About us

LiRI Board

Prof Elisabeth Stark - leader of the LiRI project, vice president of the Center for Linguistics, professor of Romance Linguistics

Prof Noah Bubenhofer - representative LIS (LiRI Information System), professor of German Linguistics

Prof Martin Meyer - representative LiRI DAU (Data Acquisition Units) Neurolinguistics, Titularprofessor of Neuropsychology and Research Assistant, Division of Neuropsychology

Prof Volker Dellwo - LiRI DAU (Data Acquisition Units) Phonetics, president of the executive board of the Center for Linguistics, head of the Phonetics Lab and of the Center for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics, professor of Phonetics

Further project members

Prof Marianne Hundt - Swiss national consortium  CLARIN(national coordinator) , professor for English Linguistics

PD Dr Wolfgang Kesselheim - LiRI DAU Interactional studies, leader of the Video group at URPP Language and Space Lab

Prof Sabine Stoll -  LiRI DAU Language Development, director of  ISLE , head of the ACQDIV Lab, and of the Psycholinguistics Laboratory, professor of Psycholinguistics


MA Stefan Bircher - system administrator, network management & scientific programming

MA Andrew A. Clark - lab technician and manager

Dr Johannes Graën - database engineering and programming, head of LIS (LIRI Information System) team

Dr Sabine Güsewell - data scientist responsible for statistical consulting

MSc Ghazi Hachfi - assistant LIS team

Dr Dagmar Jung - data acquisition officer, with a focus on fieldwork-based data acquisition

Dr Agnes Kolmer - operative leader

MSc Nikolina Rajović - linguistic application integration engineer

MA Klaus Rothenhäusler - scientific programmer with specialization in natural language processing

BA Jonathan Schaber - assistant LIS team

MA Adrian van der Lek - assistant LIS team

Cooperation partners

S3IT / Service and Support for Science IT, Dr Marcel Riedi

HBZ / Main Library, Data Services and Open Access, Dr Andrea Malits, MA Florian Steurer

SAGW, Dr Beat Immenhauser

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof Shanley E.M. Allen, TU Kaiserslautern, professor of Psycholinguistics and Language Development, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences TU Kaiserslautern

Prof Lars Borin, University of Gothenburg, professor of natural language processing, co-director of Swedish Language Bank, national coordinator of SWE-CLARIN

Prof Anne-Lise Giraud, Université de Genève, professor of Auditory, Speech and Language Neuroscience, Geneva University Neurocenter, Auditory Language Group

Prof Stuart Rosen, University College London UCL, professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences, UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences

Prof Lukas Rosenthaler, University of Basel, Manager Data & Service Center for the Humanities DaSCH, Digital Humanities Lab


2020 LiRI staff

Dr Lei He - lab manager

BA Xueying Liu - student assistant lab

MA Catherine Yoko Okaya - student assistant lab

BA Andrea Santos - student assistant lab

2019-2020 LiRI preparation phase, funded by URPP Language and Space

Dr Taras Zakharko - consultant LIS software development

PD Dr Gerold Schneider - consultant LIS software development

BA Stefan Vranković - LIS software engineer