As a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation (1969–1976), she studied Latin and sport in her first degree from 1965 to 1970 and comparative Indo-European linguistics, Indo-Iranian studies , German philology and church music at the University of Erlangen from 1970 to 1977 . In 1970 she passed the academic examination for teaching at grammar schools in Latin and sport and in 1977 her doctorate in Comparative Indo-European Linguistics with the minor subjects Indo-Iranian Studies and German Philology at the University of Erlangen. From 1977 to 1984 she was a research assistant at the Chair of German Philology (Linguistics) at the University of Regensburg. After her habilitation in 1984 in the subject of German Philology (Linguistics) in Regensburg on the subject of "Expressivity and the Law of Sound in Germanic", she was an academic adviser there from 1984 to 1990 . From 1990 to 1994 she taught as a university professor (C 4) for comparative linguistics at the University of Giessen . From 1994 to 2013 she taught as a university professor (C 4) for Indo-European studies at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena . Since February 2013 she has been an honorary professor at the Humboldt University in Berlin . She turned down calls to the University of Münster (1992) and the University of Vienna (1997).
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German Indo-Europeanist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 23, 1946|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Fuerth|