I am a Professor of English Linguistics and Translatology at the  Department of Language Science and Technology at Saarland University and as the Speaker of SFB 1102 also part of the SFB Board.  Apart from being PI on SFB projects B1, B7 and T1, I’m also involved in the  CLARIN-D project. My  main research interest are linguistic and cross-linguistic variation, notably functional variation (register) and translation.