Born on January 17, 1945 in Armadale, Australia. Study of psychology and German, Melbourne Univ., DAAD Scholarship, study of linguistics, Free Univ. Berlin, Bonn Univ., study of psycholinguistics, doctorate, Univ. of Texas, Austin (1975), research at Massachussetts Institute of Technology (1975- 1976), at Sussex Univ./GB (1976-1982), at Medical Research Council/GB (1982-1993), a.o. Professor Radboud Univ. Nijmegen, Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (since 1993).