Exam, Free University, Berlin, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University, Berlin, 1984. Habilitation, University Augsburg, Germany, 1993.
Assistant Free University, 1971-1975. Lecturer University Sorbonne, Paris, 1976-1982. Docent University Augsburg, 1982-1993, Waseda University, Tokyo, 1988.
Professor University Heidelberg, Germany, 1993-1994. Professor German and Linguistics University Potsdam, Germany, since 1994.
Member Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Sprachwiss, International Cognitive Linguistics Association.