Michael Riessler


    Research areas

  • 6121 Languages - Uralic languages, North Germanic languages, digital humanities, anthropological linguistics, contact linguistics, sociolinguistics, sociology of language, typological linguistics, historical linguistics

Description of research and teaching

I hold an MA degree in Northern European Studies from Humboldt University of Berlin, a PhD in General Linguistics from the University of Leipzig and I am an Adjunct Professor (title of Docent) in Finno-Ugric Studies at the University of Helsinki. My current affiliation is at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Freiburg. I lead my own research group (http://saami.uni-freiburg.de) and I am also the co-applicant for a large-scale and long-term interdisciplinary research project (https://inel.corpora.uni-hamburg.de) funded in the Academies’ Programme at the University of Hamburg and aiming at the systematic linguistic documentation of several Uralic and other languages of Siberia.

Multilingualism and Language Diversity are the major keywords for my own professional interest as a linguist. In addition to documenting and describing endangered languages under the roof of Digital Humanities, I am specialized in language contacts, linguistic typology, sociolinguistics and the sociology of language. I have also carried out research and taught on other aspects of endangered cultures and languages.


Latest publications

  1. Instant annotations in ELAN corpora of spoken and written Komi, an endangered language of the Barents Sea region

    Gerstenberger, C., Partanen, N. T. & Rießler, M. Mar 2017 Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 57-66 9 p. (ACL Anthology)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

  2. 3rd International Workshop for Computational Linguistics of Uralic Languages: Proceedings of the workshop

    Pirinen, T. A. (ed.), Rießler, M. (ed.), Trosterud, T. (ed.) & Tyers, F. (ed.) 2017 Association for Computational Linguistics.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewAnthology

  3. ACL SIGUR: Association of Computational Linguistics' special interest group on Uralic languages

    Pirinen, T. A., Tyers, F. M., Trosterud, T., Vincze, V. & Rießler, M. 2017 Электронная письменность народов Российской Федерации: Опыт, проблемы и перспективы. Федина, М. С. (ed.). Syktyvkar: KRAGSiU, p. 274-278

    Research output: ScientificConference contribution

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Latest activities

  1. International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation

    Riessler, M. (Scientific Committee Member)
    1 Jun 20173 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. Saami Linguistics Symposium

    Riessler, M. (Chair of organizing committee)
    1 Mar 201720 Oct 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. International Workshop for Computational Linguistics of Uralic Languages (Event)

    Francis Tyers (Board member), Tommi Pirinen (Board member), Trond Trosterud (Board member), Kevin Unhammer (Board member), Zsófia Schön (Board member), Koskenniemi, K. (Board member), Rueter, J. (Board member), Riessler, M. (Board member), Heiki-Jaan Kaalep (Board member), Eszter Simon (Board member)
    23 Jan 201724 Jan 2017

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

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Docent, PhD

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