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Stefan Müller Elected New Member of Academia Europaea

Linguist from Freie Universität Berlin Elected to Section for Linguistic Studies

№ 364/2014 from Oct 21, 2014

Stefan Müller, a professor of German grammar and general linguistics at the Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures at Freie Universität Berlin, was elected a member of the Academia Europaea. The Academia Europaea is a nongovernmental academic society with members from all parts of Europe. New members are nominated by a committee.

The Academia Europaea supports interdisciplinary and international research with a focus on European issues. It functions in an advisory capacity for national governments with regard to research, teaching, and academic life in Europe.

Stefan Müller, born in 1968 in Jena, majored in computer science, computer linguistics, and linguistics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and in Edinburgh. The following three years he did research and taught at Humboldt-Universität. He then worked for three years as grammar developer at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence in Saarbrücken (DFKI), where he defended his doctoral thesis in 1997. This was followed by a year as a senior grammar developer at Interprice Berlin. He was also a visiting lecturer at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Stefan Müller worked as a substitute professor of German linguistics and computer linguistics at Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena (2001 to 2003). In 2003 he was appointed junior professor of theoretical linguistics and computer linguistics at the University of Bremen. From 2005 to 2006 he was a substitute professor of theoretical computer linguistics at the University of Potsdam. Since 2007 he has been a professor of German grammar and general linguistics at Freie Universität Berlin.

In addition to German, Müller works with Mandarin-Chinese, Danish, Maltese, and Persian. The aim of his research is to understand the structures of languages and to find commonalities in languages and classes of language. In the context of head-driven phrase structure grammar, he develops formal models and checks their consistency using computer implementations.

Further Information

Prof. Dr. Stefan Müller, Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-52973 or 030 /838-54808 (sec.), Email: