Curriculum Vitae

Academic Degree: Ph.D.

Education

Ph.D. in Linguistics (Legal and Administrative French), Duisburg University, 1993

M.A. equivalent (French and English, distinction), Duisburg University, 1985


Employment

2012 (March): Invited talk on "'New German' and Germish: Topical Developments of German in the Language of Advertising and Image Formation" (German title) held at National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (NKFUST) on March 12, 2012

2011 (Oct.) to Date: Deputy member of the Senate of Saarland University of Applied Sciences

2009 (Oct.) to date: Deputy member of the Department Board of Saarland University of Applied Sciences (Department of Businees Administration)

2009 (Oct.) to date: Head of the DFHI/ISFATES study programme Master of Management Sciences

2008 (Oct.) to date: Member of the Language Aptitude Board of Saarland University of Applied Sciences, Department of Business Administration

2008 (Oct.) to date: Professor of Applied Languages (English and French), Saarland University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Department of Business Administration

2005 (Aug.) to 2008 (July): Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied English Studies of MingDao University (Changhua)

2005 (Aug.) – 2006 (Dec.): Head of the Department of Applied English Studies of MingDao University (Changhua, Taiwan)

1991 (Oct.) to 2005 (Aug): Head of the French Department at the Language Centre of Göttingen University, Germany

2004 (Nov.) to 2005 (Aug): Full academic faculty member of the Department of Romance Philology of Göttingen University

2004 (May) to 2005 (Aug): National graduation examiner in Spanish Linguistics and Spanish Methodology for secondary education teacher candidates, conferred by the examination authority of Lower Saxony

2003 (Oct.) to 2005 (Aug): National graduation examiner in French Linguistics and French Methodology for secondary education teacher candidates, conferred by the examination authority of Lower Saxony

2002 (Nov.) to 2005 (Aug): Instructor of Applied Linguistics and Methodology (French and Spanish) in the Department of Romance Philology of Göttingen University

1995 (Apr.) to 2005 (Aug): Instructor of French and Spanish Linguistics in introductory courses at the Department of Romance Philology of Göttingen University

1989 (Jan.) – 2005 (July): Part-time instructor of General French and Business French at the Romance Department of Duisburg University

1987 (Sep.) – 1991 (Sep.): Pedagogical staff member of English and French at the Catholic Education Institute in Oberhausen (Germany)

1986 (Sep.) – 1991 (Apr.): Instructor of Business English in classes preparing for the examination of bilingual secretaries at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce

1983 (Sep.) –1986 (Aug.): Instructor of English and French at Weltsprachen- Institut, Mülheim (Germany)


Editorial Activity

2010 (Jan.) to date: Editor of the Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching (JLLT)

2003 (Jan.) to 2009 (Dec.): Co-editor of the national pedagogic journal Fremdsprachen und Hochschule (FuH) (Foreign Languages and Universities)


Memberships

2004 to 2006: Member of the Permanent Board of the AKS (Association of
Language Centres in Germany)

1995 to 2005 (Aug): Göttingen Representative of the UNIcert® Council

1994 to date: Member of the Association of German Romance Philologists


Publications

- 3 books
- 3 edited works
- 30 articles and papers
- 19 book reviews
- 1 translation work (French – German)

For further details, please refer to the publication list.


Fields of Research

- languages for special/specific purposes
- grammar and grammaticography
- research on writing
- language consciousness
- lexicography, meta-lexicography and dictionary work
- examination methodology and examination practice in German, French, English, and
Spanish


Additional Qualifications

2004 (May) First runner-up for the appointment to the professorship of
French Linguistics and Translation Sciences at Cologne
University of Applied Sciences

1983 - 1984 State-approved translator and interpreter of French;
State-approved translator of English


Award/Scholarships

1986 – 1987 National German Scholarship for Ph.D. studies

1984 Strasburg-Prize for students by the F.V.S-Foundation

1981 – 1982 Scholarship granted by the German Academic Exchange Service
for studies in France


International Academic Experience

1985 Research work in Paris (Sorbonne University library)

1981 – 1982 Sponsored-studies in France (University of Nantes)


Languages

- German (mother tongue)
- French ((near)-native competence)
- English ((near)-native competence)
- Spanish (near-native competence)
- Italian (reading competence)