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Michelle Waldispühl

Senior lecturer

Michelle Waldispühl
Senior lecturer
German
michelle.waldispuhl@sprak.gu.se
+46 31 786 4329

Room number: C555
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41256 Göteborg


Department of Languages & Literatures (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.sprak.gu.se
spl@sprak.gu.se
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Michelle Waldispühl

Background

I joined the Department of Languages and Literatures in 2015 as a senior lecturer in German Linguistics and Language Education. Before that, I worked at the universities of Zurich and Bern and the universities of teacher education in Zug and Zurich (Switzerland). I wrote my doctoral thesis on Continental runic inscriptions at the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) "Mediality – Historical Perspectives" based at the University of Zurich, where I also worked as a research fellow for public outreach.

CV (pdf)

Research

My general research interests include Germanic language history – especially runology, the linguistics of historical writing, language contact and multilingualism, phonology and onomastics – and the learning and teaching of German as a second language. In my historical linguistic studies, I pursue an interdisciplinary approach in which I aim to combine philological and structural linguistic analysis with sociolinguistic and cultural-historical perspectives. Hence, I strive to embed the historical linguistic data in a broader cultural context.

I initiated and coordinate the seminar series Writing and Society and the Language in Society research area together with Johan Järlehed at the Department of Languages and Literatures.

In the year 2020 I am a guest researcher at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages at the University of Oslo.

Ongoing research projects

Variation and contact in historical personal names
(PI, 2019-2022, funded by the Swedish Research Council, grant-number 2018-01556)

This project investigates which strategies are employed when North Germanic personal names are adapted to medieval German, French and Latin in multilingual contexts. It aims at surveying the variation patterns evident in the adaptations and seeks to develop a theoretical model that explains why different strategies were used.
As part of the project, ca. 1000 North Germanic names recorded in manuscripts on the Continent during the 1000-1300s, will be edited in the openly accessible online-database NordiCon which is developed in collaboration with Språkbanken. The database combines formally interpreted and richly interlinked onomastic data with digitized versions of the medieval manuscripts and information on the name tokens' context.


DECRYPT: Decryption of historical manuscripts
(2018–2024, co-PI, PI: Beáta Megyesi, funded by the Swedish Research Council, grant-number 2018-06074)

The aim of the DECRYPT-project is to establish a new cross-disciplinary scientific field of Historical Cryptology by bringing the expertise of the different disciplines together for collecting data, exchanging methods for faster progress to decode and contextualize historical encrypted manuscripts.
The project will result in an openly accessible web-service with thousands of encrypted manuscripts, encryption keys and tools for (semi)-automatic decryption. We focus on the development of software tools for automatic analysis allowing users to decrypt various types of encrypted documents from our history on-line. Additionally, we will provide a large collection of historical texts from different time periods and language models for 15 European languages in a standardized format allowing search and studies of language variation and change over time.

Completed research projects

  • „Techniken und Praktiken mittelalterlicher kontinentalgermanischer Schriftlichkeit”, 2005-2011, PI: Prof. Dr. Elvira Glaser and Prof. Dr. Ludwig Rübekeil, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, University of Zurich
  • “Sprachland. Lehrmittel für die Mittelstufe”, 2007–2009, PI: Elsbeth Büchel and Ursina Gloor, University of Teacher Education Zurich
  • „Promoting Learner Autonomy in Higher Education“, 2012-2014, PI, University of Teacher Education Zug in collaboration with SEEU Tetovo, North Macedonia.
     

Teaching

I have taught university courses at undergraduate, Master’s and PhD level (subjects: German, Scandinavian and English linguistics, medieval studies, language teaching and education, cultural studies ) and also have experience as a primary school teacher. At the University of Gothenburg, I teach undergraduate and Master’s courses, both on campus and online, in linguistics and language skills, and supervise students within the programme for German studies and the teacher training programme (German as a foreign language).

Major publications

Historische Rufnamen im Kontakt. Integration der altisländischen Pilgernamen auf der Reichenau in die mittelhochdeutsche Schreibsprache
Michelle Waldispühl
Luise Kempf, Damaris Nübling and Mirjam Schmuck, Linguistik der Eigennamen. (Linguistik – Impulse & Tendenzen, 88), Berlin/Munich/Boston, Walter de Gruyter, 2020

Decryption of historical manuscripts: the DECRYPT project
Beáta Megyesi, Bernhard Esslinger, Alicia Fornés, Nils Kopal, Benedek Láng et al.
Cryptologia, 2020

Latest publications

Historische Rufnamen im Kontakt. Integration der altisländischen Pilgernamen auf der Reichenau in die mittelhochdeutsche Schreibsprache
Michelle Waldispühl
Luise Kempf, Damaris Nübling and Mirjam Schmuck, Linguistik der Eigennamen. (Linguistik – Impulse & Tendenzen, 88), Berlin/Munich/Boston, Walter de Gruyter, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Material Philology Meets Digital Onomastic Lexicography: The NordiCon Database of Medieval Nordic Personal Names in Continental Sources
Michelle Waldispühl, Dana Dannélls, Lars Borin
Proceedings of The 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, Marseille, European Language Resources Association, Conference paper 2020
Conference paper

Decryption of historical manuscripts: the DECRYPT project
Beáta Megyesi, Bernhard Esslinger, Alicia Fornés, Nils Kopal, Benedek Láng et al.
Cryptologia, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Die Liste als Ordnungsmedium in mittelalterlichen Libri vitae
Michelle Waldispühl
LiLi: Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Att stava ord – förr och nu
Michelle Waldispühl
Sånt vi bara gör. Jenny Nilsson, Susanne Nylund Skog och Fredrik Skott (red.) , Stockholm, Carlssons i samarbete med Institutet för språk och folkminnen, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Alemannische Wortbildung zwischen Schreib- und Sprechsprache. Richtungsadverbien in Konrad Klausers 'Sylvula formularum quotidiani sermonis' (1562)
Michelle Waldispühl
Nievergelt, Andreas, Rübekeil, Ludwig. ‚athe in palice, athe in anderu sumeuuelicheru stedi‘. Raum und Sprache. Festschrift für Elvira Glaser zum 65. Geburtstag, Heidelberg, Winter Verlag, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

‚Deutsch‘ oder ‚nordgermanisch’? Personennamen im Reichenauer Verbrüderungsbuch vor dem Hintergrund von Sprachkontakt und Mehrsprachigkeit.
Michelle Waldispühl
Benjamin Scheller, Christian Hoffarth (Eds.), Ambiguität und die Ordnungen des Sozialen im Mittelalter, Berlin, Boston, De Gruyter, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Medieval Libri vitæ as a source for historical sociolinguistic research. Questions and methodological issues
Michelle Waldispühl, Christine Wallis
HiSoN conference. "Making Waves in Historical Sociolinguistics", 30 May–1 June 2018, Leiden , Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Major publications

Historische Rufnamen im Kontakt. Integration der altisländischen Pilgernamen auf der Reichenau in die mittelhochdeutsche Schreibsprache
Michelle Waldispühl
Luise Kempf, Damaris Nübling and Mirjam Schmuck, Linguistik der Eigennamen. (Linguistik – Impulse & Tendenzen, 88), Berlin/Munich/Boston, Walter de Gruyter, 2020

Decryption of historical manuscripts: the DECRYPT project
Beáta Megyesi, Bernhard Esslinger, Alicia Fornés, Nils Kopal, Benedek Láng et al.
Cryptologia, 2020

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2017

Graphematische Variation im mehrsprachigen Verschriftungskontext: Nordische Pilgernamen im Reichenauer Verbrüderungsbuch
Michelle Waldispühl
Annual conference of the CEES and 61st Kreutzwald Days conference "Variation in language, literature, folklore, and music" December 7–8, 2017, at the University of Tartu and the Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu, Estonia., Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Flerspråkiga medeltida pilgrimer? En kontakt-onomastisk pilotstudie av de nordiska personnamnen från Reichenau
Michelle Waldispühl
Namn som kjelder : rapport frå Den sekstande nordiske namneforskarkongressen på Jæren folkehøgskule , Kleppe 8. - 11. juni 2016 / redigert av Tom Schmidt og Inge Særheim, Uppsala, NORNA-förlaget, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

2016

Schrift im Gespräch. Medientheoretische Überlegungen zur historischen Schriftinterpretation
Michelle Waldispühl
Paola Cotticelli-Kurras; Alfredo Rizza (Eds.). Variation within and among writing systems. Concepts and methods in the analysis of ancient written documents, Wiesbaden, Reichert Verlag, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

2015

Sprachförderung von Lehramtsstudierenden mit Deutsch als Zweitsprache – Fallbeispiel Pädagogische Hochschule Zug, Schweiz
Michelle Waldispühl
Promoting Learner Autonomy in Higher Education / eds. Brikena Xhaferri; Michelle Waldispühl; Brigit Eriksson, Tetovo, South East European University, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Students’ and Teachers’ Beliefs about Learner Autonomy at SEEU Tetovo, Macedonia and PH Zug, Switzerland: A Comparative Study
Brikena Xhaferri, Michelle Waldispühl, Gëzim Xhaferri, Brigit Eriksson – Hotz
Promoting Learner Autonomy in Higher Education / eds. Brikena Xhaferri; Michelle Waldispühl; Brigit Eriksson- Hotz, Tetovo, South East European University, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Multilingualism in the Context of Scandinavian Pilgrimage. The Onomastic Evidence in Continental Sources
Michelle Waldispühl
The Sixteenth Saga Conference. 9–15 August 2015. Zurich and Basel, Switzerland., Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Promoting Learner Autonomy in Higher Education
Brikena Xhaferri, Michelle Waldispühl, Brigit Eriksson-Hotz, Gëzim Xhaferri
Tetovo, South East European University, Edited book 2015
Edited book

The Grammar of Medieval Scandinavian Personal Names in Continental Manuscripts
Michelle Waldispühl
22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics. 27-31 July 2015. Naples, Italy. , Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

2014

Dialektologie als Unterrichtsgegenstand auf Sekundarstufe II
Matthias Friedli, Michelle Waldispühl
Deutschblätter, Magazine article 2014
Magazine article

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