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(Last Updated: 18 November 2023)
I was born in 1971 and raised in Treuchtlingen (region: Central Franconia in Bavaria, Germany). I am interested in language, music and politics. After graduating from high-school I studied English and French (and later also German) at the following universities from 1991 to 1997: Eichstätt, Germany, University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Sorbonne in Paris, France, and Graz, Austria. Since 1998 I've been a linguist at the Chair of English Linguistics at the University of Eichstätt, since 2016 head of the research unit InES at Vhs Donauwörth. I held interim or guest professorships in Münster, Bayreuth, Erfurt, Freiburg, and Budapest. From 2012 to 2016 , I was also Director of Europäisches Haus Pappenheim (EHP). On these pages you can get to know me as a linguist, as an entertainer, as an author, a teacher/lecturer and as a private person.
Selected Projects: Language Emergency Doctor (Sprach-Not-Arzt) (with TV report), Innovative Europäische Sprachlehre, ASEcoLi, my blog (German)
Selected Books: 2nd edition of my Introduction to Linguistics, Wort-Waffen abschaffen!, European Quiz Book, Wohlstand durch Wortschatz? (in German), Europoesia (hints for interpretation)
on the external links.