Biography: Karl Gerhard Hempel
Karl Gerhard Hempel (1965), M.A. (1991), Dr. Phil. (1995) studied Classical Archaeology, Greek and Latin Philology at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich. He has taught as a linguistic expert in several Italian universities. In 2002 he became a researcher (ricercatore) for German Language and Translation at the University of Messina (Sicily). Since 2007 he has worked at the Università del Salento (Lecce). Fields of interest are culture-bound differences in academic discourse, technical translation and history of translation in the 15th-16th century.
Acknowledgement: I am very grateful to my colleague Thomas Christiansen (Università del Salento) for correcting my English.