Joachim Matzinger studied comparative linguistics in Vienna (MA in 1995), Regensburg and Jena, focusing on historical linguistics, Slavic languages, Indo-Iranian languages, Armenian, Latin, Greek and Celtic languages. He received his PhD in 2001 from the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. From 1992 to 1995, he was employed as a research assistant at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Vienna, and between 1997 and 2006 in Jena as a researcher in the framework of various projects funded by the German Research Foundation and dealing with word formation and syntax in Indo-European languages. From 2006 to 2015, he collaborated on and headed projects funded by the Austrian Science Foundation on words and word formation in Old Albanian.
Period: antiquity to the modern era
Area: Southeast Europe, focus Albania
Topics: toponymy, modern Balkan linguistics and language contact, Old Balkan languages, linguistic background of ethnogenesis and migration processes, linguistics and philology of Old Albanian, minority languages (diaspora)
Die sekundären nominalen Wortbildungsmuster im Altalbanischen bei Gjon Buzuku
Die Illyrer. Geschichte, Archäologie und Sprache