Dr Sebastian Drude
I am a field linguist interested in language documentation, linguistic typology and langage technology. After obtaining a Magister Artium (1997, Freie Universität Berlin), I started studying the Awetí language (Tupí, in the Upper Xingu, Central Brazil) with a DAAD grant. From 2001 to 2005 I was the principal researcher in a DOBES (Documentation of Endangered Languages, Volkswagenstiftung) project on Awetí. In 2002 I obtained my Dr.Phil.-degree at the Freie Universität Berlin, with a thesis about Lexicography. From 2008 to 2011 I held a Dilthey-Fellowship at the Institute for Comparative Linguistics at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, where I also obtained my German degree of "Habilitation" in 2012. From November 2011 on, I worked as Scientific Coordinator of The Language Archive (TLA) at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. From January 2013 on I was the head of this group. Since September 15, 2014, I am working as the General Coordinator og the European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) CLARIN.