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

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.