Curriculum Vitae

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November 1980 began studying English and French at the University of Würzburg with the dual aim of attaining an M.A. degree and the academic qualifications for becoming a grammar school teacher; also studied Spanish for two years

Oktober 1982 - March 1983: studied at Bangor University (Wales; full DAAD scholarship); linguistics classes under Prof. Andrew Radford

Oktober 1983 - März 1984: studied at Poitiers University (France; full DAAD scholarship)

Juli 1986:
Master's degree at Würzburg University; subjects: 'English philology' (linguistics, main subject), 'American philology' and 'Romance philology' (French linguistics)

autumn 1987:
state exam in the subjects English and French at Würzburg University



Nov. 1987 - Sept. 1988: postgraduate studies in "Linguistic data- und informa-tion processing" at Würzburg University (with postgraduate degree)

1991: PhD degree in the subjects 'English philology' (linguistics),'American literature' and 'Romance philology' (French linguistics); Thesis: Das englische Perfekt [Perfective aspect in English] (publ. 1992, Tübingen: Niemeyer)

1998: habilitation (post-doctoral degree) completed; teaching authorization ('venia legendi') for the field 'English philology'; postdoctoral thesis: Determination in der englischen Nominalphrase: Eine korpuslinguistische Studie [Determination in the English noun phrase: A corpus-based study] (published 2000, Heidelberg: Winter; series: Anglistische Arbeiten)


summer term 1999, winter term 1999/2000

substitute professor of English linguistics at Bayreuth University
summer term 2000-winter term 2001/02

substitute professor of English linguistics at Magdeburg University
since winter term 2002/03 full professor of English linguistics at Kiel University