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Personal profile

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.

External positions

Senior Researcher

1 Jul 2019 → …

Acting professor, Universität Bielefeld

1 Oct 201731 Mar 2019

Fellow, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)

1 Mar 201730 Sep 2017

Fields of Science

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

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1997 2020

Kildin Saami

Rießler, M., 2020, The Oxford Guide to the Uralic languages. Oxford University Press, 13

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

File

An OCR system for the Unified Northern Alphabet

Partanen, N. & Riessler, M., 2019, Proceedings of the fifth Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Uralic Languages. p. 77-89

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Universal Dependencies version 2.4

Nivre, J., Blokland, R., Partanen, N., Riessler, M. & Rueter, J., 15 May 2019

Research output: Non-textual formSoftwareScientificpeer-review

Open Access

An OCR system for the Unified Northern Alphabet: Data package (v. 1.0)

Partanen, N. & Rießler, M., 22 Dec 2018

Research output: Non-textual formSoftwareScientific

Open Access

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

Open Access

Projects 2007 2007

Datasets

Universal Dependencies 2.4

Partanen, N. (Creator), Blokland, R. (Creator), Rießler, M. (Creator), Universal Dependencies Consortium, 15 May 2019

Dataset

gt-xml-lexica-sms

Rueter, J. (Creator), Lehtinen, M. (Creator), Koponen, E. (Creator), Rießler, M. (Creator), Gerstenberger, C. (Creator), Zenodo, 11 Jan 2018

Dataset

Activities 2015 2018

  • 7 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Editor of series
  • 1 Pre-examiner of doctoral thesis
  • 1 Membership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

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

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

Saami Linguistics Symposium

Michael Rießler (Chair of organizing committee)
1 Mar 201720 Oct 2017

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

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

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), Kimmo Matti Koskenniemi (Board member), Jack Rueter (Board member), Michael Rießler (Board member), Heiki-Jaan Kaalep (Board member), Eszter Simon (Board member)
23 Jan 201724 Jan 2017

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