Curriculum Vitae

Present Position

Since December 2001:
Chair for "Deutsche Gegenwartssprache" (Contemporary German), German Department, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Academic and Professional Career

January 2007 – December 2012:
Vice-President for Teaching, Academic Programmes and Continuing Education at Leibniz Universität Hannover (secondary office)

October 2000 – November 2001:
Professor of German Linguistics at University of Hamburg, German Department I

November 1998 – September 2000:
Assistant Professor at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), German Department

August 1999 – November 1999:
Visiting Professor (DAAD) of German Linguistics at Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil

January 1996 - January 1997:
Visiting scholar at the Linguistics Department of Stanford University, California, funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation)

January 1992 - October 1998:
Research assistant at the German Department, FAU

Junior researcher in the DFG project "Sprachatlas von Mittelfranken", FAU

Education and Academic Degrees

July 1998:
Habilitation in German Linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities II, FAU

December 1990:
Doctorate in German Linguistics at FAU (grade "summa cum laude")

December 1987:
Graduation from FAU with the "Staatsexamen" in German and English