doyle (2014) Codifying unwrittenlanguages. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Linguistics beyond and within, Lublin, Poland , 06-NOV-14 - 07-NOV-14. [Details]
(2010)INFL Workshop II,
Aidan Doyle (2010) Linguistics workshop. [Oral Presentation], INFL Workshop II, DCU, Dublin , 10-SEP-10 - 11-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)Bi-annual meeting of Irish Network of Formal Linguistics,
Doyle, aidan; (2010) Intransitive perfects in Irish. [Oral Presentation], Bi-annual meeting of Irish Network of Formal Linguistics, DCU, Dublin , 10-SEP-10 - 11-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)Bi-annual meeting of Irish Network of Formal Linguistics,
Doyle, Aidan; (2010) Some parallels between the aspectual systems of Irish and Hiberno-English. [Oral Presentation], Bi-annual meeting of Irish Network of Formal Linguistics, University of Ulster, Jordanstown , 12-FEB-10 - 12-FEB-10. [Details]
(2009)4th Celto-Slavic Colloquium,
Doyle, Aidan; (2009) The loss of the impersonal in bilingual speakers of Irish. [Oral Presentation], 4th Celto-Slavic Colloquium, Lodz, Poland , 13-SEP-09 - 15-SEP-09. [Details]
(2009)Language change: grammaticalization and beyond,
Doyle, Aidan; (2009) Language contact and the after-perfect of Irish English. [Oral Presentation], Language change: grammaticalization and beyond, University of Ulster, Jordanstown , 24-APR-09 - 25-APR-09. [Details]
(2006)Annual meeting of Societas Linguistica Europea,
Doyle, Aidan; (2006) Grammaticalization and the Irish passive. [Oral Presentation], Annual meeting of Societas Linguistica Europea, Bremen , 30-AUG-06 - 02-SEP-06. [Details]
(2011)Teangeolaiocht na Gaeilge XIII,
Aidan Doyle (2011) Promotion to subject in Irish. [Oral Presentation], Teangeolaiocht na Gaeilge XIII, University of Ulster, Derry , 08-APR-11 - 09-APR-11. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Appointment College Rep2014 / 2014
College of Arts Internationalization Committee Representative of School of Irish Learning2012 / 2014
Borad of MA in Translation Studies Advisor on Irish language/
College of Arts Working group for Language identity and conflict 2013 /
School of languages and literature, CACSSS, UCC Chaiperson2005 / 2004
Working group for BAWL 2012 /
Appointment Dept rep2014 / 2014

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Irish FluentFluentFluent
Polish FluentFluentFluent
German FunctionalBasicBasic

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
IRCHSS
Refereeing of application for post-doctoral fellowship
Oxford University Press
Refereeing of book proposal
Cambridge University
Refereeing of application for Junior Research Fellowship

Outreach Activities

 Description

Article in irish times on Irish, July 2014

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of Linguistics Referee01-DEC-08 -

Other Activities

 Description

external examiner for Acadamh na hOllscolaiochta, NUIG 2014-

Organization of inaugural lecture of School of Irish Learning, UCC, October 2010. The guest speaker was Professor James McCloskey, University of Santa Cruz, California, who spoke on the subject: "Problems, mysteries and misconceptions in the study of language".

Interview on Raidio na Gaeltachta, March 2010, on language standardization and dialects, with especial reference to Irish.

Member of advisory board of academic journal:
Roczniki Humanisticzne, published by KUL, Lublin, Poland
ISNN: 00357707

Library representative for Dept of Modern Irish, 2006-2012

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

In the Irish department  I teach undergraduate modules on language (GA 2023, GA 3019), and a module on writing and editing for the MA (GA 6001). I have also taught the following literature module: GA 2017. I have supervised MA theses in Irish.

In spring 2013 I delivered 3 seminars on language to the Department of Old and Medieval Irish.

I also contribute to language-related programmes outside my own school, particularly those run byt e School of Modern Languages and Literatures.

In the period 2009-2013 I taught linguistics modules in the MA programme in Applied Linguistics (AL 6012), and supervised MA theses.  I taught in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences (SL 1001).

I am currently on the Board of  the MA in Translation Studies, and of the BA in World Languages.

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Scríobh Acadúil na Gaeilge GA6001Scríobh Acadúil na Gaeilge

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