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Date of birth: 01/06/1953
Place of birth: Nürnberg, Germany
1972–1978: University education:
subjects: English and German
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) (FAU) and University of Oxford (year abroad)
1979–1980 University of Reading, Great Britain (lector for German)
1983 Ph.D. on the valency of English adjectives and their nominalizations (FAU)
1990 Habilitation on linguistic aspects of the dubbing of tv series into German (Universität Augsburg)
1991-1993 Professor of English Linguistics (FAU)
since 1993: Chair of English Linguistics (FAU)
Speaker of FAU Interdisciplinary Centre for Research on Lexicography, Valency and Collocation (since 2005)
President of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association (since 2018)
Co-editor of Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik (ZAA) and Lexicographica (journal and book series)