Dr. Andreas Fink

Research Assistant

Phone: 0049 (0)6221 54-2960

Room: top floor, room 245

Consultation hours:

by appointment only


Dr. Andreas Fink

Career path


  • 2000-2007 Studies in Semitic and Romance Studies in Heidelberg unversity
  • 2003-2004 Erasmus in Universidad de Cádiz (Andalusia)
  • 2007 Magister Artium in Semitic Studies
  • 2008-2011 Field research in Hasankeyf (Eastern Turkey) (3-6 months each)
  • 2001-2013 Work as student research assistent in „Dictionnaire Onomasiologique de l’ancien gascon“ and Semitic Sound Archive (since 2006).
  • since 2013 research assistant in the department of Semitic Studies in Heidelberg university
  • 2017 PhD in Semitic Studies („Der arabische Dialekt von Hasankeyf am Tigris“)




  • Arabic Dialectology
  • Language Contact mostly in eastern Anatolia
  • Middle Arabic
  • Ethiopian Studies mostly edition of Classical Ethiopic texts
  • Digital Humanities


Publikations (selection)


  • Review of „T. Davidovich/A. Lahdo/T. Lindquist (Hrsg.): From Tur Abdin to Hadramawt. Semitic Studies. Festschrift in Honour of Bo Isaksson on the occasion of his retirement. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2014.“ In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung 111,3 (2016), S. 1–3.
  • A. Fink: Der arabische Dialekt von Hasankeyf am Tigris (Osttürkei). Geschichte – Grammatik – Texte – Glossar. Wiesbaden 2017 (Semitica Viva 57).
  • A. Fink/C. Stadel: „Neue æsopische (und andere) Fabeln in einer arabischen Garshunihandschrift.“ In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 110 (2020), S. 21–59.


Teaching Experience


  • Introductions into the Semitic languages and general linguistics
  • Introductions into Arabic dialectology with practical exercises as well as introductions into selected dialectal areas of Arabic.
  • Language courses in Modern Standard Arabic and Classical Ethiopic
  • Lecture classes in Modern Standard and Middle Arabic (newspapers, Arabian nights, medieval kitchen literature, bible in Arabic) as well as Classical Ethiopic (Bible, Henoch, Kəbrä nägäśt, chronicle of the Galla etc.)
  • Programming in Python (with special reference to linguistic tasks)


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