ABOUT ME

Born in Luxembourg, I grew up in a multilingual environment (with beside my first language Luxembourgish, i.a. German, French and English as L2) and as such was from early on confronted with different areas of social and linguistic contact between different languages. During my linguistic studies in Germany, my main interest became focused on the sounds of the languages - the way they are produced and perceived and the way they interact in communication. Always open to something new, I also like to deepen myself into various other linguistic branches and areas.

The learning of i.a. Latin, Old Greek, Old Church Slavonic and different modern languages and the teaching of some of them gave me a broad insight into grammatical forms, functions and linguistic systems. A knowledge I use both in research and teaching.

EDUCATION

2015 - 2011

UNIVERSITÉ DU LUXEMBOURG

PhD studies in Luxembourgish Linguistics

(AFR-Stipendium of the Fonds National de la Recherche, Luxembourg)

PhD-Thesis:

"Sprachkontaktinduzierte Variation im luxemburgischen Konsonantismus"

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Phonetics & Phonology

Sociolinguistics/Sociophonetics

Language Variation and Change

Luxembourgish linguistics

Language Contact

Multilingualism

2010 - 2007

OTTO-FRIEDRICH-UNIVERSITÄT BAMBERG

German philology (linguistics), Slavistics, Contemporary History

MA-Thesis:

"Das luxemburgische Schwa. Zentraler Vokal einer jungen germanischen Sprache."

2007 - 2006

CHARLES UNIVERSITY PRAGUE

Erasmus-Program

2006 - 2004

OTTO-FRIEDRICH-UNIVERSITÄT BAMBERG

Archaeology, Contemporary History, Slavistics

2004 - 1990

Primary and secondary School in Luxembourg

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