I have a licence ès lettres in English Linguistics, English Literature, and Geography from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, a DPhil in English Language from the University of Oxford, and a Habilitation in English Philology from the University of Freiburg in Germany. In my DPhil thesis 'Modelling variation in Singapore English', I used indexicality as a framework to conceptualise the variation between Colloquial and Standard Singapore English. My habilitation thesis dealt with the language policies of Quebec, considered from a comparative perspective.
I am now Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Regensburg. Concurrently, I also teach at the Department of English of the University of Basle. My teaching has included world Englishes, language planning and policy, sociolinguistics, and phonetics.
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