… studied English and American studies, history, and German as a foreign language at the University of Vienna, where she did her PhD in applied linguistics (‘The status of the Austrian standard variety of German at German institutes in Great Britain, France, Czech Republic and Hungary’, Peter Lang Verlag, 2005). She has taught German as a foreign language at the University of Swansea, UK, as well as English at Austrian schools. From 2012 to 2015, she worked on a FWF (Austrian Science Fund) research project on ‘Austrian Standard German as a language of education and instruction’ at the University of Vienna. She was part of the ICLTT (Institute of Corpus Linguistics and Text Technology) before joining the ACDH in 2015, where she deals primarily with research and networking activities in the realm of Austrian Standard German and corpus data acquisition (e.g. Austrian Media Corpus). She is an Austrian representative in the Council for German Orthography (Rat für deutsche Rechtschreibung) and one of Austria’s delegates in the EFNIL (European Federation of National Institutions for Language).
Her main current research interests focus on variational linguistics and Austrian Standard German, as well as building bridges between language didactics and corpus linguistics.
- Forschungsstipendium (University of Vienna, 2001)
- Erwin-Wenzl-Preis (2006)
- FWF-Projekt (P 23913-G18): Österreichisches Deutsch als Unterrichts- und Bildungssprache. (University of Vienna, 2012-2015)
- Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur (BMUKK): Studie zum Stellenwert der Rechtschreibung an Österreichs Schulen (2014)