Short Curriculum Vitae

11 Feb 1947  born in Weiltingen (Co. of Ansbach), Germany

Oct 1966  Abitur in Stuttgart, Germany

1967/68  military service

1969-70  Studies in German Language and Literature/Political Science at the University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

1970-75  Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy at the University of Stuttgart (with Christian Rohrer and Klaus Baumgärtner)

June 1975   M.A. in Linguistics and Philosophy, University of Stuttgart (Christian Rohrer)

1975-76  Scholarship by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes for studying abroad for one year (Philosophy Department, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA).

1976-81  graduate studies in philosophy at the Philosophy Department, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Fall 1979  guest semester at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (Philosophy and Linguistics Departments).

May 1981  Ph.D. in Philosophy (with Richmond H. Thomason), University of Pittsburgh.

1981 - 87  Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY.

1987-88  Studies in computer science, University at Albany, Albany, NY.

1988-  Department of Computational Linguistics, University of Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken, Germany.