Short CV/Education and training

  • 1984 – 1987
    B.A.,Wellesley College, Double Major, Language Studies and Computer Science

  • 1987 – 1988
    Full-Time Intern, Computer Science Department, Wellesley College.

  • 1988 – 1991
    M.A., Stanford University, Linguistics

  • 1991 – 1993
    Ph.D., Stanford University, Linguistics

  • 1993 – 1995
    Research Scientist, Dept. of Linguistics, Computational Linguistics Section, University Tübingen

  • 1995 – 1997
    Research Scientist, IMS (Natural Language Processing Institute), University Stuttgart

  • 1997 – 2002
    Research Scientist, Dept. of Linguistics, Universität Konstanz.

  • 2002 – 2003
    Lecturer, Computational Linguistics Centre for Computational Linguistics, UMIST.

  • Since 2003
    Professor (C3), Theoretical and Computational Linguistics Department of Linguistics, Universität Konstanz

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • Advisory Board, NSF Project Collaborative: A Multi-Representational and Multi-Layered Treebank for Hindi/Urdu, University of Colorado, 2009 – 2010

  • Collaborator/Consultant, NWO-DFG Project on Incremental Interpretation of Case and Prominence, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen and Phillips University Marburg, 2005 – 2007

  • Consultant, CRULP (Center for Research on Urdu Natural Language Processing), Lahore, Pakistan. Consulted on the development of a machine translation system for Urdu, 2003 – 2004

  • Consultant (No-Fee), PARC (until 2002 at Xerox PARC), California Part of an LFG Parallel Grammar Development effort using the XLE (Xerox Linguistic Environment), parsing/generation/translation platform. Project Name: ParGram. Languages: German, English, Danish, French, Japanese, Norwegian, Urdu. 1996 – 2003

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editorial Board, Series on Studies in Constraint-Based Linguistics, CSLI Publications, since 1999

  • Editor at Large, CSLI Publications, since 1997


  • for Publishers: Cambridge University Press, John Benjamins, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Oxford University Press, Springer Verlag

  • for Journals: Computational Linguistics, Folia Linguistica, Journal of Language Sciences, Journal of Linguistics, Journal of Semantics, Language, Language and Computation, Linguistic Inquiry, Linguistic Typology, Linguistics, Linguistics and Philosophy, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, The Nordic Journal of Linguistics, Studia Linguistica, Studies in Language, Syntax, Transactions of the Philological Society, Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft

Additional qualifications

  • Staatsexamen English, 2003

  • Staatsexamen German, 2007


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