Jens Fleischhauer

Department of General Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf

I am a post-doc researcher at the Department of General Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf. I am also the Erasmus coordinator for the Department of General Linguistics.


Research interests

I basically focus on the investigation of the syntax-semantics interface, focusing 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)

Languages I worked on: German, Polish, Bulgarian, Russian, French, Persian


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   


04/2007 - 07/2011 Research assistant Department of General Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf                          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                                                                                                               04/2015 - 07/2015 Kauz Semantic Technology, Düsseldorf; Linguistics and Softwaredevelopment                                              07/2015 - 09/2019  PostDoc Researcher Department of General Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf                 10/2019 - now Vertretungsprofessur für Linguistik Department of General Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf 



Summer 2021 Aufbauseminar Morphosyntaktischer Wandel in den indo-iranischen Sprachen                                                    Winter 2020 Vorlesung Einführung in die Morphologie                                                                                                                       Winter 2020 Aufbauseminar Genus & Sexus                                                                                                                             Summer 2020 Aufbauseminar Polysynthese & Head-Marking                                                                                                         Summer 2020 Aufbauseminar Funktionsverbgefüge                                                                                                                    Summer 2020 Forschungsseminar Korpus-basierte Semantik - Pseudo-Inkorporation im Deutschen                                       Summer 2020 Masterseminar Inkorporation & Pseudo-Inkorporation                                                                                            Winter 2019 Basisseminar Einführung in die Morphologie                                                                                                                      Winter 2019 Aufbauseminar Kasus                                                                                                                                                          Winter 2019 Aufbauseminar Introduction to the theory of the lexicon (together with Curt Anderson)                                                   Winter 2019 Masterseminar Light verb constructions and serial verb constructions form a typological perspective                               Winter 2019 Master-Forschungskolloquium Morphologie & Syntax                                                                                                     Summer 2019 Aufbauseminar Morphosyntax der Indo-Iranischen Sprachen                                                                             Summer 2019 Aufbauseminar Diminutiv und Augmentativ aus morphologischer und typologischer Perspektive                      Summer 2019 Aufbauseminar Medium und Reflexiv (together with Niklas Wiskandt)                                                                             Winter 2019 Basisseminar Einführung in die Morphologie                                                                                                             Summer 2018 Aufbauseminar Einfache und komplexe Prädikate                                                                                               Summer 2018 Methodenkurs Grammatische Methoden                                                                                                                        Winter 2017 Blockseminar Sprachkritik                                                                                                                                          Winter 2017 Basisseminar Einführung in die Morphologie                                                                                                             Winter 2017 Aufbauseminar Adjektive aus morphologischer und typologischer Perspektive                                                     Summer 2017 Aubauseminar Linking und Linkingasymmetrien in Indo-Iranischen Sprachen                                                    Summer 2017 Methodenkurs Grammatische Methoden                                                                                                                Winter 2016 Basisseminar Einführung in die Morphologie                                                                                                            Winter 2016 Aufbauseminar Linguistische Typologie                                                                                                                     Winter 2016 Blockseminar Sprachtypologie und Gebärdensprache (together with Elena Jahn)                                                  Summer 2016 Methodenkurs Grammatische Methoden                                                                                                                         Summer 2016 Aufbauseminar Syntax-Semantik Schnittstelle: Aspektuelle Komposition                                                              Winter 2015 Basisseminar Einführung in die Morphologie und Syntax (4-stündig)                                                                       Winter 2015 Aufbauseminar Morphosyntaktischer Wandel: Diachrone und funktionale Aspekte von Ergativsystemen                  Winter 2014 Basisseminar Einführung in die Morphologie und Syntax (4-stündig)                                                                       Winter 2014 Aufbauseminar Ereignisstruktur: Verbbedeutung und Argumentrealisierung                                                            Summer 2014 Basisseminar Einführung in die Pragmatik                                                                                                                       Summer 2014 Masterseminar Morphologie der Argumentrealisierung (together with Albert Ortmann)                                        Winter 2013 Blockseminar Transitivität                                                                                                                                           Winter 2013 Aufbauseminar Ereignisstruktur                                                                                                                               Summer 2013 Aufbauseminar Gradmodifikation                                                                                                                           Winter 2012 Aufbauseminar Ereignisstruktur (2x)                                                                                                                       Summer 2012 Aufbauseminar Definitheit und Aspekt (together with Adrian Czardybon)                                                              Winter 2011 Aufbauseminar Telizität                                                                                                                                                     Summer 2011 Aufbauseminar Unakkusativität                                                                                                                                  Winter 2010 Aufbauseminar Relevanztheorie                                                                                                                                      Summer 2010 Aufbauseminar Deixis                                                                                                                                             Winter 2009 Aufbauseminar Implikaturen                                                                                                                                                Winter 2007 Aubauseminar Implikaturen und Relevanz                                                                                                                         Summer 2007 Aufbauseminar Sprache und Genetik (together with Sven Sommerfeld) 



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