Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994 – 2001
    Studied linguistics in Hamburg, Germany, and Vienna, Austria

  • 2000 – 2008
    Lecturer at the University of Vienna

  • 2008 – 2011
    APART fellowship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences

  • 2009 – 2011
    Visiting researcher at the Institut de France in Paris, France; at UCLA, CA, USA; and at Harvard, MA, USA

  • 2010
    START award from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

  • Since 2011
    Project group leader at the Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna

  • Since 2012
    University professor for Comparative Indo-European Linguistics at the Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna

  • Since 2012
    Head of the Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, Austria (since October)

Selected publications

  • Malzahn, M.: The Tocharian Verbal System. Brill, Leiden/Boston 2010.

  • Malzahn, M. (eds.): Instrumenta Tocharica. Universitätsverlag Winter, Heidelberg 2007.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • "A complete edition of the Tocharian manuscripts", with funding from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) START programme, 2011 – 2014

  • "A historical grammar of Tocharian", with funding from the Austrian Academy of Sciences' APART programme, 2008 – 2011

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • UMR 7528 "Mondes iranien et indien", CNRS, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, INaLCO, EPHE

  • Corresponding Member, Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)


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