Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities - German in Multilingual Contexts

Curriculum Vitae

since 02/2019

Professor, Chair for German in Multilingual Contexts, Department of German Studies and Linguistics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2006–03/2019 Professor for Linguistics, Chair for Contemporary German Language, German Department, University of Potsdam
2008 eLearning-Award, University of Potsdam
2005–2006 Visiting associate professor at the Linguistics Department of Yale University, USA; financed by Feodor-Lynen stipend of Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation: Project on "Language-specific effects on conceptualisation"; Cooperation with Maria M. Piñango
2005 "Susanne K. Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Symbolic Form", Media Ecology Association (New York) for book on Numbers, Language, and the Human Mind (Cambridge University Press, 2003).
1999 - 2005 Assistant professor ("wissenschaftliche Assistentin"), Humboldt University, Department for German Language and Linguistics
December 2003  Habilitation, Philosophical Faculty II of Humboldt University Berlin; Thesis: "Sprachliche Arbitrarität als Schnittstellenphänomen" (Linguistic Arbitrariness as an Interface Phenomenon); Committee: Norbert Fries, Rainer Dietrich, Peter Bosch; Venia legendi for Theoretical and German Linguistics.
2002 "Excellent Teaching Award", Philosophical Faculty II, Humboldt-University Berlin
1998 - 1999 Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Brandeis University, Mass., USA; postdoctoral stipend of DAAD (German Academic Exchange Council); Project on the correlation of conceptual and grammatical (syntactic and semantic) structures; supported by Ray Jackendoff, Brandeis University
1993 – 1998 Lecturer ("wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin"), Humboldt University Berlin, Department for German Language and Linguistics
February 1997 Ph.D. in Linguistics, Humboldt University Berlin; Supervisor: Norbert Fries; Committee: Norbert Fries, Manfred Bierwisch, T. Ede Zimmermann; Grade: summa cum laude; Thesis title: "Zahl und Numerale: Eine Untersuchung zur Korrelation sprachlicher und konzeptueller Strukturen." ("Number and Numeral: The Correlation of Linguistic and Conceptual Structures"), published 1997, Akademie-Verlag Berlin, series: studia grammatica
1992 Staatsexamen (roughly equivalent to MA), Georg-August-University Göttingen, Major: German, Philosophy; Minor: Psychology, Pedagogics; Grade: 1.2