Research interests
  • Foreign language learning and teaching
  • First and Second Language Acquisition
  • Phonetics and Second Language Speech Learning
 
Educational background
  • 1993: 1. Staatsexamen, LA Gym (University degree required for the teaching profession
  • 1997-1999: NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biocommunications Laboratory, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
  • 1999: PhD, English linguistics, Slavic linguistics, General linguistics
 
Positions held
  • Since 2011: Full Professor and chair of Foreign Language Learning and Teaching, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 2004-2011: Full Professor of Applied Linguistics and the Teaching of English, University of Education, Schwäbisch Gmünd
  • 2003-2004: Visiting Professor, University of Education, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
  • 1999-2003: Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Assistant), English Department, University of Kiel, Germany
  • 1997-1999: Post-doctoral research fellow, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
  • 1993-1997: Research Assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), English Department, University of Kiel, Germany
  • 1986-1987: Assistant Teacher, Barry Boys Comprehensive School, Barry, Wales
  • 1987-1993: Student Assistant, English Department, University of Kiel, Germany
 
Ad-hoc peer reviewer

Journals

Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Canadian Modern Language Review, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching (IRAL), International Journal of Bilingualism, Journal of Phonetics, Language Learning, Phonetica und Second Language Research


Research funding organizations

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Volkswagen Stiftung, European Science Foundation (ESF), National Science Foundation, USA, Schweizerischer Nationalfond (SNF), Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung


University Services

FAU Language Center: Board spokesman (Vorstandssprecher)

FAU Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Theology: Diversity management representative (Diversity-Beauftragter)

 

Co-editor of two book series

Since 2014    Multilingualism and Language Teaching (with Silke Jansen and Martha Young-Scholten), Tübingen: Narr Verlag 

Since 2006    Sprachenlernen konkret! Angewandte Linguistik und Sprachvermittlung (with Erika Werlen and Gérald Schlemminger), Baltmannsweiler: Schneider Verlag Hohengehren.