CV

Education and professional experience

  • 12/2015 -
    Vice Director, ZAS
  • 10/2015 -
    Professor of English Linguistics, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • 07/2007
    Visiting Professor, Stanford University, USA, LSA Summer School
  • 10/02-09/15
    Professor of Theoretical and English Linguistics, Universität Stuttgart
  • 10/01-09/02
    Heisenberg Fellow (University of Pennsylvania, Universität Potsdam)
  • 1/01-09/01
    Replacement of the Dept. Chair at the Institute of English Linguistics, Universität Stuttgart
  • 7/00-12/00
    Heisenberg Fellow (Universität Potsdam, MIT and Princeton University)
  • 04/00-06/00
    Research associate at the Dept. of Linguistics, Universität Potsdam
  • 10/99-3/00
    Managing Director of ZAS
  • 07/1999
    Habilitation (Linguistics), Universität Potsdam
  • 4/99-9/99
    Research associate, Dept. of Theoretical Linguistics, Universität Tübingen
  • 1/95-3/99
    Research associate at ZAS
  • 12/1994
    Ph.D., Linguistics, Universität Potsdam
  • 08/92-12/94
    Ph.D. student at the Center for General Linguistics, Typology and Universals ('Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Typologie und Universalienforschung' (ZAS)) Berlin
  • 1990-1991
    MA, Linguistics, University of Reading, UK
  • 1986-1990
    Philology, specialization in Linguistics, University of Athens, Greece

Awards

  • 03/2016
    Degree of doctor honoris causa at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
  • 11/2014
    Member of the Leopoldina, National Academy of Sciences
  • 03/2014
    DFG AL 554/8-1 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize
  • 11-12/2000
    Stanley J. Seeger Research Fellowship from Hellenic Studies
    , Princeton University