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04.2016–Professor for Linguistics of German: Syntax at the Institute for German Language and Linguistics of the Humboldt University Berlin
 
9.2014elected member of the Academia Europaea, Section Linguistic Studies
 
04.2008–04.2016Vice speaker of the Interdisciplinary Center European Languages (Interdisziplinären Zentrums Europäische Sprachen)
08.2007–04.2016Professor for German Grammar at the Institute for German and Dutch Philology at the Free University of Berlin
 
10.2006–07.2007Juniorprofessor for Theoretical Linguistics/Computational Linguistics at the FB 10 (Linguistics) of the University Bremen
Adaption of the last text book grammar to Minimal Recursion Semantics. Development of a grammar of Maltese. Adaption of the German, Chinese, and Maltese grammars to a uniform format. The three grammars now use the same core.
 
09.01.2006Positive evaluation as Juniorprofessor
 
10.2005–09.2006Acting Chair for Theoretical Computational Linguistics at the Institut for Linguistics of the University Potsdam
 
04.2003–09.2005Juniorprofessor for Theoretical Linguistics/Computational Linguistics at the FB 10 (Linguistics) of the University Bremen
Development of the grammar B-Ger-Gram, which is a combination of the VerbMobil Grammar and the Babel Grammar. Work with and development of the TRALE System. Research on syntax and information structure of German.
 
03.2003–03.2003 Work in the project Whiteboard at the Language Technology Lab at the DFKI in Saarbrücken
 
18.06.2001Habilitation for Computational Linguistics at the Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität des Saarlandes for the Habilitationsschrift Complex Predicates: Verbal Complexes, Resultative Constructions, and Particle Verbs in German
 
04.2001–02.2003 Acting Chair for Applied Linguistics/Computational Linguistics at the Institute for German Linguistics of the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
 
05.2000–03.2001 continued development of the HPSG grammar for German for industrial applications at the company Interprice in Berlin and for use in the DFKI project Whiteboard,
head of grammar development for English and Spanish at the company Interprice in Berlin and teaching at the chair for Computational Linguistics of the Humboldt-University Berlin
 
01.1997–05.2000 Work as grammar developer at the Language Technology Lab at the DFKI in Saarbrücken in the project Verbmobil and teaching at the department for computational linguistics of the University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken
 
23.09.1997   Defense of the Dissertation Spezifikation und Verarbeitung deutscher Syntax in Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar at the Technische Fakultät der Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, with the predicate "sehr gut" (very good)
 
01.1994–12.1996   Research and teaching at the Institute for German Language and Linguistics at the Chair for Computational Linguistics of the Humboldt-University Berlin.
I developed an HPSG fragment of German and implemented a Prolog system for the processing of this grammar. The linguistic theory of the Babel-System is documented in Deutsche Syntax deklarativ and in Complex Predicates.

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09.1989–12.1993   Study Computer Science/Computational Linguistics/Lingustics at the Humboldt-University Berlin and at the University of Edinburgh.