Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik



1999: Habilitation (General Linguistics), Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Germany

1994: PhD, Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Germany

1991: Master of Arts, University of Reading, UK

1990: Diploma in Philology (Linguistics), University of Athens, Greece



10.22-  :      Director, Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin, Germany & S-Professor of General Linguistics, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany


2016– 09.22:   Vice Director & Leader of the Syntax & Lexicon Research Area, Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany

May 2018: Visiting Professor, University of Vienna

2015– 09.22:   Professor of English Linguistics, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

2002-2015: Professor of Theoretical and English Linguistics, University of Stuttgart, Germany

July 2007: Visiting Professor, Stanford University, USA, LSA Summer School

2001-2002: Heisenberg Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, USA & University of Potsdam, Germany

2001: Replacement of the Dept. Chair at the Institute of English Linguistics, University of Stuttgart

2000: Heisenberg Fellow, University of Potsdam, MIT and Princeton University

2000: Research associate, Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Germany

1999-2000: Managing Director, Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany

1999: Research associate, Department of Theoretical Linguistics, University of Tübingen, Germany

1992-1999: Research associate, Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany



2024               Berliner Wissenschaftsspreis 2023

2024                Honorary Member of the Linguistic Society of America

2022                Member of the Berlin-Brandbenburg Academy of Sciences

2020                Member of Academia Europea, Section of Linguistic Studies

2020                Member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters

2020                Fellow at the Center of Advanced Study, Oslo, Multigender Project

2019                ERC Synergy Grant 856421 (LeibnizDream) co-PI, Head of the Compressor Group

2018                Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters       

2016                Honorary Doctoral Degree, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

2014                 Member of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina

2014                Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

2010                Member of Academia Net

2000                Stanley J. Seeger Research Fellowship from Hellenic Studies, Princeton University

2000                Heisenberg Fellowship, DFG

1998-2000        Special research grant for Greek scientists abroad, Greek Ministry of Development



2024- 2028: Member of the DFG Fachkollegium 1.14, Sprachwissenschaften

2022-2026: Member of the International Research Network Heritage Languages in Europe, CNRS

10/2020-09/21: Managing Director, Institute of English and American Studies, HU Berlin

2020- 2024: Member of the DFG Fachkollegium 104, Sprachwissenschaften

2019-2021: Member of the Vergabekommission von Elsa-Neumann Stipendien des Landes Berlin

2018-2021: Member of Oasis, CNRS international network

2017-2022 : Member of the University Board of RWTH University of Aachen

2017-2021 : Member of the Wilhelm von Humboldt Prize Jury, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft

2015- 9.22: Member of the Scientific Board of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld

2014- : Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of ACQUA, a joint UiT/NTNU research group

2013-2020: Member of the Advisory Board of Language Science Press

2012-2015: Vice-chairperson of the supervisory board (Universitätsrat) of the Universität Stuttgart

2008-2015: Member of the Board of the Research Network Linguistics and Cognition, Universität Stuttgart. Acting Director (April 2012- March 2014)

2010-2012: Member of the Ethics of scientific research committee of the Universität Stuttgart

2004-2012:  Member of the Ph.D. grants' committee at the Universität Stuttgart

2012- : Member of the Network Language, Variation, and Migration, Universität Potsdam

2011: Member of the Evaluation Panel of Nordic Centers of Excellence (Norwegian Research Council)

2010- : Member of Academia Net, http://www.academia-net.de/

2006-2010: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of NORMS (Nordic Center of Excellence in Micro-comparative syntax)

2002-2006: Member of the Center of Interdisciplinary Research (Junges ZiF), University of Bielefeld


Editorial boards

Linguistic Analysis, Linguistic Inquiry, Syntax, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, English Language and Linguistics, Glossa, The Journal of Comparative Germanic Syntax

2000- : Series Editor at Mouton de Gruyter: Interface Explorations (with Tracy A. Hall)

2010- :  Series Editor Brill Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory



01.2021: ZDF, Terra X, New York in 19th Century

2009-2015: Member of the Board of Trustees of the Culture Forum, City of Stuttgart

2005-2008: Project 'Integration durch Bildung' Lernaktiv (Integration through Education), City of Stuttgart

2004-2009: Member of the International Advisory Board of the City of Stuttgart for the area Sprachförderung