Dietrich, Rainer was born on August 16, 1944 in Freiburg, Germany. Son of Erich and Ruth Gabriele (Dietrich) Fischer.
Dr.phil., University Saarbrucken, 1971. Dr.phil.habil, Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg, 1974.
Member computerlinguistic research project Research Institute for Computational Linguistics, Saarbrucken, Saarland, 1971-1973. Professor University Heidelberg, 1973-1993. Dean Neu Philologische Fakultaet, 1979-1981.
Vice president University Heidelberg, 1983-1985, head department German as foreign language, 1977-1992. Professor University Berlin, since 1993. Honorary professor Shanghai International Studies University, since 1987.
Head scientific advisory board Daimler-Benz Foundation, since 1998.
This is the second volume of the SiBil series to present results from the European Science Foundation's project 'Second language acquisition by adult immigrants'.
Author: Automatische Text woerterbuecher, 1972, Computer Linguistik, 1976, others. Co-editor: Language Processing, 1989, Modality in German, 1992, Adult Language Acquisition, 1993, The Acquisition of Temporality, 1995.