I’m a linguist focussing on German morphosyntax and the grammar-graphemics interface. In June 2022 I accepted an offer by Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena to become a tenured professor for German Grammar starting October 2022. I hold a venia legendi for German Linguistics and Theoretical Linguistics from the Faculty of Language Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

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), which you can access at webcorpora.org. In my future research, I will focus on the epistemological foundations of linguistics and fundamental problems of theoretical and empirical paradigms in linguistics.

I have a broad teaching experience (both in German and English) in German Linguistics and English Linguistics as well as General/Theoretical Linguistics and Computational Linguistics.

I’m a strong proponent of Open Access Publishing and Open Source.