Dr. Alexander Savelyev
I am a field and historical linguist with a focus on Turkic languages. My previous research areas include historical grammar and dialectology of Chuvash, documentation on Siberian Turkic languages, old written records in Turkic and Finno-Ugric languages and corpus linguistics. In Eurasia3angle, I am going to work in two directions. First, I intend to verify the current classification of the Turkic language family by applying phylogenetic analyses to the basic vocabulary items. My second goal is to reconstruct agricultural vocabularies in Turkic, Mongolic and Tungusic on the basis of the classic comparative method.
2016 onwards, Postdoc, Eurasia3angle, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany
2015 - 2016, Research Associate, Department of Uralic and Altaic Languages, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
2011-2014, Postgraduate (= PhD) student in Turkic Studies, Department of Uralic and Altaic Languages, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
2006-2011, Specialist in Scandinavian Studies, Faculty of Philology, Moscow State University