I’m a professor of linguistics (German Grammar and Lexicon) at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
My research is focused German morphosyntax and the grammar-graphemics interface. My approach is cognitively oriented, theory-driven, and strongly empirical. I use corpus-linguistic and experimental methods. I also have an interest in statistical methods and methods of large-scale data analysis. I’m the principal creator of a suite of very large web corpora (COW). In my future research, I will focus on the epistemological foundations of linguistics and fundamental problems of theoretical and empirical paradigms in linguistics.