Ariel Gutman defended his PhD thesis at the University of Konstanz in 2016, where he was researching Neo-Aramaic dialects as an associate fellow of the Zukunftskolleg interdisciplinary institute. His curriculum includes a master's degree in Linguistics awarded by the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle and a master's degree in computer Science awarded by the École Normale Supérieure, following a B.Sc. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has conducted fieldwork on Neo-Aramaic in France and Israel, as well as fieldwork on an Austronesian language in West Papua, Indonesia. He has published numerous articles about Neo-Aramaic and Language Acquisition. His first book (co-authored with Wido van Peursen) entitled The Two Syriac Versions of the Prayer of Manasseh was published by Gorgias Press in 2011. His second book, Attributive Constructions in North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic, was published by Language Science Press in 2018. Currently he is working as a software engineer specialized in computational linguistics at Google, Zurich.
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