Dr. Susanne Maria Michaelis

Dr. Susanne Maria Michaelis

Dr. Susanne Maria Michaelis

Position:

Research associate

Phone:

  • +49 (0) 3641 686-835

Email:

Room:

113

Main Focus

Susanne Maria Michaelis' research interests in linguistics are primarily in the typology of creole languages, language contact, and language change. She started out with two studies on Seychelles Creole, a French-based creole of the Indian Ocean (Temps et aspect en créole seychellois, 1993; Komplexe Syntax im Seychellen-Kreol 1994) before she put her focus on comparative studies of pidgin and creole languages. She is one of the four editors of the Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures (APiCS, OUP 2013). A second focus of her research lies in the uncovering of functional adaptation processes of creole languages (Haspelmath & Michaelis 2017). She has also been working on sign languages together with Ulrike Zeshan (International Institute for Sign Languages and Deaf Studies, Preston).

Selected Publications

  • Haspelmath, Martin & Michaelis, Susanne Maria. 2017. Analytic and synthetic: Typological change in varieties of European languages. In: Buchstaller, Isabelle & Siebenhaar, Beat (eds). Language Variation – European Perspectives VI: Selected papers from the 8th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 8), Leipzig 2015. Amsterdam: Benjamin
  • Michaelis, Susanne Maria, Maurer, Philippe, Haspelmath, Martin & Huber, Magnus (eds.). 2013a. The Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Michaelis, Susanne Maria, Maurer, Philippe, Haspelmath, Martin & Huber, Magnus (eds.). 2013b. The Survey of Pidgin and Creole Languages, Volumes 1-3. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Michaelis, Susanne Maria & Maurer, Philippe & Haspelmath, Martin & Huber, Magnus (Eds.). 2013c. The Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures Online. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for        Evolutionary Anthropology. (apics-online.info)


Curriculum Vitae

Susanne Maria Michaelis studied in Bonn, Poitiers, and Freiburg. She received her PhD in 1991 from Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. After that, she worked at Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg before in 1998 she joined the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig as a Senior Researcher. Since 2015, she has been a member of the ERC project on Grammatical Universals headed by Martin Haspelmath. Susanne Maria Michaelis studied in Bonn, Poitiers, and Freiburg. She received her PhD in 1991 from Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. After that, she worked at Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg before in 1998 she joined the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig as a Senior Researcher. Since 2015, she has been a member of the ERC project on Grammatical Universals headed by Martin Haspelmath.

Organizational Unit (Department, Group, Facility):

  • Dept. of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution
 
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