Jens Fleischhauer

Institute of Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf

I am a postdoc at the Institute of Linguistics at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf.

Research interests

My research focuses on the investigation of the syntax-semantics interface, especially on syntactic and semantic properties of complex expressions as well as on deep lexical decomposition. In particular, my work is concerned with the following issues:

Syntax and semantics of complex predicates, especially light verb constructions in German and Persian & the modification of light verb constructions                                                                                                                                                                                    Degree expressions and their interaction with lexical aspect                                                                                                                  Aspectual composition (contrastive analysis Germanic vs Slavic languages)                                                                                        Case marking asymmetries (Germanic and Iranian languages)                                                                                              Morphosyntax and argument realization within Bantu languages

Languages I worked on: German, Polish, Upper Silesian Polish, Bulgarian, Russian, French, Persian, Gikuyu, isiZulu.

I am one of the series editors of the new book series 'Studies in Role and Reference Grammar' published at Mouton.


Academic education

12/2020 Habilitation in General linguistics (Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf), Habilitationsschrift entitled  The distribution of meaning components. The composition of affectedness and light verb constructions.                                                         

02/2015 PhD General Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf; Dissertation title Degree gradation of verbs (supervisors Sebastian Löbner and Robert D. Van Valin jr.)

01/2007 Magister Artium Philosophy and General Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf   


10/2021 - now PostDoc Researcher Department of General Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf                       10/2019 - 09/2020 Vertretungsprofessur für Linguistik Department of General Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf 07/2015 - 09/2019  PostDoc Researcher Department of General Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf                          04/2015 - 07/2015 Kauz Semantic Technology, Düsseldorf; Linguistics and Softwaredevelopment                                                   07/2011 - 04/2015 Reserach assistant in project B1 " Verb-frames at the Syntax-Semantics Interface" (PI Robert D. Van Valin jr.) as part of CRC 991, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf                                                                                                                     04/2007 - 07/2011 Research assistant Department of General Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf