Christina Ringel completed her PhD at the University of Cologne with a thesis on possession in the endangered Aboriginal language Miriwoong (non-Pama-Nyungan, Jarrakan, Australia). Her undergraduate studies in linguistics in Paderborn and Düsseldorf focussed on language acquisition, computer linguistics and language diversity.
As a Research Assistant and Lecturer at Prof. D. Adone’s Chair of Applied English Linguistics at Cologne University Christina co-organised workshops and guest lectures about Indigenous languages. As Events Coordinator of the Centre for Australian Studies she serviced the homepage and contributed to CAS activities such as by recording a lecture on possession in Kimberley languages for the elearning lecture course ‘Introduction to Australian Studies‘. Christina‘s current research interests include endangered spoken and signed languages and their revitalisation, typology, and the morphology/syntax interface. Her most recent conference papers and publications were concerned with contributions of linguistics to Native Title Claims, definiteness and possession in Miriwoong, and the influence of identification with territory and language and linguistic rights on language vitality. Since November 2017 she is employed as a Subject Librarian at TU Dortmund for a variety of subjects in the social sciences and humanities, including Linguistics and Literature Studies.
Christina is a research affiliate at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, and a member of professional societies such as the Foundation for Endangered Languages and the Society for Australian studies (GASt).
Ringel, Christina. “The contributions of linguistics to Native Title claims”. Mabo’s cultural legacy - The Mabo Decision, 25 years on. Proceedings of the GASt Workshop 2017. Stuttgart, 16-18th of November 2017. In print. [peer-reviewed]
Ringel, Christina. 2018. "Claiming vitality: How identification with territory and language influences language vitality". S. Drude, N. Ostler & M. Moser (eds.), Endangered languages and the land: Mapping landscapes of multilingualism, Proceedings of FEL XXII/2018. Reykjavík, Iceland. 4–13. London: FEL & EL Publishing. [peer-reviewed] Available online: http://www.elpublishing.org/itempage/4002
Ringel, Christina & David Newry. 2018. “The Miriwoong Perspective on Land Rights”. Beate Neumeier, Boris Braun & Victoria Herche (eds.). Nature and Environment in Australia. KOALAS 14. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier. 119-137. http://www.wvttrier.de/top/Beschreibungen/ID1632.html
Murmann, Christina, Peter Indefrey, Thomas Weskott & Markus Steinbach. 2013. “Why FORGET needs help but HELP does not - An experimental study on the influence of animacy/ agreement on the distribution of the DGS agreement auxiliary PAM”. Poster at the 11th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) Conference. University College London. July 2013.