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Research interests

Main Research Interests

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Dialectology and Variational Linguistics
  • Grammar and Grammaticography
  • Language History (of German) and Language Change
  • Phraseology

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

German Philology (Linguistics), Venia Legendi, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität 

1 Apr 19973 Feb 2003

Award Date: 3 Feb 2003

German Philology, Dr. phil., Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

1 Aug 199330 Oct 1996

Award Date: 30 Oct 1996

German, English, Pedagogigs, Erste Staatsprüfung für die Lehrämter für die Sekundarstufe II und für die Sekundarstufe I, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

1 Oct 19898 Jun 1993

Award Date: 8 Jun 1993

German, English, Zwischenprüfung, Universität Trier

1 Oct 198630 Sep 1989

Award Date: 12 Dec 1989

English, Advanced Certificate in English Studies, Aston University

1 Oct 198830 Jun 1989

Award Date: 30 Jun 1989

External positions

Full Professor, Linguistics of German, Universität Augsburg

15 Dec 200430 Sep 2012

Lehrauftrag Deutsches Seminar, Deutsches Seminar; Universität Zürich (UZH)

1 Sep 200428 Feb 2005

Lehrstuhlvertretung (Deutsche Philologie/Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft), Christian-Albrechts-University

15 Oct 200318 Feb 2004

Associate Professor, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität 

21 Feb 200314 Dec 2004

Assistent Professor, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität 

25 Mar 199720 Mar 2003

Lecturer, Aston University

18 Sep 199531 Mar 1997

Freelance teacher for German as a Foreign Language, Institut für Sprache und Gesellschaft, Bonn

4 Jul 199425 Aug 1995

Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison

16 Aug 199330 Jun 1994

Keywords

  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • PD Germanic languages

Fields of Science and Technology Classification 2012 (Level 2, 3-digit codes).

  • 602 Linguistics and Literature

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