Postdoctoral degree (Habilitation) in General Linguistics, Humboldt University, Berlin.
- since 2000
researcher at Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin
Dr. phil. in Germanic Linguistics ("summa cum laude")
- 06 - 08/1997
studies and research at Cornell University and University of Massachusetts (scholarship from the German Science Foundation)
- 1996 - 1999
graduate programme 'Economy and complexity in language', Humboldt University, Berlin and Potsdam University.
M.A. in Germanic Linguistics, Italian and German as a Foreign Language at Humboldt University, Berlin
- 1990 - 1995
B.A. & M.A. studies at Humboldt University, Berlin (Germanic Linguistics, Italian and German as a foreign language)
- 1993 - 1994
B.A. studies at Università degli Studi di Pisa (DAAD scholarship)