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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities

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Curriculum Vitae

 

Academic Positions

04.2002-10.2015   Full Professor English Linguistics, Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin
1996-2002 Full Professor English Linguistics, Department of English Studies, University of Leipzig
1991-1996 Associate Professor Germanic Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Stuttgart
1991 Associate Professor with tenure, Germanic Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana USA
1982-1990 Assistant Professor, Germanic Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana USA
1981-1982 Assistant Professor, English Seminar, University of Cologne
1980 Promotion, University of Cologne, in German Linguistics, English Linguistics, Historical Linguistics
1972 Master of Arts, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont USA, in German Linguistics

Additional Academic Nominations

1991 Offer of Full Professor English Linguistics, Uni­ver­si­ty Hann­over (not accepted)
2001 Position 2, Full Professor English Linguistics, University Göttingen
1999 Position 3, Full Professor General Linguistics, Humboldt University of Berlin
1996 Position 3, Full Professor Germanic Linguistics, University Marburg
1992 Position 3, Full Professor German Syntax, Humboldt University of Berlin

Current Projects

  Dictionaries of Linguistics and Communication Science, Volume 2: Word Formation. Editors: Peter Müller (Erlangen) and Susan Olsen (Berlin)
   

Completed DFG Projects

2001-2002 DFG Funded Research Semester, WiSe 2001/02, University of Leipzig
1997-2001 Speaker of the Interdisciplinary Graduiertenkolleg 'Universalität und Diversität: Sprachliche Strukturen und Prozesse' University of Leipzig
1997-2003 Director of an Individual Project in the DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm Language Production (Ol 101/2; 1-3), 1 1/2 BAT-IIa Positions; 40 hrs student help per month.
1996-2001                           Director of the DFG Research Project (Ol 101/1; 1-3) Particle Verb Formation in German and English, 1 1/2 BAT-IIa Positions; 120 hrs student help per month.

Editorial Boards

since 2004 Editorial Advisory Board Linguistische Berichte, Buske Verlag
since 2001 Editorial Advisory Board Journal of Germanic Linguistics, Cambridge University Press
since 1992 Editorial Advisory Board The Linguistic Review, Mouton de Gruyter
1997-2008 Editorial Advisory Board Studien zur deutschen Grammatik, Stauffenburg Verlag
1988-1992      Editorial Advisory Board GERMANISTIK, Niemeyer Verlag

Guest Positions

01.04-31.7.1995 Fellow at the Forschungsschwerpunkt allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Typologie und  Universalienforschung (FAS), Berlin
13.-22.10.1993 Intensive Seminar on the Theory of Word Formation, University Lund, Sweden

Administrative Functions

2004-2009 Director of the Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin
2002-2004 Vice-Chair of the Promotionskommission der Philosophischen Fakultät II, Humboldt University of Berlin
1996-2002 Chair of the Promotionskommission Sprachwissenschaft der Philologischen Fakultät, Universität Leipzig
1991-1996          Chair of the Prüfungsausschuss Linguistik, University of Stuttgart

Academic Scholarships

2001-2002 Research Semester funded by the DFG
1988-1989 Research Scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
1983-1984 Summer Faculty Fellowship, Indiana University
1977-1979 Graduate Scholarship from North Rhine-Westfalia

Academic Memberships

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft
Gesellschaft für Semantik
Societas Linguistica Europaea
Deutscher Hochschulverband