profil-webJunior Professor of Scandinavian Linguistics

Kiel University | Institute of Scandinavian Studies, Frisian Studies and General Linguistics

Research topics

Language contact | Areal linguistics | Language change and variation | Construction grammar | Corpus linguistics | Phonetics and phonology | Written language and language ausbau


Nordic languages (Danish, Faroese, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish | Low German and other North German varieties | Medieval Latin

Current research

Diasystematic Constructrion Grammar (DCxG) | Grammatical Areality in the Nordic Countries and Northern Germany (GrammArNord) | Danish as a Neighbouring Language (dans)

Academic functions

July 2018–: Deputy member, Academic Senate, Kiel University.

July 2016–June 2018: Member, Faculty Assembly, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Kiel University.

February 2015–: Speaker, Societas Philologica et Aesthetica, Collegium Philosophicum, Kiel University.

February 2015–: Member, Advisory Board, Specialised Information Service for Northern Europe, Univer­sity Library Kiel.

October 2014–: Head, Special library, Scandinavian Studies, Kiel University.

October 2014–September 2016: Head of Department, Scandinavian Studies (Institute of Scandinavian Studies, Frisian Studies, and General Linguistics), Kiel University.

Oktober 2014–November 2016: Member, Budget and Planning Committee, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Kiel University.

Juli 2014–Juni 2016: Deputy member, Faculty Assembly, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Kiel University.

Curriculum vitae

2015: The Swedish Academy’s Award for Postdoctoral Linguists, Swedish Academy (Svenska Akademiens stipendium till postdoktorala språkforskare)

2013–: Junior Professor of Scandinavian Linguistics, Institute of Scandinavian Studies, Frisian Studies and General Linguistics, Kiel University.

2012–2013: Interim Professor of Scandinavian Linguistics, Kiel University.

2011–2013: Senior Lecturer, University of Münster (German Studies).

2010–2011: Lecturer, HafenCity University Hamburg (Q-Studies).

2007/2008: Lecturer, University of Hamburg (Scandinavian Studies).

2005–2011: Researcher, research project Scandinavian Syntax in a Multilingual Setting, Collaborative Research Centre 538 Multilingualism, University of Hamburg

2009: Award for the best dissertation in the Faculty of Language, Literature and Media and the Faculty of European Languages and Literatures, University of Hamburg, Haspa Foundation.

2005–2009: Doctoral student, University of Hamburg (Scandinavian Studies). PhD dissertation: “Sprachausbau im Sprachkontakt. Eine theoretische und empirische Analyse zum Syntaxwandel im Altschwedischen” [“Language Ausbau in Language Contact. A Theoretical and Empirical Study on Syntactic Change in Old Swedish”]. Supervisor: Kurt Braunmüller.

2000–2005: Student, University of Hamburg (Scandinavian Studies, German Linguistics, Phonetics). Magister Artium [Master of Arts].

2000–2005: Excellent Student Fellowship, German Academic Scholarship Foundation.