1 University Education, Degrees, Positions
Born in Freiburg / Breisgau in 1955
Presently Director of the project Sprachalltag in Baden-Württemberg at the Ludwig-Uhland-Institute/University of Tübingen. This project focusses on the analysis of basic dialects in 160 towns in Northern Baden-Württemberg.
2013 : Habilitation - Faculty of Social Sciences/University of Tübingen, associate Professor at The University of Tübingen
2006 : associate Professor at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature/University of Bayreuth.
2000 : Habilitation - University of Bayreuth (Wortgeographie der Sprachlandschaften Vorarlbergs und Lichtensteins)
1985 : Second State Exam (teaching qualification)
1984 : Ph.D. - University of Freiburg/Breisgau („The Breisgau Dialects“) after studies at the Universities of Freiburg and Grenoble (German studies, Romance languages and literature, philosophy)
2 Research Interests
Dialectology (Southern Germany and Vorarlberg)
Development of New High German
History of the language
Geography of family names
1980 – up to date : Voralberger Sprachatlas. A popular version of this basic
3000-page edition appeared in 2006.
2009 – up to date: Sprachalltag in Baden-Württemberg