Born in Hamburg, Germany

mother of two children

hobbies: skiing, swimming, tennis and writing (not of linguistic papers)


1972-1978 Studies in English and Mathematics, University of Freiburg

1982 Doctorate in English Linguistics, University of Freiburg

1991 Certificat de spécialisation, University of Geneva

1998 Habilitation in General Linguistics, University of Tübingen,

Research and Teaching Positions

1980-1986 University of Freiburg

1992-2003 University of Geneva

1998 Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics

2003- University of Oldenburg

1990-2003 Editorial work for Kritikon Litterarum

2004-2008 Member of the editorial board of Applied Psycholinguistics

Regular reviewer for Child Language, Language Acquisition, and the following conferences: Boston University Conference on Child Language Development, GALA; GALANA; Gasla. 


DGfS (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft)

IASCL (International Association for the Study of Child Language)

GLOW (Generative Linguistics Old World)

Recent conference participation (as speaker, chairperson or organizer)

European Group for the Study of Child Language Disorders (Royaumont, May 2005), IASCL (Berlin, 2005), GALA (Siena, 2005), Latsis Conference on Early Language Acquisition and Disorders (Geneva, 2006), Going Romance II (Utrecht, 2006), Boston University Conference on Language Development, (2006), GALA (Barcelona, 2007), ISB 6 (Hamburg, 2007), 1. NWLK (Bremen, 2008), DGfS (Bamberg, März 2008), Hommage à Celia Jakubowicz (Paris, 2009), DGfS (Osnabrück, 2009), ISB 7 (Utrecht, 2009), 2. NWLK (Bremen, 2009), Gasla (Illinois, 2009), Icra (Oldenburg, 2009), COST meeting Amsterdam 2009, COST meeting Newcastle 2010, 3. NWLK (Oldenburg, 2010), ISB 8 (Oslo, 2011), GALA (Thessaloniki, 2011), BUCLD 2011 (Plenary), GALA (Oldenburg, 2013).