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.
2015 - 2011
UNIVERSITÉ DU LUXEMBOURG
PhD studies in Luxembourgish Linguistics
(AFR-Stipendium of the Fonds National de la Recherche, Luxembourg)
"Sprachkontaktinduzierte Variation im luxemburgischen Konsonantismus"
Phonetics & Phonology
Language Variation and Change
2010 - 2007
German philology (linguistics), Slavistics, Contemporary History
"Das luxemburgische Schwa. Zentraler Vokal einer jungen germanischen Sprache."
2007 - 2006
CHARLES UNIVERSITY PRAGUE
2006 - 2004
Archaeology, Contemporary History, Slavistics
2004 - 1990
Primary and secondary School in Luxembourg