Curriculum Vitae

 1930  September 24 

 Born in Iserlohn, Germany

 1950  February 27   School-leaving certificate, secondary school
   October  Enrolment at the University of Heidelberg, Germany
 1952  October 25  Undergraduate degree in Translation, English and Spanish
 1953    Exchange student at the University of Lisbon, Portugal
   July 4  Certificate in Portuguese Language Teaching
   October 28  Undergraduate degree in Translation, Portuguese
 1954  October 29  Postgraduate degree in Interpreting and Translation, Portuguese
   Enrolment in Economics, University of Heidelberg
   Enrolment in General and Comparative Historical Linguistics, German Studies and Romance Languages,
 University of Heidelberg
 1962  January 19  PhD degree
   Department of Modern Languages, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg
   Assistant, Institute of Linguistics, University of Heidelberg
 1968  February 2  Postdoctoral degree in General and Comparative Historical Linguistics
   Assistant professor, Institute of Linguistics, University of Heidelberg
   Professor, Chair of General and Applied Linguistics, University of Mainz

 Professor, Chair of General Translation Studies with Special Reference to Portuguese,
 University of Heidelberg

 1992    Retirement
   Chair of Translation Studies, University of Innsbruck, Austria
   Guest Professor at Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Turkey
   Guest Professor at Okan University, Istanbul, Turkey

 Guest Professor at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies,
 University of Mainz, Germersheim

 2010  January 17

 Honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting
 Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Mainz, Germersheim

Lectures and Research Study Trips

Research study trips: since 1953 frequent research study trips to Portugal.
1962-1975 several trips to India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to study Indian English dialect(s) and Creole Portuguese, as well as, 1969 a trip to Graz, Austria, and 1967-1974 several trips to England for the same purpose. 1986 Basque studies in Spain. 1984, 1987-1994 several trips to Finland. 1988 trip to the Cape Verde Islands. 1990 trip to Turkey, 1988/1989 trip to Japan (workshop on oral interpretation). 1990 trip to Jakarta, Indonesia.

Lectures: 1990 and 1991 in Brazil, since 1991 several times in Austria,
1991-1994 in Spain, 1992 and 1994 in Slovenia, 1993 and 2001 in Mexico,
1993 and 1994 in Venezuela, 1994 and 1995 in the Czech Republic,
1994 and 2002 in Croatia, 1995 in Graz, Austria, 1995 and 1998 in Slovenia,
2001 in Krems, Austria.

Since 1953, Portuguese translator and interpreter for official and private institutions.

Publications in German and English

General Translation Studies (translation and interpreting), Historical-Comparative Linguistics, German Mediaeval Texts, Indology, Portuguese.

Translations from French, Portuguese and Basque.