I am a lecturer in linguistics at the Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures (Goethe-University Frankfurt). My main areas of interest are language variation and change, language contact, and formal theories of syntax. I am specialized in combining the empirical tools and methods of variationist sociolinguistics with a formal modelling of the findings according to current syntactic theory.
As part of my habilitation, I was working on dialectal variation of attributive possession in Spanish. My previous research focused, among others, on variation and change in Quebec French interrogatives (Ph.D. thesis, 2009) and on the influence of language contact on word order variation in Old French and Middle High German charters. I am currently working as a teacher in secondary education.