Guido Seiler, University of Zurich
Guido Seiler is a Professor of Germanic Philology at the University of Zurich, a position he has held since 2019. Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Elvira Glaser at the same institution, he completed his doctorate in 2003 and his Habilitation in 2008, after post-doc positions at Stanford University and the University of Konstanz. In 2008–2009 he was a Lecturer for German Linguistics at the University of Manchester and then accepted a professorship in Germanic linguistics at the University of Freiburg, a position he held until 2014. From 2014 to 2019 he was a Professor of Germanic Linguistics at the University of Munich.
Professor Seiler’s research interests span several linguistic subfields, including dialectology, language and dialect contact, language change, corpus linguistics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. He is the author of Präpositionale Dativmarkierung im Oberdeutschen, which appeared in 2003, and several scholarly articles. His current research project centers on the North American language known as Shwitzer, a variety descended from Bernese Swiss German that is spoken by a subgroup of Old Order Amish known as Swiss Amish.
You can learn more about the Swiss Islands in North America Research Network at their website.
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