I am Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Rostock. My research focuses on various contexts of language use and language variation – I am especially interested in sociophonetics, multilingualism in postcolonial societies (Ireland and Namibia), as well as short-term and long-term language change.

If you would like to know more about my research or teaching, please feel free to browse this site and get in touch.

For more information on the LinguEASTics lecture series and networking initiative I am co-organising with Theresa Heyd (Greifswald) and Britta Schneider (Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder), please consult our website here: www.iaa.uni-rostock.de/linguostik