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)