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Skribnik, Elena

Prof. Dr. Elena Skribnik

Principal Investigator


— Professor of Fino-Ugristic/ Uralic Studies (LMU Munich)


Ludwigstr. 31 / III, Zi. 332
80539 München

Phone: +49 (0)89 2180-1379

Website: Webprofile (LMU Munich)

Main Research Areas

  • Syntatic typology
  • Morphosyntax
  • Documentation and description of the endangered Siberian languages
  • Sociolinguistics and ethnology of the Uralic peoples of Siberia

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Novosibirsk. After completing her degree in General linguistics, Sinology, Japanology and Russian Studies at the Novosibirsk State University she enrolled in a PhD programme at the Moscow State University. Habilitation in Mongolistics at the Institute of Mongolian Studies and Tibetology, Ulaan-Ude. Since 1985, after their first expedition to the Ob-Ugric peoples of Khanty-Mansi, her work has concentrated on these languages because, in their sociolinguistic situation, they belong to the category of "highly endangered languages". Since 2001, professor and director of the Institute of Finno-Ugric/ Uralic Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.


  • Uralica Helsingiensa (Member of the Editorial Board)
  • Ural-Altaic Studies (Member of the Editorial Board)
  • Jazyki Sibiri (Member of the Editorial Board)

Positions, Assignments and Memberships

  • Principal investigator at the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies
  • Board member of the Linguistics international doctoral programme LIPP, LMU
  • Board member of the International FinnoUgrists Committee
  • Member of the Society of Endangered Languages
  • Member of the Societas Uralo-Altaica