Florian Wandl, Dr.
- Oberassistent Sprachwissenschaft
- 044 634 35 13
- PLG C 203
I am a linguist specializing in Slavic languages. My main research interests revolve around the question of how and why the Slavic languages came to be the way they are. In my PhD thesis I developed a model of the relative chronology of Proto-Slavic and Russian sound changes. In other works, I focus on the rise of new morphemes as a result of grammaticalization processes. Recently, I have become interested in the grammar of Slavic microlanguages, i.e., Slavic varieties apart from the major languages which are to some degree codified. These languages provide compelling cases for the study of the effects of language contact. Another interest concerns the creation of electronic resources for the study of language. In cooperation with student assistants, I am, for instance, working on a digital version of the model elaborated in my PhD thesis. I also have a background in Slavic philology; for example, I have participated in editing Old Church Slavonic texts found in Saint Catherine’s monastery on the Sinai Peninsula in 1975.
|from 02.2022||Senior researcher (Oberassistent), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (University of Zurich)|
|02.2022-01.2023||Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (UZH)|
|Spring semester 2021||Teaching assignment (two courses), Ludwig Maximilian University Munich|
|08.2016-01.2022||Research assistant, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (UZH)|
|2015-2016||Research assistant, Justus Liebig University Giessen|
|2014-2015||Employee at the interdisciplinary Centre of Image and Material Analysis in Cultural Heritage (CIMA) funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)|
|2013-2014||Research assistant in the project The Enigma of the Sinaitic Glagolitic Tradition funded by the FWF (PI: Prof. Dr. Heinz Miklas, University of Vienna)|
|2013-2014||Research assistant in the project Die slavische Dioptra-Übersetzung funded by the FWF (PI: Prof. Dr. Heinz Miklas, University of Vienna)|
Vom Urindogermanischen zum Russischen: Eine Studie zum Lautwandel und seiner relativen Chronologie, University of Zurich (2020).
With Thilo Thelitz (UZH): “ From book to graph: digitizing models of relative chronology”, Seminar: Relative Chronology in Historical Linguistics (29.-30.06.2023, University of Copenhagen).