I am Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Rostock. My research focuses on language contact and change from a synchronic and diachronic perspective, and I am particularly interested in phenomena relating to sociophonetics, multilingualism, and morphology.

My doctoral dissertation investigated the semantic development of borrowed derivational suffixes from Middle English until Present-Day English. In my post-doctoral work, I have mainly studied sociophonetic and pragmatic aspects of Irish English and, more recently, language use in multilingual contexts, both in Ireland and Namibia.

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