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About me

Career

Since 2020   Director of the Research Center Deutscher Sprachatlas and Chair (W3) in Germanic Linguistics with a focus on regional languages at Philipps-Universität Marburg

2019–2020   Executive director of the German Department – Germanic Linguistics at the University of Freiburg

2018–2020   Chair (W3) in Germanic Linguistics with a focus on variation and change in German at the University of Freiburg and codirector of the Research Institute for Language Variation in Baden-Württemberg

2016   Guest lecturer in sociolinguistics at the Walter Benjamin College at the Center for the Study of Language and Society (CSLS) at the University of Bern, Switzerland

2015   Guest lecturer at the University of Turin, Italy

2014–2018   Adjunct professor at Philipps-Universität Marburg

2014–2015   Substitute for the Chair (W3) in German Language History at Philipps-Universität Marburg

2013   Guest lecturer at the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

2012   Habilitation at Philipps-Universität Marburg, venia legendi (authorization to teach) Germanic linguistics (habilitation dissertation: “Structures on a continuum: Analyses of the areal-typological complexity of the dialects in Germany”)

2008–2018  Head of the Linguistic Spatial Structures research group, Research Center Deutscher Sprachatlas, Marburg/Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz

2007   Guest lecturer at the University of Verona, Italy

2005–2009  Coordinator of the DFG (German Research Foundation) project “Digital Wenker Atlas” (DiWA) at the Research Center Deutscher Sprachatlas

2003  Doctorate in German linguistics at Philipps-Universität Marburg (Doctoral dissertation: “Substandard im diachronen Längsschnitt”)

2000–2008   Student assistant, then lecturer at the Research Center Deutscher Sprachatlas

1994–2000   Studied German studies, Italian studies, and medieval and modern history at the universities of Heidelberg, Pisa, and Mainz

Expert opinions, reports and reviews (selection)

Grant applications and evaluations

 Europäische Kommission (Horizon 2020, EU), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF), Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW), Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissen­schaften, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BAdW), Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique, Belgien (FRS), Förderfonds der Forschungsallianz der Universitäten Gießen und Mar­burg (MaGiC), Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

For journals and book series

Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur (PBB, De Gruyter), Beiträge zur Interkulturellen Germanistik (BIG, Gunter Narr), China Economic Re­view (CHIECO, Elsevier), Computers and the Humanities (Chum, Springer), Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (DSH, Oxford University Press), Empirische Linguistik (EL, De Gruyter), Germanistische Linguistik (GL, Olms), Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science (HSK, De Gruyter Mouton), Journal of Linguistic Geography (JLG, John Benjamins), Labour Economics (LABECO, Elsevier), Language Variation and Change (LVC, Cambridge University Press), Linguistics (LING, De Gruyter), Linguistik in Empirie und Theorie (J. B. Metzler), Linguistik Online (LO, Universität Bern), Literary and Linguistic Computing (LLC, Oxford University Press), Niederdeutsches Jahrbuch (Wachholtz), Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies (OMEE, Vilnius University Press), Papers in Regional Science (PIRS, Wiley), Review of Development Economics (RDE, Wiley), Sprachwissenschaft (Winter), Studies in Language Variation (John Benjamins), The Professional Geographer (PG, Taylor & Francis), Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs (TiLSM, De Gruyter Mouton), Veröffentlichungen zur Linguistik und Kommunikations­forschung (ÖAW-Verlag), Zeitschrift für Dialekto­logie und Linguistik (ZDL, Steiner), Zeitschrift für Dialekto­logie und Linguistik, Beihefte (ZDL Beihefte, Steiner), Zeitschrift für Germanistische Linguistik (ZGL, De Gruyter), Zeitschrift für Wortbildung (ZWJW, Lang)