Degrees and titles

  • 24.07.1989
    Magister in Linguistics, Tübingen University.
  • 20. 09. 1995
    Ph.D. in Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • 21.07.2004
    Habilitation, Neuphilologische Fakultät, Tübingen University.
  • 16.01.2008
    "außerplanmäßiger Professor", Tübingen University.
  • 21.04.2010
    Venia legendi for "Germanistische und Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft" and "außerplanmäßiger Professor", Humboldt University, Berlin.

Overview of employment after the Ph.D.

  • 10/1995 - 03/2002
    teaching positions at the German Institute of Tübingen University, at the Department of Linguistics of Rutgers University, and at the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Fall 2000 and Spring 2001).
  • 04/2002 - 03/2008
    'Assistent' in the Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft (Institute for Linguistics) at Tübingen University. Twice on leave for a semester as a visiting professor at Potsdam University (Winter term 2002/03 and Winter term 2007/08).
  • Since 04/2008 at the Centre of General Linguistics, Berlin.


  • 15.12.2006
    Teaching award of the state of Baden-Württemberg.
  • 06/2006-07/2009
    Coordinator of Priority Programme 1234 "Phonological and phonetic competence: between grammar, signal processing, and neural activity".