my current base:


After a 4-year postdoc period, and a guest researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (Germany) I'm currently on the position of a "scientist" (postdoc research fellow) at that same institute.

For a quick overview on my current activities please visit the sites at the MPI

either here ore here


my bio:

short cv:

  • since 8/2009 research fellow (scientist) at MPI EVA Leipzig
  • 2010 guest at Research training group GRK DFG 1624/1 "Frequency effects in language"
  • 2008- 2009   guest researcher at the linguistics department of MPI EVAN Leipzig
  • 2005- 2008 postdoctoral researcher at the linguistics department of MPI EVAN Leipzig
  • 2005 PhD in Speech Science at Halle University
  • 2000-2004 team member of the ALTAI-SAYAN-LANGUAGE-and-ETHNOGRAPHY-PROJECT [ASLEP (TOFA)] a DOBES Project funded by Volkswagen-Stiftung and hosted at MPI EVAN Leipzig
  • 2000-2004 research associate at Institute for Speech Science and Phonetics, Halle University
  • 1999-2000 study of Medical Physics at Halle University
  • 1999 diploma in speech science at Halle University
  • 1998-1999 therapist work as speech pathologist/therapist
  • 1992-1993 civilian service at the clinics for Otorhinolaryngology, Halle University
  • 1990-1999 study of Speech Science, Phonetics, German Linguistics, Japanology at Halle University and Netherlands Studies and Central Asian Studies at Leipzig University


  • GAL e.V.(German assoc. of applied linguistics) Currently Kati Hannken-Illjes and I lead the division "Phonetics and Speech Science"
  • IPA International Phonetic Association
  • ISCA International Speech Communication Association
  • LSA Linguistic Society of America
  • ASA Acoustic Society of America
  • gbs Gesellschaft für bedrohte Sprachen e.V.
  • ALT Association for Linguistic Typology
  • mdvs mitteldt. verband für sprechwissenschaft e.V.


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