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Department of Linguistics

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 - 300
fax: +49 (0) 341 3550 - 333

e-mail: cissewski@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Susanne Maria Michaelis

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

tel.: +49 (341) 3550 - 317
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 333
e-mail: michaelis@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Office: Level 1, Room U 1.41
Department: Linguistics


Susanne Maria Michaelis is a senior scientist in the linguistics department of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig. She studied linguistics and Romance Philology in Bonn, Poitiers, and Freiburg/Br., and received her Ph.D. degree from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.

Her research interests in linguistics are primarily in comparative studies of pidgin and creole languages against the background of the world-wide variation of languages. Susanne Maria Michaelis is one of the four editors of the ongoing project Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures (APiCS, publication September/November 2013). Her 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). She is also editor of Roots of creole structures (Benjamins, 2008) and co-editor of Contact Languages: Critical concepts in linguistics (Routledge, 2008).

Language expertise

creole languages, French-based creole languages, Seychelles Creole, Romance Languages (French, Italian)