OK, the title of this week's post is a quote or a reference to German soccer speak. Mostly it's used to express that one has an ongoing contract. However, I can now officially announce that I signed a new contract this week for when my year as substituting professor ends.
I will join the Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS) in Stuttgart on April first (this is hopefully not a bad sign!). It's only a 18-months contract, but I hope there will be a possibility for an extension. I will do some teaching, coordination work for the Stuttgart CLARIN-D center, and I will continue research on phrasemes, morphological components, and writing technology. At least, that's the plan.
What is most important: My academic adventures will go on after March 30, that's really good news. But there is a catch: We have to move. But this is a different adventure.