Marian Klamer

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials M.A.F.
Main position Hoogleraar UL
Disciplines Linguistics
  Language and literature studies of other language groups
Chair Austronesische en Papua Taalkunde
Domain Humanities
Membership Member
Since 2019
Member of Council for the Humanities
Member of Humanities
Employed by Universiteit Leiden, Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen
Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL)
Postbus 9515
2300 RA Leiden
tel.  071 527 2783
Personal website

Marian Klamer is a linguist who studies how languages influence one another. She specialises in the native languages of eastern Indonesia. The hundreds of different languages spoken in this region display both similarities and crucial differences. Klamer was the first to document and describe many of these languages. Along with her fellow researchers, she created a public database of information on over 140 minority languages that are threatened with extinction.