09/2016-01/2017Research stay at the University of Toronto (Canada)
Working title of project: Particle placement in Ontario English
Supervisor: Prof. Sali A. Tagliamonte
10/2013-01/2014College Teacher at Kantonsschule Ausserschwyz (Switzerland)
since 02/2014PhD fellow in Linguistics
Research Group: Quantitative Lexicology and Variational Linguistics Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Supervisors: Prof. Benedikt Szmrecsanyi / Prof. Marianne Hundt
Working Title: The dative alternation in Varieties of English
08/2011-01/2014Independent research project
Working title: Syntactic weight as a determinant of grammatical variation in British and American English
Supervisor: Prof. Marianne Hundt, English Department, University of Zurich
09/2010-12/2010Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Manchester (UK)
07/2010Fieldwork in Suva (Fiji): data acquisition for ICE-Fiji (PI: Marianne Hundt, University of Zurich)
02/2009-07/2011Master of Arts / Postgraduate Studies, University of Zurich (Switzerland)
09/2005-07/2008Bachelor of Arts / Undergraduate Studies, University of Basel (Switzerland)

Grants

2017Travel grant for conference participation (FWO grant no. K102218N)
2016
Travel grant Long Stay Abroad (Research Foundation Flanders / FWO [Belgium], grant no. V428916N)
2012Travel grant / doctoral grant (Swiss Society of Linguistics [Switzerland])
2010Semester award for the master thesis “Origin and functions of the particle eh in Channel Island English: A historical and comparative analysis”, University of Zurich