CV

 
  • *1961
  • 1980 - 1987: Study of Older and Newer German Studies, Philosophy and Educational Science, Teacher Training Sec. II and I at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn; 1st State Examination
  • 1993: Doctorate at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn
  • 1993 - 1995: Lecturer at the universities of Bonn, Koblenz and Düsseldorf
  • 1994 - 1995: Research assistant at the press office of the city of Solingen
  • 1995 - 1999: Research assistant at the German Department of the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (DFG-Project)
  • 2000 - 2001: Habilitation Scholarship of the German Research Foundation
  • 2002: Habilitation at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (Venia legendi: German linguistics)
  • 2004-2009: Substitute for the Chair of German Philology at the Institute for Linguistics and Communication Studies (ISK) at RWTH Aachen University
  • 2007: Appointment as associate professor
  • Summer semester 2009: Substitute for the Chair of Communication Theory at the ISK
  • Winter semester 2009/10: Call to the Chair of German Linguistics at ISK
  • 2011: Call for a W3 professorship in linguistics at the University of Flensburg (declined)
  • 03/2014: Lectureship at the Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Erasmus short-term lectureship)
  • 10/2016: Visiting professor at Tongji University Shanghai
  • 10/2018: Visiting professor at Tongji University Shanghai

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Academic self-administration

  • since 2004: Member of the examination board for speech therapy of the medical faculty
  • 2005-2008: Executive Director of the Institute of Speech and Communication Sciences
  • since 2010: Chairman of the APL Committee of the Faculty of Philosophy
  • since 2010: (Deputy) member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Philosophy
  • 2011-2013: Member of the examination board of the Faculty of Humanities
  • 2013-2014: Speaker of the Department of Education, Cognition, Communication
  • 2013-present: Member of the Teacher Examination Board of the Faculty of Philosophy
  • 2014-2017: Executive Director of the Institute for Language and Communication Studies
  • since 2014: Chairman of the examination board of the Faculty of Philosophy
  • since 2017: Vice-Chairman of the Examination Board for Speech Therapy of the Faculty of Medicine

 

Memberships

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Sprache in der Politik e.V. (1st Chairman from 2011 to 2021)

Arbeitskreis Linguistische Pragmatik e.V.

Arbeitskreis Linguistische Sprachkritik

Deutscher Germanistenverband

Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik

Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (Chairman of the Aachen Branch)

Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft

 

Scientific Advisory Board

  • "Empirical Linguistics," edited by Wolfgang Imo and Constanze Spieß, Berlin: de Gruyter.
  • "Muttersprache. Vierteljahresschrift für deutsche Sprache", edited by the Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (GfdS), Wiesbaden.
  • "Zeitschrift für Flüchtlingsforschung (Z'Flucht)," edited by Marcel Berlinghoff (and others) in conjunction with the Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung, Baden-Baden: Nomos