I am an assistant professor at the Department of Romance Philology at the University of Freiburg. My research interests include historical corpus linguistics, usage-based linguistics, and semantic and pragmatic theory.

Short CV

Scientific career

2015-2018Scholarship by the FWO (Research Foundation – Flanders) for a postdoc about the development of interrogatives in Spanish and Portuguese
Feb-May 2014Visiting professor at the University of Antwerp
2013Ph.D. in Romance Philology ("summa cum laude")
Since 2012Assistant professor at the Department of Romance Philology, University of Freiburg
2012Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (tutelage: Prof. Javier Elvira González)
2011Studies at the Universitat de Barcelona, collaboration in the research project "Gramática de las perífrasis verbales del español", Prof. Mar Garachana
2009-2012Scholarship by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for a PhD in the Graduate School GRK 1624/1 "Frequency effects in language"
2009Teaching assignment at the University of Cologne
2002-2009Studies of Romance Languages (Spanish and Italian), English and History at the University of Cologne and the Universidad de Sevilla


2014Prize of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE) for the best presentation (category post-doc) at the 47th Annual Meeting at the SLE Poznán. Presentation title: “The development of iterative verbal periphrases in Romance”.
2013Hans-und-Susanne-Schneider Preis 2013 for my Ph.D. thesis "Auxiliary Selection in Spanish: Gradience and Gradualness".