I work mainly with the Indo-European language family, in particular Tocharian, an extinct language of the Indo-European family spoken in spoken in Eastern Central Asia. I am also a specializing on the Indo-Aryan sub-branch, in particular the Romani group. Further, I have worked on Amazonian languages, in particular of the Tupí branch.
Currently, I am project leader and editor/database manager for a project that aims at compiling big data sets for reconstructing linguistic prehistory of the areas Europe and the Amazon, with a focus on the Indo-European, North-East and North-West Caucasian, Kartvelian, Tupí and Arawak language families. All data is publicly available via the infrastructure:
Diachronic Atlas of Comparative Linguistics
Another project aims at producing an electronic and paper dictionary of Tocharian.
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