I am a postdoc at the SFB German in Austria at the University of Vienna. I currently also pursue an MA in library and information science. I received my graduate training and PhD at the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin (dissertation: Grammatical Variation in Standard German, 1900-1999: A Contrastive Corpus-Linguistic Study of Germany and Switzerland). Prior to that, I received my M.A. in Germanic studies from the University of Cologne, Germany (thesis: Semantischer Transfer im englisch-deutschen Sprachkontakt: Texas- und Barossadeutsch im Vergleich/Semantic Transference in German-English language contact). Other waypoints are the University of Bonn, Germany, and Klaipėda University, Lithuania.