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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 Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures (APiCS, OUP 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)