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Short CV

born 1962, married, three children

Educational background

M.A. 1989 Anglistik, Amerikanistik, Politikwissenschaft

Dr. phil. 1993 Englische Sprachwissenschaft, Allgemeine und vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft, Politikwissenschaft

Habilitation 1998 post-doctoral degree, venia legendi ‚Englische Sprachwissenschaft’

Positions held

Oct. 2012 – present Professor and chair in English Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine-Universität

April 2000 – Sept. 2012 Professor and chair in English Linguistics, Universität Siegen

April 1999 – March 2000 Professor of English Linguistics, Universität Hannover

1995 – 1999 Assistant professor ('Wissenschaftlicher Assistent'), Philipps-Universität Marburg

1989 – 1995 Research assistant ('Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter'), Philipps-Universität Marburg

Visiting Positions held

Sept./Oct. 2015 International Chair 'Empirical Foundations in Linguistics', Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle, Université Paris Diderot

Oct. 2011 – March 2012 Visiting professor, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

March – July 2004 Research associate, Department of Linguistics, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA

Oct./Nov. 1998 Visiting scholar, Max-Planck-Institut für Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Awards and Grants

Research grant 'Form and meaning in English compounds: The role of prosody', Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (October 2023-September 2026, c. 424,000€)

Research grant 'The semantics of derivational morphology: A frame-based approach', Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (July 2015-September 2024, c. 940.000 €)

Research grant ‘Spoken Morphology’, c. 225.000 € Strategischer Forschungsförderfonds der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (September 2020-Februar 2024)

Research grant DFG-Research Unit 2373 'Spoken Morphology', Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (Spokesman: Ingo Plag, October 2015-September 2022, c. 4.300.000 €), including three projects directed by Ingo Plag and co-PI's.

Research grant ‘Spoken Morphology’, c. 136.000 Strategischer Forschungsförderfonds der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (April 2013-March 2015)

Leonard Bloomfield Book Award 2014 (Linguistic Society of America) for Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber and Ingo Plag. 2013. The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology. Oxford University Press.

European Science Foundation Research Network ‘The European Network on Word Structure’ (Principal Investigator with Vito Pirelli, Pisa, and William Marslen-Wilson, Cambridge): 2011-2014, c. 485.000 €.

Elected Member of Academia Europaea (2013- )

Opus-Magnum Award Volkswagenstiftung and Thyssenstiftiung: English Morphology: A Reference Guide to Contemporary English Word Formation and Inflection (October 2011-September 2012, c. 100.000 €)

Research grant ‘Compound stress in English’, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
1st Funding period: July 2005 to December 2007, c. 165.000 €
2nd Funding period: May 2008 to May 2011, c. 200.000 €


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