I am a full professor in the Department of English Linguistics at the University of Stuttgart, as well as the chair of the department.

My research interests lie in the area of natural language meaning, including both semantics and pragmatics: how does meaning arise from the complex expressions that speakers utter and how do listeners understand what speakers intended to communicate? I primarily conduct research on English and Paraguayan Guaraní, a Tupí-Guaraní language spoken in Paraguay. Find out more about my research or check out my publications.

At the University of Stuttgart, I teach courses related to my research interests: introductions to semantics/pragmatics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics, as well as advanced courses in semantics and pragmatics and on social meaning. I also advise theses in these areas. Information about my office hours can be found on my department webpage.