Doctorate, University Fribourg, 1966. Habilitation, University Regensburg, 1978.
Professor French Pedagogical College, Hitzkirch, Switzerland, 1966-1970. Researcher Fons National Suisse de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, 1970-1973. Assistant professor University Regensburg, Federal Republic Germany, 1974-1980, professor French Federal Republic Germany, 1980-1981, Freiburg University, Federal Republic Germany, since 1981.
Member of Swiss Science and Technology Council.
Married Marie Louise Zemp, October 19, 1967. Children: Pascal J., Marie Chantal.