Anna Graff

Anna Graff
University of Zurich | UZH · Department of Comparative Language Science

Master of Philosophy

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3 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
October 2020 - present
University of Zurich
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • PhD student focusing on worldwide distributions of structural linguistic diversity
January 2019 - December 2020
University of Zurich
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Student research assistant on the cultural evolution of musical instruments in South America
September 2017 - May 2019
University of Zurich
Position
  • Assistant
Description
  • Tutor for courses: - MAT182 Analysis for the Natural Sciences - MAT183 Stochastics for the Natural Sciences
Education
October 2020 - September 2024
University of Zurich
Field of study
  • Linguistics
October 2019 - August 2020
University of Cambridge
Field of study
  • Human Evolutionary Studies
September 2016 - July 2019
University of Zurich
Field of study
  • Biology and General Linguistics

Publications

Publications (3)
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Musical instruments provide material evidence to study the diversity and technical innovation of music in space and time. We employed a cultural evolutionary perspective to analyse organological data and their relation to language groups and population history in South America, a unique and complex geographic area for human evolution. The ethnologi...
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Since Myers (1915) coined the term ‘shell shock’ to define the prolonged suffering of soldiers returning from the Great War, the psychological and physical result of distressing experiences, known as trauma, has been of academic interest. Transgenerational transmission of trauma effects has been recorded, demonstrating that on some level, the expos...
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The aim of this study is to determine the species of parasite that infected the population of Brussels during the Medieval and Renaissance periods, and determine if there was notable variation between different households within the city. We compared multiple sediment layers from cesspits beneath three different latrines dating from the 14th-17th c...

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