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Iren Hartmann studied General and Comparative Linguistics at the University of Erfurt (2001-2007), where she received both her BA (2004) and MA (2007). Since 2003 she has been involved in the Documentation of the Hoocąk language, an endangered North-American language belonging to the Siouan language family.
(cf. http://www.mpi.nl/DOBES/projects/hocank) From 2008 to 2009, Iren was an honorary fellow / research scholar at the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she further documented the Hoocąk language and also worked on the development of teaching materials for language maintenance and revitalization purposes. Iren joined our department in October 2009 as a doctoral student.
Iren's on-going research projects/interestes:
- Iren is the co-coordinator of the Leipzig Valency Classes Project
- Together with Hans-Jörg Bibiko she is currently engaged in an attempt to bundle Siouan dictionary resources. Existing Siouan dictionaries of various types and file formats are going to be converted into a format that is consistent across datasets. This data will then be stored in a unified and searchable database. The main goal of this initiative is to provide (Siouan) linguists and speech communities with accessible data for comparative and reconstructive research.
- Iren is also a member of the new DoBeS Project on "Referentiality". In this project she is resposible for managing the Hoocąk language corpus.