Martijn Knapen

Doctoral Researcher
Archaeolinguistic Research Group
Department of Archaeology
IMPRS

Main Focus

My areas of interest are historical comparative linguistics and the languages of Central and Northeast AsiaIn my research, I focus on prehistoric contact between the Amuric (or Nivkh) languages and the Tungusic languages. I use shared typological features and shared lexical items to reconstruct the history of interaction between these two language families and their speakers.


Curriculum Vitae

I hold a Master’s degree in Linguistic diversity and digital humanities from the University of Helsinki (2021) and a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from Leiden University (2019). Previously, I have been a contributor to The Digital Pallas, a project based at the Dutch Language Institute. Currently, I am affiliated with the Archaeolinguistic Research Group as a doctoral researcher.


Publications

Knapen, Martijn. 2020. “Nivkh Fish Skin Robe”. Online exhibition.

https://thingsthattalk.net/t/ttt:TNTDex

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