Curriculum Vitae

1974-1981 Studied English, French, Spanish and Education at University of Trier

1978/79 Assistant Teacher of German at CES Rabelais Tours ( France)

1978/79 Studied French linguistics at Université de Tours ( France)

1980 Research stay at University of Reading ( England)

1981 First State Examination (Teacher’s certificate) English and French, University of Trier

1982 Part-time lectureship, University of Trier

1982 Master of Arts (MA) in English, French and Spanish Linguistics, University of Trier

1982/83 Graduate studies (University grant) at University of Oxford, Jesus College (GB)

1983/84 Graduate studies (DAAD grant) at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA)

1984 Research stay (library) at University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston ( Jamaica)

1984/85 Research assistant (Media Studies), University of Trier

1985-1987 PhD grant by “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes”

1987 PhD (Dr. phil.) in English linguistics, University of Duisburg

1987-1997 Assistant Professor (non-tenured), University of Duisburg

1987-1993: Hochschulassistent

1993-1997: Oberassistent

1988/89 Postdoctoral Research Grant by German Research Foundation (DFG), Australian National University (Canberra)

1990 Postdoctoral Research Grant by German Research Foundation (DFG), University of Namibia (Windhoek)

1991 Postdoctoral Research Grant by Heinrich-Hertz-Stiftung (Northrhine-Westfalia), Australian National University (Canberra)

1992 Bennigsen-Foerder Prize by Ministry of Education and Culture (Northrhine-Westfalia)

1993 Postdoctoral thesis (Habilitation) and Venia Legendi (Dr. habil.) in English linguistics

1993/94 Associate Professor (non-tenured), University of Düsseldorf

1995-1997 Full Professor (non-tenured), University of Greifswald

1997 Full Professor (non-tenured), University of Duisburg

1997/98 Universitair Docent, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

since 1998 Full Professor (tenured) of English Linguistics, University of Koblenz-Landau (Landau Campus)

2004-2007 External Examiner, University of Hong Kong

2009, 2011, 2012 Visiting Professor University of Hong Kong

2009, 2011 Visiting Professor University of Botswana (DAAD)

2013 Visiting Professor University of Buea, Cameroon (DAAD)

 


Major administrative functions (Landau Campus)

Since 1999: Chair Ständiger Prüfungsausschuss MA studies

2003-2008 and 2011-2014: Elected Council Member, Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences

2009 - 2015: Director of Language Laboratory

2000 - 2003 / 2008 - 2011 / 2014 - 2016: Head of the English Department

 


Editorial Board Memberships

1998 - 2014: Board of Consulting Editors and Review Editor of the journal Cognitive Linguistics (Mouton de Gruyter: Berlin/ New York)

since 1999: Advisory Board of Book Series Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research (John Benjamins: Amsterdam/Philadelphia)

2000 - 2014: Editorial Advisory Board and Review Editor of the journal Current Issues in Language Planning (Routledge: London/New York)

since 2004: Editorial Board of the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (Multilingual Matters: Clevedon)

since 2006: Editorial Board of the journal Intercultural Pragmatics (Mouton de Gruyter: Berlin/ New York)

since 2007: Advisory Board of the journal Languages in Nigeria (University of Ibadan Publishing Press)

since 2012: Cognitive Linguistic Studies. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins

since 2014: Editorial Board of Russian Journal of Linguistics (Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia: Moscow)

since 2017: Editorial Board of the journal LINGUA: An International Review of General Linguistics (Amsterdam: Elsevier)

 



Student and Faculty Exchange Programs (initiated and signed)

2000 St. Francis Xavier University of Antigonish (Canada)

2001 University of Kemerovo (Russia)

2002 University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

2002 University of Gdansk  (Poland)

2002 Jagiellonian University of Kraków (Poland)

2005 University of Czestochowa (Poland)

2005 University of Arizona (Tucson, USA); faculty exchange only

2005 University of Botswana (Gaborone), sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

2006 University of Hong Kong, sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

2013 Education University of Hong Kong (China)

 


International LAUD Symposia organized: (until 1998 jointly with René Dirven)

LAUD = Linguistic Agency University of Duisburg

http://www.uni-landau.de/anglistik/LAUD/proceedings.htm

1987

16th LAUD Symposium (Duisburg)

“Pidgin and Creole Languages”

 

1988

17th LAUD Symposium (Duisburg)

“Linguistic Approaches to Artificial Intelligence”

 

1989

18th LAUD-Symposium (Duisburg)

“Cognitive Linguistics”

 

1990

19th LAUD-Symposium (Duisburg)

“Diachrony within Synchrony: Historical Linguistics”

 

1991

20th LAUD-Symposium (Duisburg)

“Reference in Language”

 

1992

21st LAUD-Symposium (Duisburg)

“Intercultural Communication”

 

1993

22nd LAUD-Symposium (Duisburg)

“The Lexicon”

 

1994

23rd LAUD-Symposium (Duisburg)

“Language and Space”

 

1995

24th LAUD-Symposium (Duisburg)

“Language Contact and Language Conflict”

 

1996

25th LAUD-Symposium (Duisburg)

“The Cultural Context in Foreign Language “Teaching and Business Communication””

 

1997

26th LAUD-Symposium (Duisburg)

“Lover, Shepherd, Father?: Metaphor and Religion”

 

1998

27th LAUD Symposium (Duisburg)

“Humboldt and Whorf Revisited: Universal and Culture-Specific Conceptualizations in Grammar and Lexis”

 

2000

28th LAUD Symposium (Landau)

“Applied Cognitive Linguistics: Theory, Acquisition, and Language Pedagogy”

 

2002

29th LAUD Symposium (Landau)

“The Language of Politico-Social Ideologies”

 

2004

30th LAUD Symposium (Landau)

“Empowerment through Language”

 

2006

31st LAUD Symposium (Landau)

“Intercultural Pragmatics: Linguistic, Socio-cultural and Cognitive Perspectives”

 

2008

32nd LAUD Symposium (Landau)

“Cognitive Approaches to Second/Foreign Language Processing: Theory and Practice”

 

2010

33rd LAUD Symposium (Landau)

“Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Language variation in its structural, conceptual and cultural dimensions”

 

2012

35th LAUD Symposium (Landau)

“Cognitive Psycholinguistics: Bilingualism, Cognition & Communication”

 

2014

36th LAUD Symposium (Landau)

“Endangerment of Languages across the Planet: The Dynamics of Linguistic Diversity and Globalization”

 

2016

37th LAUD Symposium (Landau)

“Linguistic Landscapes and Superdiversity in the City”