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Curriculum Vitae



Academic Career and Degrees

2007

Post-doctoral dissertation at the University of Stuttgart

Lexical Semantics and Diachronic Morphology: The Development of the Derivational Suffixes -hood, -dom and -ship in the History of English

 

Supervision/Review:

  • Prof. Artemis Alexiadou (Stuttgart)
  • Prof. Klaus von Heusinger (Stuttgart)
  • Prof. Ingo Plag (Siegen)
  • Prof. Hans Sauer (München)

02.2001

Doctoral dissertation at the University of Stuttgart

The OV/VO Word Order Change in Early Middle English

 

Supervisors/Reviewers:

  • Prof. Ian Roberts (Cambridge)
  • Prof. Anthony Kroch (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
  • Prof. Hans Kamp (Stuttgart)

Grade: "sehr gut"

 

02.1998-02.2001

Member of the graduate programme "Linguistic Foundations of Language Processing" at the University of Stuttgart

11.1997

Double degree at the University of Stuttgart (Magister, Staatsexamen) in English Studies and German Studies

10.1991-11.1997

Undergraduate and graduate studies of English and German at the University of Stuttgart

 

Positions

since Fall 2009

Full professorship at the University of Mannheim, holder of the chair for English Linguistics (Anglistik IV)

Fall 2007

Replacement professorship of diachronic and synchronic linguistics at the University of Mannheim (English linguistics/diachronics)

Summer 2006

Replacement professorship of diachronic and synchronic linguistics at the University of Mannheim (English linguistics/diachronics)

04.2001-08.2007

Assistant professor at the department for German linguistics at the University of Stuttgart

 

Scholarships

04.2004

Research grant of the DFG for stays at the University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa

02.1998-02.2001

Member of the DFG graduate programme "Linguistic Foundations of Language Processing" at the University of Stuttgart

 

Scholarly Visits

10.2013- 12.2013

University of Oxford

08.2004

University of Toronto

08.2004

University of Ottawa

09.1999

University of York, England with Susan Pintzuk. Introduction to statistic programmes like varbrul and datadesk.

03.1999

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia with Anthony Kroch. Introduction to the PPCME2 (Parsed-Corpus of Middle English 2)

 

Further Scientific Activities

2014

Organisation of a DGfS-AG with the topic "Language in Historical Contact situations (LHC): diagnostics for grammatical replication" (mit Richard Ingham und Achim Stein)

2013

Organisation of a workshop on phrasal compounds (with Jaklin Kornfilt)

2011

Organisation of a diachronic workshop in Hamburg (with Susann Fischer)

07.2011

Teaching a course module at the Aston Corpus Summer School, Birmingham

2007

Co-organisation of the lecture series "Mensch, Sprache! Sprache schafft Wissen, Wissenschaft Sprache" in the year of the humanities

02.2007

Co-organisation of workshop 5, "(Morphological) Blocking and Linguistic Variation" at the annual DGfS meeting in Siegen

07.2006

Co-organisation of the ILG workshop "Marginale Morphologie: selten untersuchte Phänomene der Wortbildung" in cooperation with the graduate programme "Sprachliche Repräsentationen und ihre Interpretation"

04.2005

Organisation of the ILG workshop "The Syntax and Semantics of Derivational Morphology" under the auspices of the Institute for German linguistics at the University of Stuttgart

12.2004

Organisation of the ILG workshop "Morphology and Productivity of Derivational Suffixes in English" under the auspices of the Institute for German linguistics at the University of Stuttgart

11.2002

Co-organisation of the diachronic workshop "Diachronic Clues to Synchronic Grammar" under the auspices of the DFG graduate programme

08.1999

Participation at GLOW Summer School in Lesvos, Greeece

08.1998

Participation at GLEE Summer School in Debrecen, Ungarn

 

Reviewing Activities

  • for English Language and Linguistics, Linguistische Berichte, Morphology, Journal of Historical Linguistics, Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics
  • for several workshops and conferences like e.g. DIGS
  • for the DFG, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, NWO (Dutch Research Council) and the SNF (Swiss Research Council)

 

Organisational Matters

  • Dean for teachers' education (2009-2011)
  • Head of the Advisory Board of Study Affairs for teaching matters (2009-2011)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Senate for teaching matters (2009-2011)
  • Students' advisor for the "Master of Language and Communication" degree

 

Memberships

LAGB

Linguistic Association of Great Britain

DGfS

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft

PhilSoc

The Philological Society

DHV

Deutscher Hochschulverband


 
 
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