Short CV

Educational background

  • 2014
    Habilitation (Title: 'Situated Meaning in Syntactic Form: Syntactic Variation in Professional Discourse')
  • 2001-2004
    Project 'Narrativity and evolution of English genres', funded by Lise-Meitner-Programm des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft und Forschung
  • 1995
    Preis 'Beste Dissertation des Jahres 1995', HHU Düsseldorf
  • Jul./Aug. 1993
    Visiting scholar Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, funded by DAAD
  • 1991-1994
    Ph.D. English Linguistics from University of Düsseldorf (title of dissertation: 'Word Order in Discourse. Form and Function of Inversion in Modern English'); funded by Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
  • 1985-86
    London School of Economics
  • 1983-84
    Université de Paris II (Sciences Economiques)
  • 1982-88
    Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (Anglistik, Romanistik, Betriebswirtschaftslehre); funded by Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

Work experience

  • 2012
    Interim professorship (Lehrstuhlvertretung) for 'English Language and Linguistics' at HHU Düsseldorf
  • since 2009
    Full-time lecturer in 'English Language and Linguistics' at University of Düsseldorf
  • 2008/09
    Lecturer at University of Paderborn
  • 1997-1998 and 2004-2006
    Maternity leave / part-time lecturer (two children)
  • since 1991
    Full-time lecturer in 'English Language and Linguistics' at University of Düsseldorf
  • 1989-1991
    Daimler-Benz AG, Stuttgart (Department of Public Relations)
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