Curriculum Vitae

Higher education

1991-1993 Ph.D., Stanford University, Linguistics
(The Structure of Complex Predicates in Urdu, Supervisor: Peter Sells)
1988-1991 M.A., Stanford University, Linguistics
1984-1987 B.A., Wellesley College, Double Major,
Language Studies and Computer Science


2003-current Professor for General and Computational Linguistics
Department of Linguistics, Universität Konstanz
2002-2003 Lecturer
Computational Linguistics Centre for Computational Linguistics, UMIST.
1997-2002 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Research Scientist)
Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft (Dept. of Linguistics), Universität Konstanz.
→ Project: Complex Predicates: synchronic and diachronic perspectives on  the lexicon.
→ Umbrella project: SFB 471 - Variation and Change in the Lexicon.
Research on the Syntax/Semantics and Syntax/Phonology interface with  special consideration of diachronic developments with respect to Urdu/Hindi and Bengali.
1995-1997 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Research Scientist)
IMS (Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung/Natural Language Processing Institute), Universität Stuttgart.
→ Project: ParGram
Developed a large-scale grammar for German within the XLE (Xerox Linguistic Environment) parsing/generation platform.
1993-1995 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Research Scientist)
Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft, Abteilung Computerlinguistik, (Dept. of Linguistics, Computational Linguistics Section), Universität Tübingen.
Designed and implemented a Reichenbachian approach for an analysis of tense and subsequent target language realization (German → English) in
cooperation with a larger tense/aspect group within the machine translation project Verbmobil.
1987-1988 Full-Time Intern
Computer Science Department, Wellesley College.
Assistant to the Systemadministrator; Supervision of a Terminalroom with about 20 Terminals for a VAX/VMS Unix-Machine and several PCs and Apple Computers; Teaching Assistant for the Computer Science Department; Software Development.