Michael Percillier is Academic Staff Member and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of English Linguistics (Anglistik IV). He received his PhD from the University of Freiburg after having studied English and French at the same university. In his research, he is interested in language change, language contact phenomena, varieties of English, and corpus linguistics. His current research is situated within the DFG project “Borrowing of verb argument structure from Old French into Middle English” (in cooperation with Prof. Carola Trips, University of Mannheim, and Prof. Achim Stein, University of Stuttgart). He teaches classes such as “Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics” and “World Englishes”.