Michael Riessler

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    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.

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Latest publications

  1. Dependency parsing of code-switching data with cross-lingual feature representations

    Partanen, N., Lim, K., Rießler, M. & Poibeau, T., 2018, Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Uralic languages. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 1-17 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  2. Kola Sámi literature (Kildin Sámi, Ter Sámi, Akkala Sámi)

    Rießler, M., 2018, A writing hand reaches further ''Čálli giehta olla guhkás'': Recommendations for the improvement in the Sámi literary field. Domokos, J. (ed.). Helsinki: Yhdenvertaisen kulttuurin puolesta ry, p. 70-75 6 p. (Kulttuuria kaikille).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

  3. Skolt Sámi literature

    Rießler, M., 2018, A writing hand reaches further ''Čálli giehta olla guhkás'': Recommendations for the improvement in the Sámi literary field. Domokos, J. (ed.). Helsinki: Yhdenvertaisen kulttuurin puolesta ry, p. 67-71 5 p. (Kulttuuria kaikille).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

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Latest activities

  1. International Workshop for Computational Linguistics of Uralic Languages

    Tommi Pirinen (Member of organizing committee), Jack Rueter (Member of organizing committee), Francis M. Tyers (Member of organizing committee), Trond Trosterud (Member of organizing committee), Jörg Tiedemann (Member of organizing committee), Michael Rießler (Scientific Committee Member)
    8 Jan 20189 Jan 2018

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

  2. Vähemmistökielen CG ja kieliteknologian infrastruktuurinkehitys, kpv.

    Jack Rueter (Member of organizing committee), Jörg Tiedemann (Member of organizing committee), Trond Trosterud (Member of organizing committee), Michael Rießler (Attendee), Marina Fedina (Attendee), Sjur Moshagen (Attendee), Rogier Blokland (Attendee)
    19 Sep 201722 Sep 2017

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

  3. International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation

    Michael Rießler (Scientific Committee Member)
    1 Jun 20173 Mar 2019

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

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Education

Docent, PhD

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