Dr. Susanne Maria Michaelis

I am a postdoc in the ERC-funded research project Grammatical Universals at Leipzig University. My research interests in linguistics are primarily in comparative studies of pidgin and creole languages against the background of the world-wide variation of languages. I am one of the four editors of the Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures (APiCS, OUP 2013). My special expertise is Seychelles Creole, a French-based creole of the Indian Ocean (Temps et aspect en créole seychellois, 1993; Komplexe Syntax im Seychellen-Kreol 1994). I am also editor of Roots of creole structures (Benjamins, 2008) and co-editor of Contact Languages: Critical concepts in linguistics (Routledge, 2008). I have also been working on sign languages together with Ulrike Zeshan (International Institute for Sign Languages and Deaf Studies, Preston).

More information: https://research.uni-leipzig.de/unicodas/susanne-maria-michaelis/