Professor for German Linguistics (Empirical Methods in Linguistics) at the University of Cologne, Germany
Interim Professor for German Linguistics at the University of Cologne, Germany
Head of Emmy Noether Independent Junior Researcher Group “Information structure and neurocognitive foundations” (DFG funded) at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and at the University of Cologne, Germany
Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Language Acquisition), Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Researcher in the DFG Project “Referentialization of determiner phrases in discourse” at the University of Marburg, Germany
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
PhD studies in Linguistics at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
- 2004: PhD in Linguistics with the dissertation: "Representation and Interpretation at the Syntax-Discourse Interface: Establishing Dependency"
- 2002: M.Phil. in Linguistics
- 1999: M.A. in Linguistics
Diploma in English and Business at the University Mannheim, Germany
with the thesis "Sprachwitz im Diskurs – Linguistische Ansätze zu einer Analyse verbalen Humors"