Communication by means of natural language arguably is one of the most amazing faculties evolution has bestowed on the human species. The study of natural language in all its variety, its multiple factets and dimenions is what linguistics is about.
My research interests include:
corpus and computational linguistics
collocation, multi-word lexical units
register and genre
multimodality and multimodal register studies
linguistic knowledge representation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS)
International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)
Deutscher Anglisten Verband e.V.
Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Language and Linguistics
Editorial Board Member of the Zeitschrift für interkulturellen Fremdsprachenunterricht