I am a post-doctoral research fellow of English Linguistics at the Université de Neuchâtel in Switzerland. For the winter term 2019, I’m visiting professor at the Institute of English Studies at Universität Leipzig. In early 2017, I received my PhD at Freie Universität Berlin for a usage-based analysis of constraints on English serial verb constructions.
My primary research interests are lexico-grammatical patterns in contemporary English and language change in Late Modern English. I investigate how usage distribution contributes to our understanding of human linguistic knowledge. While I focus more on corpus-based perspectives, I also employ experimental methods.